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Offline martin@ardenley

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Wigan Athletic
« on: June 01, 2016, 12:25:55 PM »
Wigan Athletic
DW Stadium
Loire Drive
Wigan WN5 0UZ   

General Enquiries: 01942 774000
Email: feedback@wiganathletic.com
Website: http://www.wiganlatics.co.uk/
Ticket Office - 0871 66 33 552  Email - ticketoffice@wiganathletic.com
Disabled Supporter Enquiries - 0871 66 33 552  Email - n.sherratt@wiganathletic.com

Directions

From the North

Exit M6 at Junction 27 and turn left at end of slip road. Turn right at T-junction, sign-posted Shevington.  After 1 mile turn left into Old Lane (signed B5375 Standish Lower-Ground).  The road winds through countryside for approx. 2 miles.  At traffic lights turn right into Scot Lane.  Take the first left turn into Stadium Way for the entrance to the Stadium Car Parks or second left for the main entrance. (Visiting Directors & Match Officials Parking)

From South and West

Exit M6 at Junction 25.  At end of slip road (approx. 1 mile) turn left, sign-posted Wigan A49.  Continue past Sainsbury's and cross the roundabout, 2nd exit.  Follow signs for Wigan A49 for 1.2 miles to saddle roundabout.  At the Saddle roundabout, take first exit sign-posted Standish A49 into Robin Park Road, driving past the ASDA superstore.  Follow signs for DW Stadium. (Visiting Directors & Match Officials only, take second right into Anjou Boulevard for main entrance)

From west (Alternative Route)

Exit M6 J26 (M58/M6 Interchange) Exit the motorway by following the signs for Wigan/Orrell/Upholland.  At the end of slip road, turn right.  Continue on this road to the Saddle Junction (approx 2.5 miles). At the saddle roundabout, take first exit and drive past the Asda Superstore.  Follow signs for DW Stadium. (Visiting Directors & Match Officials only, take second right into Anjou Boulevard for main entrance)

From The East

Exit M61 at Junction 6 (sign-posted Chorley, Horwich A6027) and take first exit at roundabout. NB: do not exit at Junction 5 which is sign-posted Wigan.  At next roundabout, take first left (sign-posted Westhoughton A6, Wigan B5238) into Chorley Road.  After 0.3 miles, turn right (sign-posted Wigan B5238).  After 1.8 miles, turn left at Aspull Roundabout (sign-posted Wigan B5238).  After 2.2 miles, just after Earl of Balcarres pub, turn right at traffic lights. Proceed down the hill turning left at next lights with Quality Hotel on corner. Follow ring road and get into second lane from right as road bears right into Caroline Street, sign-posted Orrell.  Continue on ring road following road as it bears left passing the "Go Outdoors" shop on the left hand side again sign-posted for Orrell.  Pass Wigan Pier on right and as the road goes under the railway bridge get into right hand lane to turn right into Robin Park Road Sign-posted for Robin Park.  Follow signs for DW Stadium. (Visiting Directors & Match Officials only, take second right into Anjou Boulevard for main entrance).

Parking

Visiting supporters are requested to use Car Park 1, the first car park on the right on Stadium Way.  To reach the Stadium from Car Park 1, continue on foot along Stadium Way towards the Stadium.  Visiting supporters are seated in the North Stand. 

Parking Charges

Supporters using Car Park 1 (Visitors Car Park), will be required to pay a charge.

Disabled parking facilities are available on the Robin Park Arena - however this MUST be arranged in advance of travelling to the Stadium or on a seasonal basis. Unfortunately we are not in a position to cater for all blue badge holders. You will not be given access without prior arrangement. To arranged disabled parking, please call the disabled co-ordinator on 0871 66 33 552 or email  disabledcoordinator@dwstadium.com.

Travelling by Rail

Wigan is served by two railway stations (almost opposite each other on Wallgate in Wigan), Wigan Northern Western and Wigan Wallgate.

Wigan North Western is on the West coast main line with links to Liverpool while Wigan Wallgate is used for regional services to Manchester, Southport and Liverpool (via Kirkby).

Taxis are available from outside Wigan North Western station which approximate 1.4 miles away from the DW Stadium. A taxi to the DW Stadium should cost approximately 5 from Wigan North Western station.

Something to eat and drink

For most fixtures, The Marquee Suite is available for visiting supporters to use.  The Marquee is situated beneath the visiting supporters North Stand and serves drinks and a selection of snacks. Please note that the Marquee Suite is not open for every game, you can check by calling 01942 774000. [Click here] for more information about this unique facility.

Also located within a few minutes walk of the DW Stadium are Burger King, Frankie and Benny's and Pizza Hut.

Once the turnstiles open, there is food and drink available on the North Stand concourse.

Programme

Wigan Athletic produce an 84 page match programme for every match at the DW Stadium.  The match programme is on sale from approximately 90 minutes before the game from the yellow mobile kiosks outside the visitors North Stand and also from the within North Stand Concourse area.  The match programme is priced at 3.00.

« Last Edit: June 01, 2016, 02:41:39 PM by martin@ardenley »

Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2016, 09:17:29 PM »
The Theatre of Pies as other North West opponents call the JD/DW ground.

Villa on the last few  occasions have taken big support including the Wigan relegation Sunday game.  When we were piss taking "we're  meet again" didn't think any of us would have thought it would have  come back to bite us so quickly.

The biggest plus point about the DW ground is that it is better than Springfield Park.  I also think if a decent home team played there it could generate a really good atmosphere.

First thing of note to anyone travelling by train is that there are two train stations opposite each other.

Wigan North West is the one that 99.99% of you need to travel  back from.  Wigan Wallgate leads you to Southport/Kirkby/Manchester/Bolton  only.

The town is actually quite good for a gaff no bigger than Lichfield.  Weatherspoons is only a 100 yards from the station.  Good walk from town though to the ground   but the pubs are definitely better and if you do walk it then there are half way stop offs.  I think the Wigan  Pier pub is once again closed.

The ground as long as you walk up to the right one Robins Park their reserve pad is less than 1/4 away.

Be careful when exiting the stand where we will seated or standing depending  on the importance of the match.  The stairwells  are very narrow.

The pitch is usually crap -  from having to share with their egg  chasing cousins.  Oh and prices will almost certainly be in reach of even the most hard up of us. 

All in all one of the aways I am looking forward  too.

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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2016, 11:00:06 PM »
Am currently based up north and easy to get to Wigan from where I am so might aim for this fixture.  Last time I went we got an impressive 4-0 win, with three coming in the second half.  Reckon this one might be a bit closer ;)

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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2016, 08:04:48 PM »
One of my favourite aways, cheap tickets, always a good following and we usually do well up there.

Probably worth going just to see Wigan  Pier and think to yourself...."Is that really fcuking it?!"