Stadium of Light from the sky: Amazing drone pictures show full glory of Sunderland AFC's home

Stadium of Light by Brian Priest.
Stadium of Light by Brian Priest.

Stunning drone footage and pictures have showcased the Stadium of Light at its best following community work to replace the ground's seats.

These spectacular images were taken by Echo reader Brian Priest - and it shows why Black Cats fans across the city are so proud of their stadium.

Read more: Hundreds of Sunderland AFC fans volunteer to help replace pink seats at the Stadium of Light

When the club was taken over by new owner Stewart Donald in the summer, he pledged to replace the ground's "pink seats" - and urged fans to come forward and help with the effort.

Thirty thousand seats were replaced in phases. Work began in July, and the last seat was finished in November.
More than 2,000 SAFC supporters offered their help to the club. The number was narrowed down to 900 - and the result is absolutely fantastic.

Brian, 39, captured the scarlet seats - and new white ones too - in all their glory from the sky.

Stadium of Light by Brian Priest.

Stadium of Light by Brian Priest.

You can check out Brian's footage and pictures from Northern Spire, Sunderland's newest landmark, here.
Thanks to Brian for sharing his photographs and video with us.

Stadium of Light by Brian Priest.

Stadium of Light by Brian Priest.

Stadium of Light by Brian Priest.

Stadium of Light by Brian Priest.

Stadium of Light by Brian Priest.

Stadium of Light by Brian Priest.