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Stadium of Light

The home of Sunderland A.F.C

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Stadium of Light

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The Stadium of Light has been officially honoured at the Enjoy England Awards as the north of England’s finest commercial tourism venue.

With an on-site hotel now open, the Stadium of Light offers a truly versatile range of facilities and provides a perfect setting for your event. Take a look at their range of conferencing and events spaces.

The Stadium of Light is truly a 24/7 venue, hosting a regular calendar of events.

The Stadium of Light’s array of suites are able to host anywhere from five up to 1,000 guests.

The versatile and well-appointed spaces will be a perfect fit for your event, from a theatre-style meeting to a full-blown awards ceremony or ball.

The conference and events team can handle everything on your behalf, from event management to catering and beyond.

Located just a goal kick from the Stadium of Light on the stadium village, the Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland is open now.

The 141-bedroom hotel, located at Stadium Park, Sunderland, affords a whole host of opportunities for visitors and businesses alike in a prime location.

The hotel also includes a destination restaurant and Bar, the Karbon Grill, which is open to the general public.

Aside from football, Sunderland’s home hosted a music concert for the first time when Take That visited in summer 2009, and it has since become one of the most respected venues on the European music circuit.

The stadium stands on the banks of the River Wear, a vision of the future and a landmark for Wearside.


Client Testimonial

Big thank you from all of us for what I think is the best week of ceremonies that we’ve run. As ever, the service and support from the club has been first class, and we count ourselves lucky to be able to use such a magnificent venue. Please pass my thanks on to all your team – a great bunch who all make the day a great experience for our students and guests, and when we are in the thick of it all it’s so good to know that we only have to mention something we need once, and we can forget about it because we can be totally confident it’ll be done. Always a pleasure working with you all, and I know I can speak for my whole team when I say that.

Iain Rowan Assistant Director of Academic Services, University of Sunderland

It was such a pleasure meeting you all and visiting the Stadium of Light yesterday. The focus groups were a great success, thanks to your efforts. We learned quite a lot and have already put some of the key findings to practical use, revising the FAQs content in preparation for tomorrow’s announcement.Thank you so much for coordinating these groups, your generous hospitality and your help interpreting some of the local sayings.

Sara Pierce-Magdalik Consumer Insights StubHub! San Francisco

Stadium of Light Capacity Table

Name of room Theatre Cabaret Boardroom Classroom U-shape Reception Lunch/Dinner Dinner Dance Exhibition Space (sqm)
Montgomery Suite 650 408 N/A 180 N/A  650  450  420  783sqm
The Business Lounge 180 40 x2 30 x2 40 x2 30 x2  300  170  150  319sqm
Riverview Brasserie 150 120 40 60 40  200  140  120  372sqm
Quinn’s Sports Bar 60 40 40 40 20  450  250  200  675sqm
Black Cats Bar 150 N/A N/A N/A N/A  1000  250  200  740sqm
James Herriot Suite 100 80 30 35 30  90  77  70  199.5sqm
Magic Moments 35 30 15 N/A 15  100  60  55  119.25sqm
Drumavile Suite 40 30 25 15 25  50  30  25  49sqm
Legends Lounge 15 N/A 12 N/A 12  30  30  N/A  58.5sqm
Carling Lounge 50 40 25 25 25  50  48  40  78.4sqm
Players Lounge 35 N/A N/A N/A N/A  30  30  N/A  73.5sqm
Charlie Hurley Suite 40 40 30 N/A 15  60  60  40  TBC
Media Lounge 50 30 30 30 30  50  50  N/A  105sqm

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