Sports Events

There are various sports activities in Sunderland but it is strange that not many of them are on a professional level. The main sport is without doubt football and the only professional team remains Sunderland Football Team. The team was formed back in 1879 and play their games in the Stadium of Light.

The Stadium of Light is an impressive sporting complex with its forty eight thousand seating capacity. This means that it has one of the largest capacities of any football stadium in the whole of the U.K. Sunderland play their football in the premiership and they have a very yo yo past considering they were about to get relegated on many occasions. They have had some high profile managers including former Manchester United captain Roy Keane and also another Manchester United former player Steve Bruce. Some of the high profile players include Darren Bent, Zenden and many other faces.

Sunderland also has a strong women’s team who play in the women league on a regular basis. The rest of the sports teams are at amateur level and include the cricket and rugby team who both play in Ashbrooke.

Sunderland Minibus and coach hire can transport you to all sports events, venues and facilities with ease and comfort, and at affordable prices.