Sunderland fans to get free bus service to St James's Park for derby date

Billy Jones celebrates during Sunderland's game against Newcastle on October 25 last year, which saw the Black Cats win 3-0 against their North East rivals.
Billy Jones celebrates during Sunderland's game against Newcastle on October 25 last year, which saw the Black Cats win 3-0 against their North East rivals.

Tickets for this season's away leg of the Sunderland v Newcastle derby will start to go on sale tomorrow.

Sunderland AFC has confirmed ticket and travel information ahead of the Tyne-Wear derby at St James’s Park.

The club will provide a complimentary return bus service from the Stadium of Light to St James’ Park, which affords supporters the quickest and safest way to travel to and from the game.

The game takes place on Sunday, March 20, kicking off at 1.30pm.

Tickets will be available to Sunderland AFC season card holders only and will be allocated based on the club’s Black Cats Points system.

The schedule to apply for tickets, subject to availability, is listed below:

PRIORITY PURCHASE PERIODS

Season card holders with 30 or more Black Cat Points, can purchase their ticket from 9am, Wednesday, February 17, until 5pm, Friday, February 19.

Season card holders with 25 or more points can apply from 9am, Monday, February 22 until 5pm, Tuesday, February 23 (subject to any tickets remaining after the first period).

Season card holders with 20 or more points can apply from 9am, Wednesday, February 24, until 5pm, Thursday, February 25 (subject to any tickets remaining after the second period).

Season card holders with 18 or more points can apply from 9am, Friday, February 26, until 5pm of the dame day (subject to any tickets remaining after the second period).

Season card holders with 17 or more points can apply from 9am, Monday, February, 29, until 5pm of the same day (subject to any tickets remaining after the second period).

In the unlikely event that tickets remain after the priority period a further announcement will be made.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.safc.com, in-person at the Stadium of Light ticket office or by calling the Sunderland AFC ticket hotline, 0871 911 1973. Supporters can check their Black Cats Points online.

Tickets are priced at £47 for adults, £38 for supporters aged 65 and over and full-time students and £25 for under 18s.

Supporters are reminded that all tickets are recorded to the individual season card holder and are traceable.

Tickets are not transferable.