Former Hartlepool United defender Jack Ross will bring his Sunderland side to Victoria Park this summer as part of the Black Cats' pre-season schedule.
Ross' men will play Matthew Bates & Co on Saturday, July 14 (kick off 3pm).
Simon Grayson brought the then Championship outfit to the Vic for a summer warm-up as Sunderland ran out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from Josh Maja and Jeremain Lens. Ryan Donaldson scored for Pools.
This is the third part of Pools pre-season officially announced with friendlies against Billingham Town (a) and Middlesbrough (h) on Saturday, July 7 and Saturday, July 28 already revealed.
Hartlepool are expected to announce two more friendlies this summer, with midweek encounter expected as well as a game on the weekend of July 21.