Fan experience: Fan Zone

The Sunderland AFC Fan Zone is located inside the Foundation of Light’s award-winning venue, the Beacon of Light, on Saturday matchdays.

Open to both home and away supporters, the Fan Zone is open from 12:30pm and is hosted by Dance Revolution and Spark FM radio presenter Scott McGerty, who will be joined by a range of guests to discuss all things SAFC in the build-up to kick-off.

Young supporters can enjoy a range of free activities including coaching sessions on the state-of-the-art 4G football pitches inside the Beacon of Light.

Fan favourites Samson and Delilah will also drop by at 1pm for photos and to meet and greet fans of all ages.

Throughout the 2021-22 season, the Branch Liaison Council (BLC) are continuing to work in conjunction with Washington Mind to bring the Mental Health Hub to supporters in the Fan Zone on matchdays.

The Hub provides a warm, friendly welcome for any supporters that would like to call in for a coffee and a chat. There is also a private room available for if you need to speak to a trained Washington Mind counsellor in private.

If you have any ideas or suggestions on what you would like introduced in the future at the Fan Zone, please contact Sunderland AFC Supporter Liaison Officer Chris Waters by emailing

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