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Thursday, May 28, 2009
Stadium Of Light Undergoes Rigorous Testing for Oasis Show
Thousands of pounds has been spent and almost 1,500 staff have been hired to prepare for Wearside's biggest ever concerts.
Sunderland AFC is expecting more than 160,000 fans at the Stadium of Light for the Take That and Oasis gigs in June.
The stadium has undergone rigorous testing, costing £50,000, to ensure it can withstand the rhythmic jumping and swaying of thousands of music fans.
The courtyard area, in the car park in front of Black Cats House, will be fitted out to host bars and refreshment stalls for up to 10,000 people.
The stage for Take That, on June 5 and June 6, will be set up in the South Stand, but will be replaced by a different stage for Oasis, on June 10.
The rest of the pitch will be covered by a special Supertrack surface.
Peter Weymes, facilities manager at the stadium, said: "Everyone is looking forward to it. They are two great bands and there's a feeling that there could not be a better debut for the Stadium of Light as a concert venue.''
There are still a limited number of hospitality packages available from £63.61 for all concerts.
For more information visit www.safcconcerts.com or call 0871 911 1500.
via L4e /Source: sunderlandecho.com
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