Matchday Guide: Southampton vs Sunderland

By SFC Media time Thu 25 Aug

There will be plenty for Southampton fans to enjoy at St Mary’s on Saturday, even before the game against Sunderland has got under way.

As Claude Puel’s men prepare to welcome the Black Cats, Saints fans can soak up the atmosphere pre-match with a range of activities at St Mary’s.

The Virgin Media Fan Hub, which has replaced the Dell Sports Bar, will be open to welcome all supporters for a pre-match drink ahead of the big kick off.

The marching band will return following their performance at the Watford game, marching around the stadium in the build-up, followed by a pitchside performance prior to the game.

Fans loved the photo booth on the opening day of the season, and it will return to St Mary’s for Saturday’s game. Situated by the Megastore, supporters will have the opportunity to pose for a series of photos with friends.

There will also be face painters in four positions around the stadium, while in the Family Stand youngsters will have the opportunity to decorate their own t-shirts. We’ll also have live artists FourPence at St Mary’s again this weekend. 

We’ll have plenty more entertainment around St Mary’s ahead of the game, including two caricaturists just outside the Family Stand.

Don’t forget: Season Ticket holders and Official Members can purchase the Europa League Bundle from the Ticket Office from 9am BST. The bundle offers a saving of 20 per cent on the tickets for Saints’ three Europa League home games, so make sure you secure your seat!

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