Bury & Norwich Away Tickets

Tickets are now available for the first two games of the new season as follows :
Bury v. Sunderland
Thursday 10th August, kick-off 7.45 p.m. 
Season card holders with 45 or more Black Cat Points may apply for tickets until  4.30 pm on Wednesday 26th July.
 
Season card holders with 40 or more Black Cat Points may apply for tickets from 9.00 am on Thursday 27th July until  4.30 pm on Friday 28th July.
Season card holders with 37 or more Black Cat Points may apply for tickets from 9.00 am on Monday 31st July until  4.30 pm on Tuesday 1st August.
 
Subject to any tickets remaining, all season card holders may apply for tickets from 9.00 am on Wednesday 2nd August.
 
If a General Sale becomes available it will be announced on the club website. 
Prices are :  

£15 for adults; £10 for over 65s and under 23s; £5 for under 12s 

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Norwich City v. Sunderland
Sunday 13th August, kick-off 1.30 p.m. 
 

Season card holders with 45 or more Black Cat Points may apply for tickets until  4.30 pm on Wednesday 26th July.
 
Season card holders with 40 or more Black Cat Points may apply for tickets from 9.00 am on Thursday 27th July until  4.30 pm on Friday 28th July.
Season card holders with 37 or more Black Cat Points may apply for tickets from 9.00 am on Monday 31st July until  4.30 pm on Tuesday 1st August.
Subject to any tickets remaining, all season card holders may apply for tickets from 9.00 am on Wednesday 2nd August.
 
If a General Sale becomes available it will be announced on the club website. 
 
Prices are :  

£35 for adults£25 for over 65s; £20 for under 18s; £12 for under 12s. 

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Applications for tickets can be made by using the online system at www.safc.com/ticketing or by contacting the club on 0191-551 5004.  (Visa, Mastercard, Delta and Switch cards are accepted for which a transaction charge will be levied.)  Alternatively, tickets can be obtained from the Stadium of Light ticket office, by fax on 0191 551 5150 or in writing to ‘Sales, PO BOX 165, Sunderland SR5 1WF’.  
 

Televised Games Schedule

Is life better in the Championship?  There are wide ranging views on that but one apparent advantage is greater clarity over when an announcement will be made of which games have been selected for TV coverage – and the indications so far are that Sunderland will “suffer” often.  This should obviously be of help in planning travel and accommodation arrangements.  A total of 127 live EFL matches (including the play-offs) will be shown together with 15 from the Caracao Cup and at least 3 from the Checkatrade Trophy.
The EFL and Sky Sports have committed to give clubs and supporters at least five weeks’ notice ahead of any EFL matches being selected for live television coverage.  The EFL have further committed to publicly announce any fixture changes within three working days of their selection (following club consideration) in order to give EFL supporters as much time as is possible to allow for any alterations to travel plans that may be required.

If both the EFL and Sky Sports are unable to meet these timeframes then the clubs involved have the ability to choose not to be broadcast live on television. However, if both clubs mutually agree to the rescheduling of the fixture within this five-week period then the game will be televised on the new date.

On this basis, the relevant dates are as follows :

– Clubs notified of selections for 7th October to 11th November by 25th August.

– Clubs notified of selections for 18th November to 9th December by 29th September

– Clubs notified of selections for 16th December to 13th January by 3rd November;

– Clubs notified of selections for 20th January to 3rd February by 8th December;

– Clubs notified of selections for 10th February to 3rd March by 29th December

– Clubs notified of selections for 10th March to 31st March by 19th January

– From 23rd February, a minimum five-week rolling selection commences for matches up to and including the penultimate weekend

– Clubs notified of selections for the final day made following the completion of the penultimate round of matches

Leeds Game Moved

Please note that, following Sky’s announcement of the early season (to 9th September) EFL televised games, our home game against Leeds United on Saturday 19th August will now kick-off at 5.30 p.m. – for which, inconveniently, there are no trains back to London that evening.

Club Updates

In the Championship, the away game against Norwich City at Carrow Road will now be played a day later on Sunday 13th August with a 1.30 p.m. kick off
Before then and as part of the celebration of 20 years at the Stadium of Light, Celtic will play Sunderland on Saturday 29th July with a 3.00 p.m. kick off.
Tickets for this game are now available as follows :
Until 4.30 on Tuesday 4th July :  Adults – £12 ; Over 65s – £10 ; Under 22s – £5 ; Under 16s – Free of Charge
Season card holders may buy 4 tickets on line at these prices.  For greater numbers contact the Ticket Office on  0371 911 1973 
From 9.00 on Wednesday 5th July : Adult – £15 ; Over 65s – £12 ; Under 22s – £7 : Under 16s – £5
Family ticket (one adult & one child under 16) in north west corner only – £18
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Finally, SAFC Ladies midfielder, Maddie Hill, has been selected for a squad representing Great Britain at the World University Games in Taiwan in August.  We wish her the best of luck!

Opening Championship Fixtures

Sunderland will commence their 2017-18 Championship campaign with a home game against Derby County on the evening of Friday 4th August.  A week later they will travel to Carrow Road to play Norwich.  The Carabao Cup game against Bury (away) has been fixed for Thursday 10th August.

The full fixtures can be seen at : https://www.safc.com/fixtures/senior

All games are of course subject to changes for TV coverage.