Sunderland AFC has announced plans to re-name the Stadium of Light’s south stand.

Supporters are to be given the opportunity to name the stand from a shortlist of four suggestions which stemmed from a survey in the summer led by the Sunderland supporters group, Red and White Army (RAWA).

The four options are

The Roker End - a homage to Roker Park and the famous Roker Roar, a term still used across football to describe the intense atmosphere Sunderland fans are famous for.

The Wearside End – celebrating the location of the Stadium of Light on the banks of the River Wear which has been a focal point and lifeblood of the city. A nod to the proud history of shipbuilding and other industries founded on the river.

The Colliery End – the Stadium of Light is located on the old Wearmouth Colliery. This name is a tribute to the great mining tradition across the city and wider communities across Durham and South Tyneside.

The Raich Carter End – a name from Sunderland AFC’s glorious past who was Sunderland born and bred. He lifted the FA Cup in 1937 and was the youngest captain to win the First Division title (the equivalent of today’s Premier League).

Question Title

* 1. What would you like the new name of the South Stand to be?

Question Title

* 2. What is your email address?

Question Title

* 3. Please tick the following as appropriate