Accommodation close to Football Club, Music Concerts
SR6 9LX, Sunderland, 5 St Georges Terrace
The 3-star Abingdon Guest House offers comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation on the north east coast of England. This Sunderland guest house offers en suite rooms, a full English breakfast and free parking and Wi-Fi.... read more
£ 30.00View Rates
SR6 8EE, Sunderland, Sea Lane Seaburn Sunderland
Mayfield guesthouse is situated on the beachfront in Sunderland, 3.3 km from Stadium of Light and 6 km from Hylton Castle. At the guest house, rooms have a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV. Featuring a... read more
£ 34.11View Rates
SR6 0NX, Sunderland, 2 benedict road roker
Roker View Guest House is located on the beachfront in Sunderland, 2.3 km from Stadium of Light and 9 km from Hylton Castle. Featuring an ATM, this property also provides guests with a water park.... read more
£ 35.00View Rates
SR1 2BL, Sunderland, 134 High Street East Sunderland
Located in Sunderland, Boars Head Boutique Hotel provides a restaurant, river views and free WiFi, 2.1 km from Stadium of Light and 7 km from Hylton Castle. The bed and breakfast offers a flat-screen TV... read more
£ 39.00View Rates
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
£ 40.00View 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
£ 41.00View Rates
SR1 1EJ, Sunderland, 32 Villiers Street Apartment 4
Set in Sunderland, Alexander Apartments Villiers offers city views and free WiFi, 2 km from Stadium of Light and 7 km from Hylton Castle. The nearest airport is Newcastle International Airport, 38 km from the... read more
SR1 1XD, Sunderland, West Wear Street 40 Echo Building
Located within 2 km of Stadium of Light and 8 km of Hylton Castle in Sunderland, Alexander Apartments Sunderland provides accommodation with free WiFi and flat-screen TV. Each unit features a fully equipped kitchen with... read more
SR6 8EE, Sunderland, Sea Lane, Seaburn
Lemonfield Guest House is located on the seafront in Sunderland's Seaburn. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Rooms include a TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and a private bathroom. Some rooms have a sea view. The... read more
SR1 2AT, Sunderland, Low Street
AA Lets Riverside in Sunderland offers accommodation with free WiFi, 1.9 km from Stadium of Light and 7 km from Hylton Castle. The apartment is fitted with 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV and a fully... read more
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
£ 51.85View Rates
SR2 7BN, Sunderland, 2 Grange crescent Sunderland
Located within 3.2 km of Stadium of Light and 8 km of Hylton Castle in Sunderland, City centre park lane apartment provides accommodation with seating area. Each unit is fully fitted with a washing machine,... read more
£ 73.00View Rates
SR2 8EW, Sunderland, 36 Mowbray Road
Set in Sunderland, 3.3 km from Stadium of Light and 8 km from Hylton Castle, Dwell Living - Mowbray offers accommodation with free WiFi and a garden. Each unit is fitted with a patio, a... read more
£ 74.25View Rates
SR1 1XD, Sunderland, City Centre Penthouse Apartment SR11XD
Boasting city views, City Centre Penthouse Apartment features accommodation with a balcony and a kettle, around 1.2 km from Stadium of Light. Featuring river and sea views, this apartment also comes with free WiFi. The... read more
£ 98.00View Rates
SR1 2AT, Sunderland, Low Street
Located in Sunderland, 1.9 km from Stadium of Light, Low Street provides accommodation with a bar, free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and room service. This apartment offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony. The apartment... read more
£ 283.00View Rates
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.