Club: Wigan Athletic FC | Opening: 1999 | Capacity: 25,133 seats
History and description
The DW Stadium, until 2009 called JJB Stadium, replaced Wigan’s previous home Springfield Park, where Wigan had been playing their home matches for almost 70 years.
The DW Stadium officially opened on the 4th of August 1999 with a friendly between Wigan and Manchester United. A few days earlier, Wigan had already played another friendly against Morecambe.
The stadium got renamed in 2009 after chairman David Whelan’s DW Sports business.
The DW Stadium is located slightly less than 1.5 miles west of Wigan’s town centre and two rail stations, which are served by regular direct trains from Manchester and Liverpool (both stations lie a stone’s throw away from each other).
The walk to the stadium should take less than 30 minutes. Alternatively, one can take almost any bus going south-west. The ride from Wigan Bus station only takes 5 minutes. Get off at Wigan pier and walk a further 15 minutes. Bus 628, 664, and 665 stop closer to the stadium, on Scot Lane. Get off at stop Laithwaite and walk 5 to 10 minutes.
By car, coming from the M6 south, exit at junction 25, and follow Wigan A49. After about 2 miles, at the Saddle roundabout, turn left (first exit) into Robin Park Road. Follow the signs to DW Stadium.
If coming from the M6 north, take junction 27 and follow signs for Shevington (B5206). After about a mile on the B5206 turn left into Old Lane (B5375). Follow the B5375 for about 2 miles through the countryside until the crossing with Scot Lane. Turn right following the signs for Robin Park. Take the first left into Stadium Way.
Address: DW Stadium, Loire Drive, Wigan, WN5 0UZ
Tickets for Wigan Athletic matches can be bought online, by phone +44 (0) 871 66 33 552, or at the ticket office at the DW Stadium.
If tickets remain available, these can generally be bought at the ticket office on the day of the match, however Wigan recommends against doing so and will decide on a per-game basis if they offer the possibility.
Wigan very rarely sells out, and has not done so in the last two years.
Wigan’s home matches fall into three three pricing categories. Tickets for category C matches, the cheapest, cost either €20.00 or €22.00, those for category B matches €25.00 or €27.00, and those for category C matches €28.00 or €30.00.
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