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SAFC fans can watch derby at Stadium of Light

Stadium of Light Credit: ITV

Sunderland AFC supporters can watch the weekend Tyne-Wear derby on home turf – even though their team is playing away.

The Stadium of Light doors will open to fans on December 21 for fans who are unable to make the trip to see the Black Cats battle the Magpies at Newcastle’s St James’ Park - but who still what a stadium atmosphere.

“The Black Cats’ clash with NUFC is always one of the most anticipated games of the season"

– Gary Hutchinson, Commercial Director at SAFC

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Foo Fighters to kick-off UK leg of European tour in Sunderland

Foo Fighters

Grammy Award-winning rock band, Foo Fighters are to perform at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland in the new year.

Frontman Dave Grohl, and the band will kick off the UK leg of their ‘Sonic Highways’ European tour on Wearside on 25th May 2015.

It is the group's only stadium gig in the UK between London and Edinburgh.

“This is a major coup for the Stadium of Light and the North East region and we are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming one of the world’s best live bands to Wearside."

– SAFC’s Commercial Director, Gary Hutchinson

Foo Fighters UK show dates:

  • 25 May – Sunderland – Sunderland Stadium of Light
  • 27 May – Manchester – Emirates Old Trafford
  • 19 June – London – Wembley Stadium
  • 20 June – London – Wembley Stadium
  • 23 June – Edinburgh - BT Murrayfield Stadium

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Thousands descend on Stadium of Light for One Direction gig

Thousands of fans are slowly filling up the Stadium of Light for tonight's One Direction show. A controversial video has emerged showing what appears to be two of the band's members, Zayn Malik, and, Louis Tomlinson, smoking drugs as they travel to a performance in Peru.

The footage has received a mixed reaction from fans. A spokesman for One Direction says that the matter is in the hands of their lawyers.

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