Next Match:

Stoke City (A) Wed 4 Mar 2015, 19:45, Barclays Premier League

by Daniel Alston @efc_danalston

The away allocation for this fixture is SOLD OUT. Supporters’ are advised not to travel without a valid match ticket.



The Stadium of Light is easily accessible from the A19 and A1. The stadium’s postcode for SatNav is SR5 1SU.

Many of the streets surrounding the stadium are residential and all supporters are asked to be considerate of residents and local people when parking cars.

A permit parking scheme may apply in some areas. Supporters are advised that police parking restrictions will be in place around the stadium with fixed penalty tickets being issued if required.

Vaux Brewery Way, Stadium Way and Millennium Way are essential in the event of any stadium evacuation and are required to be kept clear of vehicles at all times.

Fans are advised to use car parks at St. Mary’s (SR1 3AH), Sunniside (SR1 1UL) and The Bridges (SR1 3PZ) as all are just a 10-to-15-minute walk from the stadium.

Parking charges apply. Alternatively, supporters can take advantage of Sunderland Football Club’s ‘Park and Ride’ or ‘Park and Walk’ schemes.

The Park and Ride scheme runs from the Sunderland Enterprise Park on Wessington Way (A1231), which is easily accessible from the A19 and is clearly signposted ‘Park and Ride’ (SR5 3XG). Pick-up and set-down points on the Enterprise Park are clearly marked. The pick-up points from the Enterprise Park are the permanent bus stops, while pick-up points from the stadium are to the north on Keir Hardie Way. Buses run every five minutes before the game and regularly afterwards until all supporters have been transported back to their cars. The Park and Ride scheme opens two hours prior to kick-off.

A Park and Walk scheme operates from two sites at the University of Sunderland – City Campus on the A183, Chester Road (SR1 3SD) and St. Peter’s (SR6 0AN). Both are clearly signposted. Follow the signs for ‘Match Day Parking’.


Sunderland’s train station is a 10-to-15-minute walk from the stadium. It has excellent links to the national rail network and Metro system, ensuring quick and easy travel to other areas of the region.


When travelling to the match, fans have the choice of arriving at either St. Peter’s or the Stadium of Light Metro stations.

When leaving the stadium after the match, supporters travelling southbound towards South Hylton must board at St. Peter’s. Supporters heading northbound towards Newcastle must board at the Stadium of Light station.

These restrictions have been put in place to ease congestion and ensure a speedy and safe return journey for all fans. For more information on the Tyne and Wear Metro, visit


There are a number of bus stops within a few minutes walk of the Stadium of Light with buses running regularly to surrounding areas.

All main bus routes across Wearside connect to Sunderland’s main bus station, Park Lane Interchange, which is also within easy walking distance of the stadium.

For more information on bus routes visit


If you require lift access please contact the club in advance.

Radios are available on request for supporters with visual impairment.


Full address: Stadium of Light, Millenium Way, Sunderland, SR5 1SU.

Turnstiles will open 90 minutes prior to kick-off. Everton fans will enter the stadium via turnstiles 69-72 in the Strongbow North Stand.

Please note that turnstiles are barcode reader entry – enter when the light goes green or contact a steward if it turns red.

Searches will be carried out at the turnstiles and we therefore recommend that you arrive in plenty of time.

If you require lift access please contact the club in advance.


Recommended pubs in the city centre are Revolution, The Establishment, Greens and the Lambton Worm (Wetherspoons) which are all situated on Low Row, SR1.


Catering facilities are located on the first and third floors of the away end concourses. Alcohol will be served inside the stadium.


The Everton Box Office will be open for any ticket enquiries between 10am and 3pm.

You can also contact Everton's Away Fan Ambassador, Christine Prior, via , @efc_christine on Twitter or 07966 436722.

Please note, no ticket upgrades can be issued on the day of the game.

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