Accommodation close to Football Club, Music Concerts
SR6 9ND, Sunderland, Roker Terrace
With an enviable location by Roker beach, The Roker Hotel offers 43 bedrooms, 2 function areas, 3 food & drink venues, free WiFi and free parking. Each bedroom is en-suite with tea & coffee making... read more
£ 57.60View Rates
SR68DB, Sunderland, Queens Parade
Overlooking Whitburn Sands and 3.2 km from Sunderland city centre, this hotel offers sea-front views, spacious accommodation and an indoor swimming pool. Grand Hotel Sunderland provides limited free parking for registered guests, as well as... read more
£ 39.00View Rates
SR5 3XG, Sunderland, Timber Beach Road, Off Wessington Way, Castleton
Overlooking the Northern Spire bridge, Comfort Inn Sunderland is just off the A1231, and has easy access to the A1(M). Each room features a TV, en-suite bathroom and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel is within... read more
£ 33.75View Rates
SR6 8EE, Sunderland, Sea Lane, Seaburn
The Lemonfield Hotel is located on the seafront in Sunderland's Seaburn. Rooms include a TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and a private bathroom. Some rooms have a sea view. The centre of Sunderland is a... read more
SR2 8EN, Sunderland, 10 Mowbray Road
The Acorn Guest House in the heart of Sunderland is a family run, well established business. The large Victorian house contains many original features and offers excellent accommodation for all with free parking, free WiFi... read more
£ 45.00View Rates
SR5 1SU, Sunderland, Vaux Brewery Way
Located next to the Stadium of Light, the home of Sunderland Football Club, Hilton Garden Inn is situated 15 minutes' walk from Sunderland city centre and 5 minutes' drive from the sandy beaches of Roker... read more
£ 71.00View Rates
SR6 0NX, Sunderland, 2 benedict road roker
Roker View Guest House is located on the beachfront in Sunderland, 300 metres from Roker Beach and 2.3 km from Stadium of Light. Featuring an ATM, this property also provides guests with a water park.... read more
£ 35.00View Rates
SR2 7BS, Sunderland, 15 Argyle Square
Located 2.9 km from Roker Beach, Apartments Argyle Square provides accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. Each unit is equipped with a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, a seating area, a flat-screen... read more
SR1 2BL, Sunderland, 134 High Street East Sunderland
Located 1.1 km from Roker Beach, Boars Head Boutique Hotel provides accommodation with a restaurant, a terrace and a shared kitchen for your convenience. Both WiFi and private parking are available at the bed and... read more
£ 45.00View Rates
SR2 8EW, Sunderland, 36 Mowbray Road
Set in Sunderland in the Tyne and Wear region, Dwell Living - Mowbray offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. Each unit is fitted with a patio, a fully equipped kitchen with a... read more
£ 77.62View Rates
SR2 8EE, Sunderland, 1 Park Place East
Set within 2.5 km of Roker Beach and 2.3 km of Stadium of Light in Sunderland, AA Sunderland City South offers accommodation with free WiFi and flat-screen TV. All units comprise a seating area with... read more
£ 35.00View Rates
SR5 2HY, Sunderland, The Green
Providing free WiFi, AA Sunderland North offers rooms in Sunderland, 2.5 km from Roker Beach and 1.1 km from Stadium of Light. All units at the guest house are equipped with a seating area and... read more
£ 20.00View Rates
SR2 7JJ, Sunderland, 25 Elmwood Street
Sandringham House is located in Sunderland, 1.6 km from Stadium of Light. The property is set 3.9 km from Hylton Castle. At the guest house, each room comes with a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV.... read more
Sunderland AFC Football Ground – Stadium of Light
A football club with history dating back to 1879, Sunderland Association Football Club has its roots in Tyne and Wear County, which is in North East England. With their home team colours of red and black they have consistently proven to be a competitive and fierce club winning championships over the years. The most recently awarded recognition was being named the Football League Cup finalists for 2014.
The football club plays in the Stadium of Light which as of 2002 has a capacity of 49,000 seats and was built from the ground up in the middle of the 1990’s. Average attendance on match day is 40,000. When not in use for a game, the Stadium of Light facility is used for conferences, concerts, and even weddings.
Out-of-Towners will find that cheap hotels and b&b’s are not available extremely close to the stadium, but that the transportation offered is more than sufficient to get to and from any accommodation.
If you do not want to stay in one of the handful of b&b’s or cheap hotels in the direct vicinity, you can also head to the North Sea coast to Roker Beach. Still within a half an hour walk to the stadium, guests can find rooms in chain establishments, cheap hotels, and bed and breakfast lodgings as examples of alternative accommodation. If all else fails, staying in nearby Newcastle and catching a metro to the stadium is an option where there are also several b&b’s and low cost hotels to stay in. Keep in mind that some places require a minimum reservation time for the rooms they rent, so it would be in your best interest to check out what the area around the Stadium of Light has to offer.
How to get to
It is fairly convenient to reach the stadium, which is a short stroll away from the Sunderland city centre ground. When first coming into the city via train, the National Rail has a stop (Sunderland) which is located nearby to the football stadium. Furthermore the St Peter’s and Stadium of Light Metro stops were constructed to benefit the stadium.
Quite convenient for highway travellers, a park and ride system is available on match days to enable viewers to park a further distance away from the stadium and avoid traffic headaches.
Dining and Pubs
As the ground is located in a bustling city, this allows guests to have their choosing of places to dine and drink. The dining and night entertainment scene extends to the marina and includes a range of gastronomes from local pubs, to gourmet restaurants, and takeaway.
Whether you crave Thai, Italian, or classic English cuisine something diverse can be found in the city centre for all tastes and budgets. For the adventurer, lively restaurants are also found on the outskirts.
Sunderland has loads to offer football fans and general tourists alike. With its beach coastal location, green outdoor spaces, and cultural pride there is always an array of fun activities and interesting sights that make the town appealing. Bed and breakfast lodging is only part of the charm. Let’s not forget the plethora of art be it contemporary or grass roots music, the city has something for everyone.
Some Facts and Location of the Ground (SR5 1SU area)
Name : Stadium of Light
Location : on the northern river bank of the River Wear, a 15 minutes walk from the city centre.
Address : Sunderland, SR5 1SU, England United Kingdom
Club : Sunderland Association Football Club (SAFC)
Nickname : The Black Cats
Capacity : 48,700 seating places (football), 60,000 for concerts
Stands : South Stand, West Stand, East Stand and North Stand.
County : Tyne and Wear
Tel : +44 871 911 1200
Nearest Hotels : to the north of central Sunderland UK.
Sunderland AFC offer guided stadium tours around the ground. A visit includes a stop at the players’ lounge, dressing room, players’ tunnel, and dugouts. Tours takes approximately 60-70 minutes and run most days of the week except matchdays.