Beacon of Light

The Beacon of Light is Sunderland’s newest elite sports venue, as part of the fundraising and backing the Beacon with the light up wristbands. Available to purchase at the School Reception for £3!

Beacon of Light bandsBeacon of Light is Sunderland’s most innovative sports and education facility and the first of its kind in the UK. Found next to the Sunderland Aquatic Centre and Stadium of Light, this exciting new venue is set to open in summer 2018 and will become an iconic addition to the north-east skyline.

The facility will feature five stories of sports halls, football pitches, informal learning spaces and state-of-the-art education suites designed to facilitate four interactive zones — Education, Health and Wellbeing, Sport and Play, and World of Work. These areas have been carefully designed to deal with our region’s biggest challenges, and will create life-changing opportunities for local people to re-energise our communities.

Inclusive and easily accessible, Beacon of Light will welcome around 6,000 people a week and act as a community hub for everyone who wants to take part in exciting programmes to improve their lives and prospects. Focused on motivating people and providing life-changing skills and qualifications at a time when public services are dwindling, Beacon of Light is destined to be a centre of support for locals of all ages and abilities.

The Beacon will include high-quality sports facilities available to local people of all levels and abilities. Whether you’re looking for a kickabout with friends or a first-class training venue for your club.


•5-a-side 3G floodlit outdoor pitches

•7-a-side 4g indoor pitch

•3 indoor sports hall courts for netball, basketball and futsal

•12 badminton courts

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