Supporter Guide: Lasses kick off New Year vs Palace

SAFC Ladies return to Eppleton on Sunday afternoon to kick off 2022 as Mel Reay's side continue their FA Women's Championship season against Crystal Palace, and below is all you need to know ahead of the contest.

Date: Sunday 9 January

Fixture: Sunderland AFC Ladies vs Crystal Palace Women - FA Women's Championship 

Stadium: Eppleton CW

Kick-off: 14:00

Turnstiles open: 13:00

Secure your seat

Supporters can secure their seat as the Lasses take on the Eagles by purchasing online at

Tickets are priced at £5 for adults and £2.50 for concessions.

All tickets purchased online are emailed digitally and these tickets can be added to your mobile wallet, printed at home or the PDF can be saved on your device to present to a steward upon entering the stadium.

If you require a personal assistant ticket, please get in touch by emailing

Pay on the day

Supporters can purchase tickets on the day of the game via card only and cash will not be accepted at Eppleton CW.

If you or a supporter you know requires support in securing their seat following this operational change, please contact and we will provide you with one-on-one support.

Season card holders

If you are an Eppleton CW season card holder, please ensure that you bring your season card with you and present it to a steward at Turnstile 3 to enter the stadium.

Sunderland AFC season card holders are eligible to purchase adult tickets for £2.50. To purchase a ticket at this reduced rate, please log in to your e-ticketing account and select the Palace match.

Getting to the stadium

Eppleton CW is accessible by car and bus. Please advised that there will be no public parking available at the stadium.

Subject to availability, disabled parking is available by emailing

Postcode: DH5 9NE

If you are travelling by bus, please click the links below and look at the options available via ‘Go North East’.

Sunderland to Hetton-le-Hole
Durham > Hetton-le-Hole

If you are travelling from a different location, simply change the departure location to your local area.

Accessing the Stadium

Supporters will be able to access Eppleton CW from 1pm. 

Turnstiles 1 and 2 are located inside the Hetton Centre site and are accessible from the A182 by foot, with Turnstile 4 accessible via Park View.

Supporters with digital tickets and fans wishing to pay on the day can access the stadium via Turnstiles 1, 2 and 4. 

Season card holders can access the stadium via Turnstile 3.

Please note, Covid-19 passes via the NHS app or proof of a negative antigen/PCR test may be requested upon entry. Face coverings are recommended inside the stadium.

Inside the stadium

Please be advised that seating at Eppleton CW is unreserved and available on a first come, first served basis.

Catering facilities are available in the Hetton Centre behind one of the goals, with snacks and hot and cold beverages available to purchase by cash only.

We are unable to provide any mascot or flag bearing matchday experiences at this moment in time due to FA Women’s Championship Covid-19 protocols.


This game is being broadcast live on the FA Player. You will also be able to review all the action via our match highlights package on


If you have any other questions, please feel free to get in touch with a member of our team by emailing

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