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S'land v City: Away fan guide

RESPECT: David Moyes and Pep Guardiola shake hands before Man City's game against Sunderland on the opening day of the 2016/17 season

RESPECT: David Moyes and Pep Guardiola shake hands before Man City's game against Sunderland on the opening day of the 2016/17 season

Important information for fans travelling to the Stadium of Light for our Premier League game against Sunderland.

The match kicks off at 4pm on Sunday 5 March.

We ask you to arrive early to ensure that there are no delays in entering the stadium. 

Supporters attending this match are advised not to take any bags unless essential. Bags will be searched, in accordance with visiting supporter stand security procedures, which may cause a delay in entering the stadium. 

Travelling to the Stadium

For directions to the Stadium of Light, including address and contact details, please click here. 

The postcode for the Stadium of Light is SR5 1SU, however parking is extremely limited.

Permits are in place around some areas of the Stadium and Police parking restrictions will be in place. Supporters are advised to use 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. Please note, parking charges apply.

Supporters can use the SAFC’s ‘Park & Rise’ or ‘Park & Walk’ schemes. The Park & Ride operations from the Sunderland Enterprise Park on Wessington Way (A1231), easily accessible from the A19 and clearly signposted ‘Park and Ride’ (SR5 3XG).

Buses start 2 hours prior to kick-off and run every five minutes. The Park & Walk schemes operates from two sites: The University of Sunderland on Chester Road (SR1 3SD) and St. Peter’s (SR6 0AN). Both are signposted and have ‘Match Day Parking’ signs.

Sunderland train station is approximately 10 to 15 minutes’ walk from the stadium. To book train travel and keep up to date with information please see National Rail’s website.

When using Tyne & Wear Metro service, prior to the game you can arrive at either St Peter’s or the Stadium of Light. When leaving the Stadium after the match, supporters heading Southbound towards Sunderland Train Station must board at St. Peter’s and those Northbound towards Newcastle board at the Stadium of Light. Information on the Tyne & Wear Metro can be found here.

Supporters are advised to always allow extra time to travel on a match day and plan ahead.

Ticket collections

Supporters who have arranged duplicate tickets to be collected at the Stadium of Light can do so from the main reception of Black Cat House, the entrance to which is directly opposite the Davy Lamp roundabout on Vaux Brewery Way.

Supporters must provide photographic identification to collect their ticket.

Supporters are advised to collect their tickets at least 60-minutes before kick-off to pass through security checks and enter the stadium in time.


Accessible parking can be discussed with a member of the Access Team here at Manchester City. They can be contacted on 0161 444 1894 (Option 1,1,1).

Sunderland’s away allocation is on the top tier. Any ambulant supporters who require lift access will need to contact a member of the Manchester City Access Team.

Radios are available for supporters with visual impairments. To book this, please contact a member of the Access Team at Huddersfield on 0371 911 1200.

Official match ticket

Supporters are located in P24 – P38. The away turnstiles are 69-72 in the Carling North Stand. Please find the correct turnstile printed on your match day ticket. It is important that aisles are kept clear and supporter do not stand in the hatched areas.

The Club accepts no liability for tickets purchased through unofficial channels. 


The Stadium of Light Twitter account @StadiumOfLight has regular updates including travel disruption and match build up. Use the hashtag #SAFCAwayEnd to keep your tweets in the loop.

Code of conduct: Respect the Badge

If you ever witness crime, vandalism, violence, drugs, the use of smoke bombs and pyrotechnics or abusive behaviour from visiting or home supporters, inside or outside a Stadium, make contact with a steward as soon as you can and report your concerns.

Man City is proud to support the Kick It Out campaign. Download the KIO reporting app today.

In 2008, the Justin Campaign was formed to tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in football, and two years later the initiative FvH began.

The Stadium of Light has a strict no smoking policy; the use of electronic cigarettes is also prohibited.

Supporters travelling via public transport are asked to be mindful of other passengers travelling and respect the staff on board.

Sunderland A.F.C. Customer Services can be contacted on 0371 911 1200.

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