Away guide | Sunderland
Swansea City travel to the north east on Saturday to face Sunderland in one of the longest away trips of the Championship season.
We have put together the below guide to help supporters plan their trip to the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland vs Swansea City
Date: Saturday, January 14 2023.
Address: Stadium of Light, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, SR5 1SU
Distance from the Swansea.com Stadium: 333mi
The 49,000 all-seater Stadium of Light is the biggest stadium in the Championship by some distance and their home match against Blackburn Rovers on Boxing Day holds the 2022-23 Championship attendance record of 43,921.
Away fans are located in the upper tier of the north stand which is behind one of the goals. There is room for up to 3,000 travelling fans here.
Facilities in this area are good, but the upper tier is very high and there are a lot of stairs from the ground floor to the seats.
Visiting fans generally enter the ground through turnstiles 69-72.
Please note that the Stadium of Light is a cashless venue.
It is no longer possible to purchase tickets for this match.
Travel packages are now on sale, with return coach travel priced at £45 per person, with a departure time of 4.30am from the Swansea.com Stadium.
Supporters should note that there will be no parking available at the Swansea.com Stadium on this day due to the Ospreys fixture taking place, and you will need to make alternative arrangements.
Roads can be very busy near the Stadium of Light and supporters are advised to allow extra time to deal with the traffic build up.
Roads near the stadium are residential only and are well monitored on matchdays.
There is reasonably-priced parking at the Stadium of Light Metro station, while there are many carparks in the Sunderland town centre which is a 10-15 minute walk from the stadium.
The pick of the city centre car parks is St Mary's (SR1 3AH).
Sunderland train station is located less than one mile from the Stadium of Light and the walk takes between 15 and 20 minutes. The walk is straightforward with the stadium visible for most of the trip.
Both the Stadium of Light and St Peters metro stations are close to the stadium, and you can travel to these from both Newcastle and Sunderland town centres.
Trains from Sunderland to Swansea take between eight and nine hours with multiple changes.
Supporters are urged to plan their journey in advance and keep checking for rail and travel updates which may impact the journey.
The nearest airport to the Stadium of Light is Newcastle. The stadium and airport are served by the metro.
Find out more about travel options provided by Tyne and Wear Metro by clicking here.
With the town centre in walking distance of the ground, there are a number of pubs and venues nearby which are suitable for travelling fans. William Jameson (a Wetherspoons in the town centre) is popular with football fans but can become busy.
The vast majority of pubs and restaurants in the city centre accept away fans. Sunderland's supporter liaison officer has highlighted Greens, Street Bar, Victors, Fire Station & The Peacock as being the best for supporters.
For those looking for something closer to the Stadium of Light, the Colliery Tavern and the Hilton Hotel also accept away fans. While the Grindon Club (SR4 9RX) is used to park supporter coaches, fans can get food and drinks here.