Sunderland confirm venues for pre-season friendlies

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce

Sunderland AFC have confirmed the venues for the three pre-season friendlies in France next month.

The week-long trip sees the Black Cats take on FC Stade Nyonnais on Monday, July 25 (7.30pm kick-off), followed by Dijon FCO on Wednesday, July 27 (6pm kick-off).

Both of those games will take place at the Stade Camille-Fournier, in Évian-les-Bains.

The pre-season tour concludes with a friendly against Montpellier HSC on Saturday, July 30 at the Stade Jacques Forestier in Aix-les-Bains (6pm kick-off).

A club statement added the three stadia are located in and around the Lake Geneva area and are neutral venues.

Tickets will be priced at £12 for adults and £6 for under 16s and over 65s.

Sam Allardyce's side will also play Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund at the Cashpoint Arena, in Austria, on Friday, August 5 (7pm kick-off).

Before jetting off to France, Sunderland face Hartlepool United away on Wednesday, July 20 (7.30pm kick-off) and Rotherham United away on Saturday, July 23 (3pm kick-off).

Further ticket details will be announced in due course.