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7 Best Stadium of Light Parking Spots in 2024 | Fan Guide

Stadium of Light Parking

Searching for Stadium of Light Parking spots? You’re in the right place! In this blog, we’ll unveil the top 7 parking spots to ensure a hassle-free and convenient experience.

Before we get into it, be sure to familiarise yourself with the location of the iconic ground using the map below:

So, what are the best Stadium of Light Parking Options?


If you’ve managed to catch any of our other football parking blogs, you’ll have probably seen us recommend JustPark for most football away days. And it’s no different when visiting the Sunderland Stadium.

For those of you not familiar with JustPark, it’s an online booking platform where you can reserve a parking space before your journey. I’ve found prices to be between £5-10 in this area, which isn’t too bad for convenient matchday parking! Definitely an option to consider if you don’t fancy Sunderland Afc matchday parking stress!

📍 Address: Varies

⏱️ Distance to ground: Varies

💵 Average cost: £5

🗓️ Opening hours: N/A

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Stadium of Light Just Park

St Peter's Park & Walk

If you don’t mind stretching your legs before kick-off, Sunderland’s park and walk scheme is definitely something to check out.

Located around a 10-minute walk from the ground, parking here is free making it potentially the best place to park for Stadium of Light. There’s some great pubs en-route to the ground, be sure to check them out here. I’ve personally parked here a few times and never had any troubles – although it does fill up quickly. So I’d advise heading down early!

St Peter’s, SR6 0DD

Parking near Stadium of Light


Similar to JustPark, YourParkingSpace is an online booking platform. If you’re an organised person (unlike myself), pre-booking may be the best option for you.

I’ve used YourParkingSpace all over the country and never had any trouble – the platform is pretty simple to use and not too highly-priced. If you’re looking to avoid car parking stress on matchday, I’d recommend checking out this platform.

📍 Address: Varies

⏱️ Distance to ground: Varies

💵 Average cost: £5

🗓️ Opening hours: N/A

Book here

YourParkingSpace Stadium of Light

Chester Road Park & Walk

Similar to St Peter’s, Chester Road is part of the scheme ran by the club. Once again, it’s a free car parking option so great if you’re doing away days on a budget.

It’s located slightly further away from the ground compared to St Peter’s at around a 20-25 minute walk. If you don’t mind a pre-match walk, definitely check this place out – it’s up there with the best parking near Stadium of Light options!

Chester Road, SR1 3SD

Chester Road Parking

Sunniside Car Park

Sunnside Car Park is located around a 20 minute walk from the stadium and is one of the most popular choices for fans travelling to the game. With over 650 spaces and a £5 rate for daily parking, it’s no surprise this is a popular choice.

I’ve parked here a few times and I’d definitely recommend it, there’s also a Nandos near by if you fancy a pre-match bite to eat!

High Street West Car Park, Sunniside, Sunderland SR1 1UF

Sunniside Car Park

The Bridges Car Park

The Bridges Multi-Storey car park is home to over 900 spaces and is recommended by the club. Prices aren’t too bad either at £1.50 per hour – so you’ll be looking to pay around £4.50 for your matchday parking.

Similar to other car parks, it’s around a 20-minute walk from the stadium so be prepared for a little walk to the ground.

Overall, it’s a great option and one I’ve used multiple times myself.

The Bridges Shopping Centre, SR1 3DR

The Bridges Car Park

St Mary's Car Park

If you’re looking for a car park with good security, this is the place to be. With over 400 parking spaces and a 100% crime-free record, you’ll be looking to pay around £4.50 for your matchday parking.

However, if it’s a midweek game you are attending, parking is free after 3 p.m. until midnight. It’s located just across the river making it a 15 minute walk to the ground. Definitely consider this as an option for Stadium of Light Parking!

St Mary’s Car Park, SR1 3AH

St Marys Car Park Sunderland

Goodluck with your Stadium of Light Parking!

So, whether your team wins or loses, I hope this guide helps to reduce matchday parking stress! Make sure to check out some of these locations on your travels to Sunderland and be sure to let us know if you find any of these Stadium of Light Parking options useful! Enjoy the game!


Is there free parking near Stadium of Light?

Free parking is hard to come by on matchdays unless you arrive very early. However, there are some free spaces in the following areas: Booth Street, Brookside Terrace, Commercial Road & Morgan Street. These may not be within walking distance from the ground, so you may need to catch a bus to the stadium.

What is the best place to park for stadium of light?
My top recommendation would be to use JustPark to secure a spot ahead of time, aside from that I’d probably have to go with the Sunniside Car Park. It’s reasonably priced and not far from the ground.

How early should I arrive for matchdays?
I’d recommend arriving atleast 2 hours prior to kick-off. This allows you enough time to find your parking space, have a pre-match pint and walk to the ground. 

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