Sunderland providing fans with complimentary coaches for Tyne-Wear derby
Sunderland AFC are providing those supporters with tickets for the Tyne-Wear derby with free coach travel.
Sam Allardyce takes his Sunderland side to St James's Park on Sunday, March 20 (1.30pm kick-off) and club officials have announced the free bus service will depart from the Green Car Park at the Stadium of Light, located next to the ticket office/Black Cat House.
Buses will start boarding at 10.30am on the morning of the game and will leave no later than 11.15am.
A club statement read: "The stadium’s Fan Zone will also be open from 9am for supporters wishing to soak up the pre-derby atmosphere before boarding the coaches. The Fan Zone’s bar and food outlets will be open, along with a range of activities including inflatable football games, table football, computer games consoles, music and a museum display featuring derby memorabilia.
"Last orders at the bars will be 10.45am and supporters are advised that they will not be permitted to take drinks onto the coaches.
"Supporters who have not already done so should request their free coach pass from the Stadium of Light ticket office, or by calling 0191 551 5004 between 10am and 4pm, Monday-Friday. Coach passes will be posted out in advance of the game.
"Fans unable to make the trip to St James’ Park can still enjoy the game with their fellow Sunderland supporters, with a range of informal hospitality packages on offer at the Stadium of Light.
"Priced from just £7.50, packages include a breakfast roll and access to watch the game from the comfort of the stadium’s hospitality suites. Premier packages are also available including allocated seating and a full English breakfast. All packages include a complimentary drink on arrival.
"Tickets for the Tyne-Wear derby screening at the Stadium of Light are limited and must be booked in advance by visiting the Stadium of Light Ticket Office, calling 0871 9111555 or emailing conf&[email protected]"
For more information visit the club's website.