Sunderland’s house ground stays a huge property for the club however the 49,000-capacity seater ground is now over 25 years of ages and is revealing its age in some locations.
Previous owners Madrox (led by Stewart Donald and Charlie Methven) effectively began a plan where advocates assisted the club to alter the faded pink seats back in 2018.
Nevertheless, ever since, little has actually been done to the Arena of Light with advocates fast to see. The Echo asked Sunderland fans how the club might enhance advocates’ experience at the Wearside ground– here’s what they stated on Twitter and facebook:
@RJXMEDIA: “Around the arena might do with tidying up. Signposts hanging off and we might do with some brand-new marketing images en path to the arena showcasing our history.”
@Sunderlandpaul: “Get enhancement outside the ground as it appears like a dump at the minute modification images likewise.”
@fiona2608: “Move the away fans to NE or NW corner; much better food and beverage alternatives with more range; upgrade the flags and banners around the arena; more things in the concourses revealing Sunderland as an entire – requires more character and history of the city and club.”
@darrenord: “The arena looks scruffy from the outdoors and might do with a tidy. Likewise, move the away fans back to the lower bowl as the environment hasn’t been the very same given that they were moved. The concourse imitates a loudspeaker making the away fans sound a lot louder.”
Paul Williamson: “Repair the 2 damaged hand clothes dryers in the guys’s toilets in the West Guarantee Block L17 (bookies in middle of the 2 entryways). One has actually been broken for a minimum of 4 seasons, the other simply quit this season. Small things make a distinction, if you can not be troubled to repair the small simple things what possibility of repairing the significant ones.”
Adrian Metcalf: “Speaker/sound system is bad by modern-day requirements. In some cases does not operate at all in the South East locations.”
Jamil Khan: ” Much better defense for handicapped fans from the aspects of our terrific weather condition.”
Kev Brown: “Enhance the WiFi as the current upgrade has actually made no distinction. Likewise, enhance the effectiveness of the bar personnel, they take permanently in serving and with just a number of various beverage options it must be fast surviving the volume of consumers.”
Paul Anderson: “Healthy food alternatives, and some good lager in the Roker End. Carling is horrendous!”
Sandra Wales: “Black Felines bar … The bar service is sooo bad, vodka Bacardi and gin typically served in a half glass, frequently a pint glass! Most of the personnel are young and unskilled (not their fault obviously) some knowledgeable personnel on the bar would be a terrific assistance and minimize the size of the lines.”
Andrew Rochester: “Food and bar service is dreadful at half time requires enhancing. Wi-Fi does not operate at all.”