Sunderland issue important update for supporters with latest information on season card renewals

Sunderland have pushed back a number of key deadlines for season card renewals as the COVID-19 outbreak escalates.

Monday, 6th April 2020, 4:11 pm
Updated Monday, 6th April 2020, 7:49 pm

Football in the UK remains postponed indefinitely and there is as of yet no clarity on how or when the current campaign will be completed.

Sunderland currently have ten League One fixtures to play, including three at the Stadium of Light.

The early-bird pricing scheme currently on offer for next season was due to expire this Thursday, but that has now been pushed back by a month to Thursday 7th May.

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The deadline to sign up for the direct debit scheme has also been pushed back by a month, and the first scheduled payment will now be on June 1st.

In a club statement, Sunderland said they ‘will continue to implement the latest government advice and reasses the deadlines above in one month’.

The statement reads: “Sunderland AFC is continuing to deal with a range of challenges caused by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and would like to update supporters regarding 2020-21 season card renewals.

“Early-bird pricing was set to expire on Thursday 9 April, but supporters will now have until Thursday 7 May to ensure they won’t pay any more for their seat next season than they did for 2019-20.

“The Direct Debit deadline has also been pushed back from Thursday 16 April to Thursday 14 May, with the first payment now scheduled for Monday 1 June.

“Supporters wishing to move seats have until Friday 8 May to advise the box office by emailing [email protected]*.

“SAFC will continue to implement the latest Government advice and reassess the deadlines above in one month.

“The club will also provide an update regarding current season cards once further clarity regarding the completion of the 2019-20 season has been provided by the EFL and other relevant governing bodies.”

The new key dates for renewals are as follows:

Early-bird deadline: Thursday 7 MaySeat change: Friday 8 MayDirect debit deadline: Thursday 14 MayFirst direct debit payment: Monday 1 June

Sunderland’s box office is currently closed due to the pandemic, and the club says all emails will be addressed when it reopens.