Stadium of Light


Stadium of Light, SunderlandThe Stadium of Light is an all-seater football stadium which is home to Sunderland AFC. The football club had been based at Roker Park for 99 years, but the new ground was needed to increase capacity at the same time as meeting safety recommendations for all-seater stadia after the Hillsbrough Disaster in 1989. In 1995, Sunderland put forward the plan to build a stadium on the site of Wearmouth Colliery, which had closed in December 1993. The site is close to the north bank of the River Wear and close to the centre of the city of Sunderland. The name of the stadium is a tribute to the region’s mine-workers and proud industrial heritage as well as being a guiding light in the future. A colliery wheel and a Davy lamp monument are located outside the stadium to reflect the coal mining industry that brought prosperity to Sunderland. The Stadium of Light was opened by Prince Andrew 30th July 1997. The Stadium was expanded in 2000, with the capacity increasing to 49,000.  In addition to being a place for sport, the stadium is sometimes used as a concert venue.

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Ha'way The Lads gate at the Stadium Of Light, Sunderland

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Stadium of LIght - Sunderland

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Pre-match Lineups, Sunderland v Juventus

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Stadium of Light, SAFC v Spurs

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The Stadium of Light from the banks of the Wear

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Sunderland's Stadium Of Light

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Statue of Bob Stokoe at Sunderland's Stadium Of Light

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The tunnel

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Oasis

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Enter the Gladiators

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Take That - Sunderland - Stadium of Light - Opening night.

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Sunderland

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Colliery Wheel

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The Lamp

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Wearmouth Colliery (1835-1993)
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Wearmouth Colliery (1835-1993)
- Overview About Wearmouth Colliery Wearmouth Colliery in Sunderland was sunk from 1826-1834 and at the time it began producing coal in 1835 it was the deepest mine in the world ...
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Winding wheel outside the Stadium of Light

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Colliery memorial

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Sunderland Stadium of Light Aerial Imagery

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The Stadium of Light Sunderland Tyne and Wear.

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Stadium of Light Metro Station
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- Overview About the Stadium of Light Metro Station Map Street View   The Stadium of Light Metro station is a station on the Tyne and Wear Metro, situated to the ...
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