Sunderland to face Championship side in final friendly ahead of 2021/22 League One season
Sunderland will face Championship side Hull City in their final pre-season friendly ahead of the 2021/22 League One season.
The Black Cats will welcome the Tigers – who won the third tier title last season – to the Stadium of Light on Friday, July 30 in a 7pm kick-off.
Sunderland drew 1-1 with Grant McCann’s outfit on Wearside last season, while the two teams played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture in April.
And this friendly clash will see George Honeyman make another return to the stadium where he made his senior breakthrough.
Sunderland say that ‘information relating to spectator attendance and live streaming will be announced in due course.’
Boris Johnson’s announcement earlier in the week that sporting stadia will be allowed to welcome full capacity crowds from July 19 could allow the club to welcome back a number of fans.
Sunderland have not played in front of an uncapped capacity at the Stadium of Light since March 2020.