Sunderland is a town with around 200.000 inhabitants and we all love our football club Sunderland AFC. This club has a rich history that we are very proud of. It all started on September 25, 1880. Historians concur that on that date, there was a meeting of the District Teachers Association, which was not called for the purpose of forming a football club but for a totally different local matter. At the time, rugby was the predominant sport in Sunderland, but football was getting more popular, especially in the north of the country. The founder, James Allan, was a Scottish school teacher who came from the north to teach in Sunderland and it is believed that he was the one who brought the first round ball. Eager to impress his colleagues, he formed the club and the rest is history.
In 1892, not long after its formation, Sunderland won their first title. There were a lot of ups and downs, but Sunderland has won six league titles and has lifted the FA Cup twice since then. The colors of Sunderland are red and white. Therefore, the supporters are called the Red and White Army. They are democratic, independent, and inclusive organizations with a lot of fan branches all over the world. The Sunderland AFC is so deeply engraved in the local culture that when you visit Sunderland, it’s impossible to miss it. And why would you? Try to visit a local pub when Sunderland is playing and notice the passion they have for their home club. We bet that you might even become a fan yourself. When you visit Sunderland, pubs are the places to go to, given that rain is very frequent due to the oceanic climate. The moisture can cause problems for some of the visitors, but have no worries because some places are equipped with air purifiers like from Clean Breathing.
If you want to get closer to the action, then you should also visit the Stadium of Light. This is an all-seated stadium with a massive capacity of 49,000 spectators. The stadium also has a 6,000 capacity for the ultra fans. Since it’s the seventh-largest stadium in England, there are also international matches played there, so it’s definitely worth a visit.