South Shields vs Sunderland: Information for supporters ahead of sold-out friendly

South Shields vs Sunderland: Information for supporters ahead of sold-out friendly

A sell-out crowd of more than 3,000 will see South Shields and Sunderland AFC kick-off their pre-season programme on Thursday.

There will be no further ticket sales and no cash turnstiles will be in operation.

Supporters are advised that the turnstiles will open at 5.30pm and all supporters will be able to enter Mariners Park through turnstiles one, two, three or four.

The club also wishes to make supporters aware that the Barbour Lounge and balcony have been reserved for Sunderland AFC officials and club guests for this game as part of the fixture agreement, although the Barbour Lounge bar will remain open for all supporters.

Supporters are encouraged to use the marquee and the clubhouse bar, and are also advised that due to FA regulations, no alcohol can be consumed outside from 7pm onwards.

Please arrive as early as possible as large queues are anticipated.

Meanwhile, a Matchday Play Park will be held on the 3G pitch between 5.30pm and 7pm. All children with a valid match ticket will be able to take part.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you on Thursday.