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dontcallmeroger's review of The Stadium of Light

A visit to Sunderland last year was an unusual experience for me, as I attended the game against Spurs as a neutral.

The stadium is in an exposed position close to the river. The environs display features of the area's mining heritage and a larger-than-life statue of Bob Stokoe: a good likeness but he wasn't really my cup of tea as he and Don Revie had a bit of history.

Club shop was poor with, perhaps understandably, an abundance of 1973 Cup Final win memorabilia - again, not to my taste.

Overall, a large ground of the modern, identikit variety.


Drove to the ground, parking fairly close without difficulty in a side street. Not sure about public transport links but weren't obviously good. Getting away from the ground took too long


Excellent - no problems from high up opposite the main stand


Sunderland used to have the Roker Roar. This seems to have died with the move to their new home. Once Spurs went 2-1 up many of the fans seemed to resign themselves to defeat, muttered half-heartedly about a poor performance, and sloped off home 15 minutes before time - pathetic.

Steve Bruce provided more entertainment than the team with his touchline antics.

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