Sunderland AFC will welcome Scottish treble winners Celtic to Wearside on Saturday 29 July 2017 in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Stadium of Light.
Both clubs share the same principal partner in Dafabet and in recognition of this, the game – the first pre-season friendly to be staged at the stadium since 2008 – will be known as the Dafabet Cup, with the respective trophy awarded to the winning side.
As well as the milestone of 20 years at the Stadium of Light, 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Celtic’s historic European Cup win in Lisbon, when they became the first British club to lift the prestigious trophy. The legendary team, known as the Lisbon Lions, have been invited by Sunderland to attend the game in recognition of their achievements in 1967.
Fans will be able to enjoy family friendly and special season card holder pricing, with junior season card holders able to take in the action for free.
The Stadium of Light hosted its first game on July 31, 1997, representing the beginning of a new era in stadium building in the UK. To this day, it remains one of the best modern stadia in Europe.
Sunderland AFC ambassador Kevin Ball, who captained the Sunderland side in that game against Ajax, is delighted that Celtic will be visiting next month. He said: “To have Celtic here to celebrate the 20-year anniversary, almost to the day, will be a very special occasion for everyone involved with Sunderland AFC.
Tickets go on sale to season card holders from 1pm on Wednesday 28th June. The priority period for season card holders ends at 4.30pm on Tuesday 4th July and a general sale of any remaining tickets will commence from 9am on Wednesday 5th July. Season card holders are advised that they will not be able to purchase their seasonal seat for this game.
Online sales are limited to a maximum of four tickets per transaction at the discounted price. For any additional tickets, supporters should contact the Stadium of Light ticket office.
DAFABET CUP ticket prices for 2017-18 SAFC season card holders (valid until 4.30pm, Tuesday 4th July):
Adult – £12
Over 65 – £10
Under 22 – £5
Under 16 – FREE OF CHARGE
SAFC season card holders can purchase a maximum of four tickets up until the July 4th deadline. After this date, tickets revert to the full-price, as listed below.
DAFABET CUP ticket prices – from 9am, Wednesday 5th July.
Adult – £15
Over 65 – £12
Under 22 – £7
Under 16 – £5
Family ticket (one adult & one child under 16) in north west corner only – £18
Online: www.safc.com (24-hour service)
Telephone: 0371 911 1973 (24-hour service)
In-person: Stadium of Light ticket office, opening hours as listed –
Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm,
Non-matchday Saturday, 10am – 1pm