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.

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Tickets for the Real Betis will be priced at £15 for adults and £5 for concessions. Purchase details will be confirmed soon.