A reminder of the final days at the old stadium.A reminder of the final days at the old stadium.
A reminder of the final days at the old stadium. | se

Goodbye Roker Park: 15 pictures from the final days of Sunderland's old home ground

They stayed until late in the night to savour every last moment

Goodbye Roker Park.

It was in May 1997 that we said one last farewell to the ground which had hosted Sunderland matches for almost 100 years.

The fans turned out in force to watch the last league match against Everton on May 3 that year.

Days later, on May 13, they were back to face Liverpool on a day of parades, fun, chanting and emotional memories.

Take a look at our photos and film tribute. And then get in touch to tell us more.

The fans turned out in force to watch the last league match against Everton on May 3 that year.

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