A view of the stadium before the Barclays Premier League match the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.
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Sunderland creates special room for autistic football fans

8 February 2016 Last updated at 07:06 GMT

A young Sunderland supporter has won a campaign to get a special room at the Stadium of Light to watch football live.

Massive fan Nathan could never watch his team play because of a medical condition called autism.

It's a condition that affects the way you see the world around you. It can make you extremely sensitive to sounds, touch, smells, and light. So somewhere very busy and loud like a football match can be really stressful.

Nathan's family wanted a safe, calm space for their sons and others to watch football. They campaigned for a special room for people with autism and similar conditions.

Watch Jenny's report.