This September we are putting on a play about supporting SAFC – and we want to hear your stories or memories!

The play will be a celebration of 20 years of the Stadium of Light.  We’d like you to tell us about your experiences to do with the stadium

Some of the stories will be incorporated into ‘Wise Men Say’, so your words will come alive, performed by professional actors in venues like Durham Gala, Customs House, Washington Arts Centre, the newly-opened Peacock in Sunderland (formerly the Londonderry), as well as touring to London to the South East Supporters Branch!  The play will be performed alongside ‘Cornered’ by BBC Look North’s Jeff Brown.

Your tale can be funny, sad, heartwarming, jaw-dropping – we don’t mind, we want to read them all!  And it can focus on anything…  Memories of particular matches – were you at the first ever game against Ajax? (Or the last ever match at Roker Park?!) Do you have a story around seeing a concert at the SoL? Were you a builder involved in the construction of the stadium? Did you have your wedding reception there? Whatever your tale, we want to read it!

Email us your ‘Tale of the SoL’ at:

We will also be publishing a book to accompany the play.  All of the stories featured in the production – plus many more that we receive – will feature in the book, so you also have a chance to have your story published as part of the collection.  This is a unique chance to be a part of our 20 year celebration of the Stadium of Light.



Please consider the following:

Copyright notice: by submitting your tale to us by email, you agree to assign the copyright of the material to us.  We reserve the right to edit or ammend aspects of your story in order to fit in with the dramatic narrative of the overall piece.

We WILL NOT consider any material deemed slanderous/libellous.  We will clarify and confirm any facts or information we think it necessary to, and if there is any doubt we simply won’t use it.