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Sunderland v Wycombe Wanderers: League One Play-off Final

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Re: Sunderland v Wycombe Wanderers: League One Play-off Final

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Sunderland Nut wrote: 27 May 2022, 14:01
Pokitren wrote: 27 May 2022, 13:20

I've always wondered why that stadium is called that. If you can explain it, I would appreciate it.
I associate that name with the warriors of light :)
The Stadium of Light stands on the Monkwearmouth Colliery - an old coal mine.
So the name reflects that mining heritage.
The light bit comes from the Davy Lamp that was used down the mines or pits.
On your approach to the stadium, you should see a roundabout with a Davy Lamp monument in the middle - that light never goes out in memory of all those who died or were injured down the mines.
SAFC reflects this heritage with their Academy of Light and the other sports facility close to the stadium called the Beacon of Light.
There is also the Foundation of Light (education) and the Centre of Light.
Thank you! Now I know the history of the name of the Stadium of Light! It's quite enlightening :cheers:


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Re: Sunderland v Wycombe Wanderers: League One Play-off Final

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Pokitren wrote: 03 Jun 2022, 09:43
Thank you! Now I know the history of the name of the Stadium of Light! It's quite enlightening :cheers:
I see what you did there :cheers:


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Re: Sunderland v Wycombe Wanderers: League One Play-off Final

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Good to see we all still have a sense of humour around here without some of the doom and gloom elsewhere. Promotion still has whingers and whiners :lol:


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Re: Sunderland v Wycombe Wanderers: League One Play-off Final

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blockheed wrote: 04 Jun 2022, 15:30 Good to see we all still have a sense of humour around here without some of the doom and gloom elsewhere. Promotion still has whingers and whiners :lol:
There is just no pleasing some people. At the end of the day, we all just have to get on with it.


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