Stadium of Light

 
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* Address: Sunderland
* Country: United Kingdom
* Capacity: 49,000
* Opened: 30 July 1997
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Sunderland AFC (football)

Extra stadium info – Stadium of Light

The construction costs of the venue, which opened in 1997 with a capacity of 42,000, were £24 million. A Davy lamp monument stands at the entrance of the Stadium of Light to reflect the coal mining industry that brought prosperity to Sunderland. The national football team of England played its first match at the stadium in 1999. Tenants Sunderland Association Football Club were founded in 1879 under a different name. They won the English top division several times. Sunderland AFC, also known as The Black Cats, drew an average home attendance of 33,000 in their first-ever domestic league season at the venue. In 2018, numerous Sunderland AFC fans applied for voluntary work. They helped replace a large amount of stadium seats.

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