Everton v Crystal Palace Stadium Address Sunderland AFC, Stadium of Light, Sunderland, SR5 1SU
Supporters are advised not to travel unless they are in possession of a valid match ticket.
If you have any enquiries regarding your match ticket, please contact the Fan Centre and they will help you with your ticketing enquiry as you will need a valid match ticket for entry.
The Everton Fan Centre will be open from 8am to 6pm on the day of the game. Please call before close at 6pm.
The fan Centre contact number is: 0151 556 1878.
Supporters are kindly asked to arrive at the turnstiles as prompt as possible to avoid delays getting into the stadium for kick-off.
From the A1, exit at junction 62 (for Durham/Sunderland). Take the A690 towards Sunderland. After 8 miles, you will reach a roundabout. From here, turn left onto the A619, signposted for the Tyne Tunnel.
Stay in the left hand lane and take the second slip road towards Sunderland (signposted Stadium of Light, A1231, Sunderland). This takes you on to a bridge crossing over the River Wear.
Turn right on to the A1231, following the signs for Sunderland. Keep on the road through four roundabouts into Sunderland. Then go through two sets of traffic lights. Stay in the left hand lane and heads towards Roker (not the city Centre) and you will come to the Stadium of Light.
There may be road works/delays which could slow down your travels up to the Stadium of Light due to ongoing advance works from Monday 12 October 2015 on the A1231 Wessington Way to help pave the way for the New Wear Crossing project.
Anyone visiting the Stadium of Light should plan their journey in advance to take into account the potential disruption. For further information, please click here in advance to traveling.
Sunderland Station is a 15-minute walk to the stadium and has links to the national rail network and local Metro system. When using the Metro system to travel to the Stadium of Light, you can either arrive at St Peter’s or the Stadium of Light Metro stations. After the match, any supporter travelling back to the rail station must use St Peter’s station.
There are regular bus services to and from the Stadium of Light. Bus routes 2, 3, 4, 12, 13, 15, and 16 all stop within a few minutes’ walk of the Stadium of Light.
Fans are advised to use car parks at St. Mary’s (SR1 3AH), Sunniside (SR1 1UL) and The Bridges (SR1 3PZ) as all are just a 10 to 15-minute walk from the stadium. Parking charges apply. Alternatively, supporters can take advantage of SAFC’s ‘Park and Ride’ or ‘Park and Walk’ schemes.
The Park and Ride scheme runs from the Sunderland Enterprise Park on Wessington Way (A1231), which is easily accessible from the A19 and is clearly signposted ‘Park and Ride’ (SR5 3XG). Pick-up and set-down points on the Enterprise Park are clearly marked. The pick-up points from the Enterprise Park are the permanent bus stops, while pick-up points from the stadium are to the north on Keir Hardie Way. Buses run every five minutes before the game and regularly afterwards until all supporters have been transported back to their cars. The Park and Ride scheme opens two hours prior to kick-off.
A Park and Walk scheme operates from two sites at the University of Sunderland – City Campus on the A183, Chester Road (SR1 3SD) and St. Peter’s (SR6 0AN). Both are clearly signposted. Follow the signs for ‘Match Day Parking.
Turnstiles open 90 minutes before kick-off. The away turnstiles are 69-72 in the Strongbow North Stand. If you require lift access, please contact the club in advance. Radios are available on request for supporters with visual impairment. There are several flights of steep stairs leading to the upper tier. Should the use of a lift be required, please speak to a steward outside the turnstiles to arrange this for you.
The Stadium of Light is a no smoking venue, which also applies to the use of E-cigarettes.
Sunderland’s Fan Zone features bar and food outlets, local music talent, radio roadshows, a giant screen playing match highlights and classic games, along with a range of interactive activities, competitions and appearances from former and current players. It will be open three hours before kick-off and for an hour after final whistle, the area will provide a relaxed environment for fans to soak up the match day atmosphere to which visiting fans will be welcome in the Fan Zone.
A wide variety of food will be available inside the ground including pies, pizza and fish and chips. These are available on a cash only basis. The Signature dish for this game will be called the Scouse Dog which is a Scouse inspired Hot Dog at £4:50, you can purchase at the Fan Zone and Away Section Kiosks.
Everton Football Club does not condone the use of pyrotechnics whatsoever those found using them either home or away will be subject of action by the Club and the Police. Being convicted of using them could also result in a jail sentence that is how seriously the matter is being treated by courts across the country. As a Club we would also impose an indefinite ban on anyone caught using pyrotechnics. Apart from the risk of a ban or conviction the devices have a serious effect on others, particularly those with breathing difficulties and the disabled in wheelchairs who cannot easily get away from the smoke.
During the season 2015/16, we have noticed an increase of persistent group “bouncing”, culminating in beer being thrown in the air. This has happened on both home and away concourses and would stress has only involved a very small minority of fans.
This has resulted in both the Club and the Police receiving complaints from supporters who have become soaked in beer. As we are sure you will agree this is anti-social behaviour and people should not have to put up with this. As a consequence, both the Club, Merseyside Police and supporter’s groups have discussed how this should be addressed.
Firstly, both the Club and the Police want to make it clear that we want ALL our supporters to enjoy their day and we understand that this may include singing and an element of “bouncing” as a group.
However, a decision has been made that should home or away fans participate in the throwing of alcohol in any area of the stadium, they will be dealt with by Match Day Stewards with the full support of Merseyside Police Officers. This could culminate with an ejection from the ground or potentially an arrest, dependent on the specific circumstances. This season, you will see more stewards and Police Officers on the concourse, who will provide early advice should a situation look like it is getting out of control.
Please continue to enjoy the match but we ask that you also consider other supporters and how they will be affected by your behavior and we ask for your support in this.
Everton Official Club Contact for this fixture
Club Supporter Liaison Officer Rachel Meikle, will be available to help with any queries on the day of the fixture up until Kick Off via Email: [email protected]
A team of Everton stewards will also be in operation at the Stadium of Light and are on hand to help with any issues that arise on the day of the game.