The Beacon of Light’s popular Fan Zone will return this weekend when Sunderland AFC host Plymouth Argyle in League One.
Over 46,000 supporters turned out on Boxing Day to back the Black Cats against Bradford City, and more than 3,000 of them streamed through the Beacon’s doors to soak up the pre-match atmosphere.
This Saturday, the Beacon will once again be the number one spot for pre-match entertainment, with a host of activities planned throughout the countdown to kick-off.
Hosted by Frankie Francis, the indoor Fan Zone will be open from 12.30pm, with live music kicking things off before the Wise Men Say Podcast take centre stage for a live Q&A.
Black Cats past and present will also be in attendance, with former midfielder Kieron Brady following the first-team players onto the Fan Zone stage.
Foundation of Light’s Commercial Director and General Manager, Phil King, said: “The Beacon of Light’s Boxing Day Fan Zone was immensely popular with supporters of all ages.
We are looking forward to opening our doors to supporters once again, and we have a wide range of pre-match activities planned to provide pre-match entertainment for all the family.
“From podcasts and players to live music, its great to see all elements of the SAFC family coming together on what promises to be another exciting matchday at the Stadium of Light.”
There will be a range of food on offer from the Beacon of Light’s café and supporters will be also able to purchase alcoholic and soft drinks on site.
The Fan Zone is open to home and away fans, but supporters are advised to arrive early as capacity is limited.
View the full itinerary below…
FAN ZONE ITINERARY
12:30: Fan Zone opens 12.30: Live music 13.00: Pre-match Q&A with the Wise Men Say Podcast 13.00: Kids coachingand games by FoL coaches on the rooftop pitch 13.30: Meet the first-team players 13.45: Kieren Brady onstage 14.00: Samson & Delilah 14.10: Live music 14.30: Countdown to KO
Tickets for Saturday’s game are still on sale, starting from £7.50 for supporters under-16 and £20 for adults.
To secure your seat and back the Lads’ promotion push, please visit websales.safc.com, call 0371 911 1973 or visit the Stadium of Light ticket office.