Beacon of Light

Welcome To The Beacon of Light

The North East’s world-class sports, health, education and events venue.

The Beacon of Light is an award-winning venue in the City of Sunderland.

In prime position overlooking the River Wear, the Beacon of Light is a vibrant community hub like no other.

A world-class space for sport, events, education and training the Beacon of Light offers great transport links, free parking, on site nursery, health centre and cafe.

All proceeds from the Beacon go back to the charity Foundation of Light which improves the lives of thousands across the North East.



Get your game on

With our Wednesday and Thursday night 5 a side leagues.
First and last games FREE!


5 a side pitch hire from just £25!

Overlooking the Stadium of Light and the River Wear our 3G 5 a side outdoor pitches are arguably the most beautiful in Sunderland and also the best value!

3G outdoor pitches

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Did you know?

What makes the Beacon of Light unique is all proceeds go back into the charity Foundation of Light which helps us continue supporting communities in the North East.

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Meeting and training rooms

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Host Amazing Conferences & Events

Let us light up your next event and support local communities! A venue space like no other, the Beacon of Light offers true versatility with flexible spaces to accomodate up to 3,500 people.

Business Opportunities

We need like-minded individuals, businesses and supporters to come on board and ensure we can do more.

Latest News & Events

8 January 2020

NHS gambling addiction service expands with new North East clinic opening in Sunderland

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23 December 2019

SAFC vs. Bolton Wanderers Fan Zone

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11 December 2019

SAFC offers family fun at Blackpool match

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