Young Sunderland AFC fans can once again travel for free on Stagecoach buses across Tyne & Wear, when travelling with adult match ticket holders for the Sunderland AFC v Portsmouth match.

The travel offer is available from 8.30am on Saturday 17 August 2019, when Sunderland continue their League One campaign against Portsmouth at the Stadium of Light (KO 12.30pm).

Passengers just need to show their Stagecoach driver a match ticket, season card or email confirmation when buying or using an adult bus ticket, and up to two under 16s can travel with them for free.

This matchday travel offer was available to young SAFC fans for the first home game of the season, and sees Stagecoach continue their partnership with the club as Official Bus Partner.

Steve Walker, Managing Director, Stagecoach North East, said: “We were delighted to work alongside the club to provide discounted bus travel for the first home game of the season, and are more than happy to extend this travel offer and encourage families with young fans to come to the Stadium of Light and show their support.”

The offer is valid on any Stagecoach bus service in Tyne and Wear, which is ideal for customers travelling from all areas of Sunderland, as well as those using connecting services X24 from Newcastle or E1, E2 and E6 from South Shields.

One of the following bus tickets must be purchased or already held when taking advantage of this offer: Sunderland dayrider, Tyne and Wear dayrider PLUS, Sunderland megarider or Tyne and Wear megarider PLUS. Tickets can be purchased from your driver, online or via the Stagecoach Bus app.

Match tickets and confirmations must specify the Sunderland v Portsmouth fixture (17/08/2019). Visit for the latest club news, fixtures and to buy match tickets.

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