In their statement, the Black Cats acknowledged that the incident occurred on Monday afternoon but they have been working diligently to ensure that the match can proceed as scheduled this evening.
However, the club has cautioned its supporters that the power outage will bear some consequences, particularly regarding the availability of refreshments and potentially longer queues in certain areas of the stadium.
“Following a major power failure at the Stadium of Light on Monday afternoon, Club staff and partners have worked around the clock to ensure tonight’s fixture will proceed as planned,” the club said.
“Supporters are advised that this may have an impact on matchday experience tonight and we thank you for your patience and understanding in advance.
“Black Cats Bar attendees have also been contacted directly to advise them of changes to their matchday experience, with an alternative offering in place due to hot food NOT being served in that space.”
Sunderland welcome Watford to Tyneside looking to build on their strong start to the season after taking 16 points from their opening nine games.
After missing out on Premier League promotion in the play-off phase last season, the Black Cats are expected to be in the thick of the battle again this term.
They head into the weekend contest with the Hornets on the back of just one defeat in their previous seven outings, where they have scored 16 goals and conceded just four.
Tony Mowbray’s side thrashed Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 in their last outing but will be wary of the threat from Watford, considering they have failed to emerge victorious in each of their previous three meetings with the Hornets.
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