SUNDERLAND are heading back to Bishop Auckland next month when they will face Spanish side Real Betis in a pre-season friendly.
The Black Cats, who face Darlington at Heritage Park on Saturday, will be back in County Durham on Thursday, August 7 at 7.30pm to face the Spanish Second Division side.
Sunderland are having to play a couple of friendlies away from the Stadium of Light to give their pitch extra time to recover from the summer concerts held there.
Tickets for the Real Betis will be priced at £15 for adults and £5 for concessions. Purchase details will be confirmed soon.