Sunderland AFC news RECAP: Play-off tickets to go on sale for Lincoln City semi-final at the Stadium of Light

Sunderland are preparing to welcome fans back to the Stadium of Light after it was announced that up to 10,000 supporters will be able to attend the second leg of the Black Cats’ play-off semi-final against Lincoln City.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 3:52 pm

The game on Wearside will be played on Saturday, May 22, just three days after the first leg at Sincil Bank.

Tickets will be sold in phases, with the first seats available to be snapped up from 10am on today (Wednesday, May 12).

2020/21 season ticket holders will have first priority on tickets and will be able to purchase their seats up until 4pm on Thursday, May 1.

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It’s the first time supporters will be able to attend a game at the Stadium of Light since March 2020.

On the injury front, striker Ross Stewart is a doubt for the play-offs, yet Sunderland boss Lee Johnson hopes the forward can play a part.

Here’s the latest news, transfer talk and more.

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  • Sunderland will face Lincoln City in the League One play-offs.
  • Up to 10,000 fans will be able to attend the home leg at the Stadium of Light.
  • Tickets will go on sale to 2020/21 season card holders at 10am today.

Sunderland are preparing to welcome fans back to the Stadium of Light after it was announced yesterday that up to 10,000 supporters will be able to attend the Black Cats’ home game against Lincoln.

With tickets set to go on sale at 10am today, we’ll have all the latest Black Cats news, analysis, insight and more from the Stadium of Light.

Stick around and refresh the page for live updates.

Fans set to return

Let’s start with yesterday’s big news.

Sunderland AFC have confirmed plans to welcome up to 10,000 fans back to the Stadium of Light for the play-off semi-final with Lincoln City.

Tickets will be sold in phases, with the first seats available to be snapped up from 10am on Wednesday, May 12.

2020/21 season ticket holders will have first priority on tickets and will be able to purchase their seats up until 4pm on Thursday, May 13.

Should any tickets remain available, 2021/22 season ticket holders will then be able to buy tickets from 10am on Friday, May 14.

Fans will be allocated seats on a first come, first served basis with no tickets available to purchase at the club’s ticket office or over the phone – all sales must be completed via the club’s online ticketing site.

Tickets will be priced at £20 for adults and £10 for under-16s and over-65s after discussions with supporter working groups.

Read more HERE

How fans reacted to yesterday’s announcement

Many supporters feel the ticketing system put in place by Sunderland is the fairest way possible – even if it means they won’t be able to attend.

Lincoln have also announced that 3,145 home fans will be able to attend the first leg of their play-off meeting with Sunderland at Sincil Bank.

The first leg will take place on Wednesday 19th May 2021 (6pm KO) and a ticketing ballot is available for 2020/21 season ticket holders.

Promotion could cost Sunderland £300,000 - according to reports

Sunderland could have to fork out £300,000 if they win the League One play-offs – according to reports.

The Black Cats are set to take on Lincoln City in the play-off semi finals next week, with the winners then set to face either Blackpool or Oxford United at Wembley with a place in the Championship on the line.

But should Sunderland go all the way in the play-offs, then it could come at a financial cost.

Wigan Today claim that the Wearsiders will have to pay Wigan Athletic £300,000 if they gain promotion this season – as part of the deals that took Max Power and Will Grigg to the Stadium of Light.

Lee Johnson is planning to utilise Sunderland’s play-off experience

Dion Sanderson is backing Sunderland to win the play-offs!

He told safc.com:

I’ve got no doubts about it.

I believe in this team and the lads believe in themselves and that’s the main thing.

I think we’ve got a good mentality, a good group of boys, experienced players as well – so I believe we’ll kick on and finish the job.

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