Beyoncé's Sunderland date is near sell-out as 52,000 fans snap up all standard tickets

Beyonc is heading for the Stadium of Light.
Beyonc is heading for the Stadium of Light.
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Superstar Beyoncé will be performing to a sold out crowd when she takes to the stage in Sunderland.

The singer, who will kick off the European leg of her Formation World Tour on Wearside on Tuesday, June 28, announced the dates after performing at the Super Bowl 50 last week.

Now only hospitality packages remain for her Stadium of Light show.

Those in London, Manchester, Amsterdam, Dublin and Stockholm as well as those in Miami, Dallas, Toronto, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Los Angeles, and both performances scheduled at Citi Field in New York City are sold out.

An extra show has been added for Wembley in London, as well as Chicago.

It has also emerged that Sunderland AFC manager Sam Allardyce has claimed Beyoncé is a Sunderland fan in a tweet to plug the tickets in the run up to yesterday's sale.

Fans line up outside the Stadium of Light's box office before tickets for Beyonc went on sale yesterday.

Fans line up outside the Stadium of Light's box office before tickets for Beyonc went on sale yesterday.

It saw more than 100 fans queue up outside the stadium's box office after the club allowed customers to wait for the 9am start of the sale.

Just a few tickets remained yesterday afternoon and today, Sunderland AFC said it had experienced phenomenal and unprecedented demand.

The club's’s commercial director, Gary Hutchinson, said: “The level of excitement around this show is something that we haven’t witnessed in a long time.

"To sell out in under 24 hours perfectly demonstrates how popular Beyoncé is and what a coup being chosen to host the opening night of the European leg of the world tour is for us here in Sunderland."

Sam Allardyce, who tweets as @OfficialBigSam, reckons Beyonc is a Sunderland fan.

Sam Allardyce, who tweets as @OfficialBigSam, reckons Beyonc is a Sunderland fan.

Fans who have missed out on the ticket sale can still ensure that they get to see the show at the Stadium of Light as a very limited number of hospitality packages remain available, which guarantee a prime concert ticket.

Hospitality packages will also enjoy private bar facilities and the chance to buy food pre and post-concert, avoiding the crowds and queues.

Prices start from just £183.50 per person plus VAT, including a reserved seat ticket.

For more details visit www.safcconcerts.com or call 0871 911 1555 or email beyoncehosp@safc.com for details.

Beyonc's World Formation Tour will visit five continents.

Beyonc's World Formation Tour will visit five continents.

Only a very small number of packages remain so customers are advised to call immediately.