Sunderland AFC has become one of the first clubs in world football to open a second Sensory Viewing Room within their stadium.
The new facility, located in a converted executive box in the West Stand, will complement the existing Nathan Shippey Sensory Room at the Stadium of Light.
It offers a specially-equipped space for supporters on the autistic spectrum or with sensory impairment conditions, and will seat a total of five supporters plus a parent or PA.
The new Sensory Viewing Room will officially open on Easter Monday (April 2) when the Black Cats take on Sheffield Wednesday at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland AFC chief executive, Martin Bain, said:
“We are delighted to be able to offer a second Sensory Room for the use of supporters on the autistic spectrum or with sensory impairment conditions.This builds on the work already done in this area and underlines the club's commitment to an accessible match-day experience for all supporters.
To be one of the first clubs to offer two on-site Sensory Rooms is a point of pride and we will continue to do all we can to push ahead in this area.”
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