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has rated The Stadium of Light 3.0 out of 5.

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.

Location

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

View

Excellent - no problems from high up opposite the main stand

Atmosphere

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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Ratings for The Stadium of Light

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LocationAspect 1 rating: 3.0 stars
ViewAspect 2 rating: 5.0 stars
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AtmosphereAspect 6 rating: 3.0 stars
OverallOverall rating: 0.0 stars

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