Park and stay at uni for concerts

A UNIVERSITY is offering car parking and accommodation for those heading to a stadium’s summer concerts.

More than 150,000 people will flood into Sunderland in June to see performances by Coldplay on June 7, Bruce Springsteen on June 21, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers on June 24, at the Stadium of Light.

The University of Sunderland is offering £5 parking places from 5pm for the first two concerts and £10 all-day spots for the final event.

Places will be available at both the City Campus or St Peter’s Campus and parking receipts will entitle drivers to a free soft drink in student union bar NorthShore.

For those looking for somewhere to stay, the university halls are also being made available.

Sharon Olver, commercial services manager at the university, said: “UniSpace at the University of Sunderland and the Students Union are delighted to be working in partnership with the Stadium of Light and Sunderland AFC for the second year running to support the concerts.”

“Offering our car parking and university accommodation to concert-goers and to the concerts supply chain strengthens our own and Sunderland’s position as a venue.”

To book parking online visit or phone (0191) 5153366.

For more information about accomodation email or call (0191) 5152943.