Sports Events

The Beacon of Light boasts award-winning facilities for sports events. With an indoor arena covering three indoor courts, six outdoor five-a-side pitches, two outdoor multi-purpose pitches and a 4G indoor football barn. 

With over 1,000 bleacher seats available in our indoor arena, and a viewing gallery the space makes it ideal for any large sporting events. 

We regularly host international gymnastic competitions, corporate football tournaments and Sunderland AFC matchday Fan Zones. 

  • Dedicated events manager
  • Nine changing rooms with shower facilities 
  • Water fountains available
  • Locker facilities
  • Integrated PA / announcement system 
  • Onsite catering options / café 
  • Service yard for unloading / loading 
  • Free car parking (subject to SAFC matchdays) 
  • High-speed internet access / WiFi 
  • Safety stewards to manage car parking
Sitting in the shadow of the Stadium of Light, the Beacon is the perfect venue for our SAFC Matchday Fan Zones. Each and every home game, hundreds of supporters enjoy the Beacon's hospitality, with music, food and drinks, games consoles and football activities.
Michael Laidler
Michael Laidler
Sunderland AFC
If you're interested in holding your event at the Beacon of Light, please send your details below and one of the team will be in touch...

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