Monument of the lamp is located next to the stadium. The light is symbolized by “Davy’s lamp”, a traditional element of mining equipment.

The stadium is of a good size, is totally enclosed and on the whole is quite impressive. It is composed of two three-tiered stands (at the North end and the West side of the pitch), whilst the others are two-tiered. The Stadium of Light was built at a site a few hundred metres away from Roker Park and initially had a capacity of 42,000 seats. Since 1997 Stadium of Light is constantly used by Sunderland, but has also played host to two national team games and numerous concerts in the summer season. The stadium, built on the former site of the Monkwearmouth Colliery by Ballast Wiltshire plc, opened with a showpiece game against Ajax in July 1997. The Stadium of Light was built in the mid 1990s as a replacement for Sunderland’s old Roker Park, which lacked the possibilities for further expansion and modernisation. The Stadium of Light’s current capacity of 48,707 makes the club’s home the sixth-biggest football ground in England. Attractions near Stadium Of Light: (0.07 mi) Sunderland Aquatics Centre (0.12 mi) Sunderland Aquatic Centre (0.16 mi) Beacon of Light (0.16 mi) The Colliery Tavern (0.23 mi) Monkwearmouth Station Museum; View all attractions near Stadium Of Light on Tripadvisor $ The Club moved to the Stadium of Light in 1997, after leaving their former home of Roker Park where they had played for 99 years.

Stadium of Light