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
NE35 9PE, Sunderland, Witney Way, Junc A19/A184, Boldon Business park
Situated in Boldon Business Park, Clarion Hotel Newcastle South is within 5 miles of Newcastle and 6 miles of Sunderland. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, free parking, an on-site bar and restaurant, and a leisure... read more
£ 48.00View Rates
SR7 0LP, Seaham, Seaton Lane, Seaham
Situated 5 minutes’ drive from the County Durham coastline, The Seaton Lane Inn - The Inn Collection Group features free on-site parking and is just over 10 miles from Durham city centre. Go-karting, paintballing, golf... read more
£ 69.00View 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
SR1 1XD, Sunderland, City Centre Penthouse Apartment SR11XD
Situated in Sunderland and only 2.2 km from Roker Beach, City Centre Penthouse Apartment features accommodation with river views, free WiFi and free private parking. With sea views, this accommodation offers a balcony. The apartment... read more
£ 95.00View Rates
SR2 7BS, Sunderland, 15 Argyle Square
Located 2.7 km from Stadium of Light, 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... read more
SR7 7AY, Seaham, 16 Tempest Road
Boasting a garden, water sports facilities and views of garden, No.16 is set in Seaham, 500 metres from Seaham Beach. Located around 2.5 km from Blast Beach, the guest house with free WiFi is also... read more
£ 63.00View Rates
NE34 7BS, South Shields, Coast Road
Boasting a bar, The Grotto is situated in South Shields in the Tyne and Wear region, 2.7 km from Sandhaven Beach and 9.3 km from Stadium of Light. The property is around 17 km from... read more
£ 89.00View Rates
NE33 4RG, South Shields, Vine Street
South Shield's Hidden Gem Amethyst 3 Bedroom House Sleeps 6 Guests, a property with a terrace, is situated in South Shields, 9.3 km from Stadium of Light, 13 km from Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art,... read more
£ 75.46View Rates
NE34 0BJ, South Shields, Honeysuckle Avenue
Situated in South Shields, 12 km from Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, 13 km from Sage Gateshead and 14 km from Theatre Royal, South Shield's Diamond 3 Bedroom House Sleeps 6 Guests features accommodation with... read more
£ 104.34View Rates
NE33 4RT, South Shields, Stanhope Road
Set in South Shields, within 8.7 km of Stadium of Light and 14 km of Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shields Central offers free WiFi. All rooms boast a kitchen and a shared bathroom.... read more
£ 20.00View Rates
SR2 8EE, Sunderland, 1 Park Place East
Set within 2.7 km of Stadium of Light and 21 km of Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Sunderland, AA Sunderland City South offers accommodation with free WiFi and flat-screen TV. All units comprise a... read more
£ 35.00View Rates
SR5 2HY, Sunderland, The Green
Providing free WiFi, AA Sunderland North offers rooms in Sunderland, 3 km from Roker Beach and 1.4 km from Stadium of Light. The property is around 18 km from Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, 18... read more
£ 20.00View Rates
SR6 8AA, Sunderland, Whitburn Road Seaburn
Located in Sunderland, 1.2 km from Roker Beach, The Seaburn Inn - The Inn Collection Group provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a terrace. Featuring family rooms, this property also... read more
SR2 0NH, Sunderland, 42 The Village
Situated in Sunderland in the Tyne and Wear region, with Seaham Beach nearby, Albion Boutique Guest House features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. Each unit has a patio, a kitchen with a... read more
NE33 4HQ, Westoe, 4 Moffatt Villas Imery street South Shields
Boasting garden views, Number Four offers accommodation with a garden and a patio, around 2 km from Sandhaven Beach. The property, housed in a building dating from 1984, has free WiFi and is 9.4 km... read more
SR2 8RT, Sunderland, 1 China Street
Situated in Sunderland, within 3.7 km of Stadium of Light and 21 km of Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Victoria Gardens features accommodation with a restaurant and a bar, and free WiFi. The property is... read more
SR6 0HS, Monkwearmouth, Roker Avenue
Maisonette Apartment, Roker in Monkwearmouth offers accommodation with free WiFi, less than 1 km from Roker Beach, a 18-minute walk from Stadium of Light and 18 km from Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. The property... read more
SR2 7AR, Sunderland, 1A Worcester Terrace
Offering garden views, Cozy 2-bedroom property with shared garden is an accommodation located in Sunderland, 19 km from Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and 20 km from Sage Gateshead. Situated 2.3 km from Stadium of... read more
NE33 4BE, Westoe, 16 Albany Street West
South Shields - 2 bed property, close to the beach, a property with a garden and a terrace, is situated in Westoe, 2.7 km from Sandhaven Beach, 9 km from Stadium of Light, as well... read more
SR1 1XD, Sunderland, West Wear Street
Lovely one-bed condo, a property with a restaurant, is set in Sunderland, 2.3 km from Roker Beach, 1.2 km from Stadium of Light, as well as 20 km from Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. The... read more
SR6 7NJ, Marsden, Coast Road
Offering a garden and garden view, Beautiful Sea View, Whitburn, South Tyneside is set in Marsden, 8.4 km from Stadium of Light and 18 km from Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. This beachfront property offers... read more
SR3 3HL, Sunderland, 42 bede house, castle green,
Lovely one-bed condo with free parking on premises is located in Sunderland, 13 km from Lumley Castle, 18 km from Beamish Museum, and 21 km from Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. The accommodation is 7.2... read more
SR2 9RL, Ryhope, 11 Carnegie Street
Located in Ryhope, 4.8 km from Stadium of Light, 18 km from Lumley Castle and 22 km from Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Carnegie House provides accommodation with a patio and free WiFi. This apartment... 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.