Roker Park was home to Sunderland for 99 years.
The stadium consisted of an open terrace at one end that was used for both home and away fans, depending on how many visiting supporters were there.
At the opposite end was a large covered terrace known as the Fulwell End. This was where the more vocal Sunderland supporters congregated.
The main stand was a two-tiered structure that ran the length of the pitch and had seats above and a low terrace below. This stand also housed the player’s entrance.
On the opposite side was another two-tiered stand with seats above and terracing below but was overall a little smaller than the main stand.
Roker Park attracted a club record attendance of 75,118 for an FA Cup replay with Derby in 1933. The visitors won 0-1 after the first meeting ended in a 4-4 draw.
By the time the club moved to the Stadium of Light, Roker Park’s capacity was down to 22,500.
The last league game at Roker Park took place on the 3rd of May 1997 with Sunderland beating Everton 3-0, in what had been Sunderland’s first season in the Premier League. Nine days later Sunderland beat Liverpool 1-0 in a post-season friendly. The match was a repeat (including the scoreline) of the very first match at Roker Park 99 years earlier.
Roker Park was demolished in 1998.