Key information Sunderland fans need to know as 10,000 prepare to return for Lincoln City game

Sunderland will be backed by 10,000 fans at the Stadium of Light for the second leg of the semi-final play-off against Lincoln City.

Friday, 21st May 2021, 12:33 pm

Ahead of the 3.30pm kick-off on Saturday, the club has released information for fans ahead of their return to the stadium for the first time in over a year, with games to this point having been played behind-closed-doors.

Sunderland trail Lincoln 2-0 heading into the game after a dismal first leg performance.

Lee Johnson hopes the return of fans will prove a deciding factor as Sunderland look to book their place in the Wembley final a week on Sunday.

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A club statement read: “The Stadium of Light will be operating a phased entry process to maximise social distancing for Saturday’s fixture against Lincoln City.

“29 turnstiles will be in operation, but it is imperative that you that you queue at your designated turnstile, which is detailed on your digital ticket.

“If your seat has an odd row number, you are advised to arrive at the relevant turnstile between 90 and 45 minutes before kick-off.

“If your seat has an even row number, you are advised to arrive at the relevant turnstile no sooner than 45 minutes before kick-off.

“Supporters using a Samsung mobile device to access the stadium do need to download the PDF and use the barcode and not the QR code.

"Upon entering the stadium through the turnstile, supporters will be required to follow the one-way system and walk directly to their seat."

For more information head to the club website.

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