Sunderland at Wembley: Pubs, parking, travel and food - everything supporters must know before Checkatrade Trophy final
Just over 40,000 Sunderland fans will descend onto Wembley soil this Sunday for the Checkatrade Trophy final with Portsmouth.
For fans travelling to the home of football, we’ve put together a guide of everything you need to know for the big day – including the essentials of how to get to the stadium, parking, food and... pubs.
How to get to Wembley Stadium
Wembley Park Tube – five-minute walk to stadium (Metropolitan Line direct to Baker Street / Jubilee Line direct to Baker Street and Bond Street)
Wembley Central Tube – 15-minute walk to stadium (Bakerloo Line direct to Marylebone, Baker Street and Oxford Circus)
Wembley Stadium Station – five-minute walk to stadium (Chiltern Railways direct to London Marylebone)
Local buses to the stadium include: 18, 83, 92 and 224.
Please note that London buses no longer accept cash, therefore any supporters travelling by bus will need to pay for the fare using an Oyster card or contactless payment card.
For London tube, road, bus and other services please visit: www.tfl.gov.uk. Find train times and fares at: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ or call: 0871 200 4950.
Where to park if you're driving to Wembley Stadium
There is limited parking available for events at Wembley Stadium, so it is advised that you book as soon as possible.
Sunderland have been allocated the Yellow Car Park (HA9 0EG) whereas Portsmouth have been designated the Red (HA9 8DS) and Orange (HA9 0EU) Car Parks.
There are off-site car parks close to Wembley on Lonsdale Avenue (HA9 7EG) and Preston Road (HA3 0QQ), however still require advanced booking.
To secure a car parking space, please visit the official Wembley website and follow the instructions. Please note, the opening time for each car park differs.
Where you can eat around Wembley Stadium
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If you're looking for something quick and easy, there is a McDonalds stationed at the bottom of Wembley Way.
Should you prefer a sit-down meal ahead of the big kick-off, head to the London Designer Outlet for places such as Pizza Express, Handmade Burgers, Nandos and TGI Fridays.
The pubs Sunderland fans should go to
Black Cats fans have been allocated SEVEN pubs around Wembley Stadium such as The Torch and Crock of Gold.
You can view the full allocated pub list by clicking HERE.
Is there a fan zone?
Yes. The Sunderland Fan Zone is located next to the Wembley Arena.
Alcoholic drinks and street food will be on sale from from 10:00am to 1.30pm.
How to get into Wembley Stadium
Sunderland fans will be based in the East End of the stadium with access via the following turnstiles:
Level 1 – B / C / F / G
Level 2 – Level Two East
Level 5 – A / D / E
What time Wembley Stadium will open and close
Wembley will open its turnstiles two hours before kick-off at 12:30pm.
Due to enhanced security searches in place for this match supporters are strongly advised to arrive at the stadium no later than one hour prior to kick-off.
Closure time is usually dependent on whether the match reaches extra-time or penalties.