Sunderland tickets are available from Football Ticket Pad for the 2016/17 season. Customers have the opportunity to watch The Black Cats play at the Stadium of Light on the banks of the River Wear. The five time league champions and two-time FA Cup winners are a traditional Premier League club with some of the most passionate fans in the country. Secure your Sunderland tickets today and see what great prices we have available for all of their Premier League, FA Cup and EFL Cup matches this season.
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The 48,000 seater stadium takes pride of place in Wearside and is an iconic landmark for the city since Sunderland moved there in 1997. The Stadium of Light creates an intense atmosphere on matchday for both home and away supporters and is a great day out for football supporters looking to book Sunderland tickets.
Football Ticket Pad tickets are divided into two categories. Longside and Shortside. Longside are seats which are located on the longside of the ground down the touchline and across the halfway line, a perfect choice for fans wanting the best views. Shortside tickets are those which are seated behind the goals and despite being slightly cheaper, they are often in parts of the stadium with the most atmosphere. Below we take a look at the ticket options available for Football Ticket Pad customers browsing seats at The Stadium of Light:
Stadium of Light Seating
Longside Upper: Offers some great views from the upper sections of the East Stand and West Stand at The Stadium of Light with clear views of both ends of the pitch. The Longside Upper section of the West Stand is widely regarded as the ‘Premier Concource’ of the stadium. If customers are after seats with the best views, then Longside Upper tickets are the best for you despite being slightly further away from the action.
Longside Lower: These seats are situated in the lower tiers of both the East Stand and West Stand and regarded as the best seats in the stadium outside of hospitality. Longside Lower seats in the West Stand are close to the players tunnel and dugout area putting fans in the thick of the action with an eye-level view of the game. Seats can be bought seated together and each purchase from Football Ticket Pad is backed with a 100% guarantee.
Shortside Upper: If customers are after atmosphere and noise at the Stadium of Light then they are best purchasing Shortside seats for their Sunderland tickets. For Sunderland fans, Shortside Upper is behind the goal in the South stand in the upper tier. The South Stand is also regarded as the ‘Family Stand’ and is perfect for customers wishing to purchase Sunderland tickets for a family day out or looking to go to the match with young children.
Shortside Lower: Seated in the lower tier of the North Stand and South Stand behind the goals. There is often a great atmosphere in this part of the ground, especially when Sunderland attack your end of the stadium. Supporters are very close to the pitch and this helps create a cauldron of noise inside the Stadium of Light.
VIP Hospitality: Football Ticket Pad customers also have the option to experience some of the fantastic hospitality facilities available at Stadium of Light when purchasing their Sunderland football tickets. Customers can experience behind the scenes access, food and drink and premium seats to watch a game of their choice. Numerous hospitality packages are hosted in the West Stand which includes the Black Cats Bar, Montgomery Suite and James Harriot Suite to name a few.
Away Section: We have a limited number of away section tickets for some of the biggest games at the Stadium of Light. Customers will be sat in the Upper tier of the North Stand and will have the option to select ‘Away Section’ when browsing Sunderland tickets at the Stadium of Light. This section is strictly for away fans only.
Season / Members Cards: Sunderland AFC Season / Members cards allow fans to sit in pre-booked seats which belong to Sunderland club members in various parts of the stadium. When customers purchase a season/members card ticket they will be sent their match ticket in the post to a postal address provided in their payment details. Customers will receive their Sunderland tickets in plenty of time and will be notified when their tickets have been confirmed and once they have been dispatched. Customers then scan their card at the turnstile shown on the card to gain entry to the stadium and access their seat. The cards must then be returned in a pre-paid envelope once the match has been played.
E-tickets: Only provided to customers who have purchased Sunderland VIP Hospitality tickets at Stadium of Light. Once Football Ticket Pad customers have purchased their ticket they will be emailed their e-ticket as an attachment which can be accessed from your electronic device and presented upon entry to the stadium.
Paper Tickets: Once you have purchased your Sunderland tickets your paper tickets are dispatched to the billing address provided in your payment details. Customers are notified once their tickets have been confirmed and once their tickets have been sent. Customers often receive their Sunderland tickets 3-4 days prior to the match.
Sunderland Last Season:
Sunderland kept their faith in Dick Advocaat at the start of the 2015/16 season after he led them to safety in 2014/15. However, without a win in the opening eight matches, the Dutchman left the club with the Black Cats rooted to the foot of the Premier League table. Sam Allardyce was his replacement and he quickly adorned himself to the Sunderland faithful with an emphatic 3-0 victory against local rivals Newcastle United in his first game in charge.
The Wearside club were embroiled in a relegation battle and ensured survival by remaining unbeaten in the final six games to finish 17th - two points clear of the drop zone and thanks largely to the goalscoring exploits of Jermain Defoe, who ended the season with 15 goals.
Allardyce began to turn Sunderland’s fortunes around with impressive victories against Crystal Palace and Stoke City. However, a five game losing streak in October left the Black Cats seven points adrift of safety at the start of 2016. Jan Kirchhoff, Wahbi Khazri and Lamine Kone proved to be shrewd January additions for Sunderland and gave them extra impetus. Sunderland looked dead and buried in January, but they ensured survival by losing only five games since the turn of the year, which including wins against Manchester United, Chelsea and Everton. Survival was confirmed on the penultimate match of the season as Sam Allardyce achieved what was almost an impossible task as The Black Cats ensured their Premier League status at the expense of their North-East rivals, Newcastle United.