Stadium of Light

  • Description

    Just returned today from our annual trip to visit Cath's Dad and Step Mum who live in Sunderland in the North East of England. Although I have been visiting for about 9 years, this year was the first time I managed to get close to the Stadium of Light, Sunderland AFC's home ground. The stadium opened in July 1997 and at a capacity of 49,000 is the fifth largest football ground in the English Premiership, a Premiership which as of next season will be home to not one but two Welsh teams, Swansea and Cardiff. Andy, my Father in Law although not being a native of Sunderland (he hails from Cheltenham) is a season ticket holder at the club. I also can't finish without mentioning Sunderland's new manager Paulo Di Canio a self confessed fascist, an awful man which the club seem to overlook in their race for goals. (they narrowly missed going down to the Championship at the end of this season).
  • Owner

    Walt Jabsco
  • Source

    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 2 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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