The DW Stadium serves both Wigan Athletic Football Club and Wigan Warriors Rugby Club. The stadium was opened in 1999 and is named after the club’s main sponsor DW Sports Fitness. Wigan Athletic FC, otherwise known as The Latics, were the first team to win the FA Cup and get relegated in the same season, beating Manchester City 1-0. Wigan Warriors, otherwise referred to as The Riversiders, are the all-time most successful club in English rugby league.
Wigan North Western and Wallgate are the closest stations to the DW Stadium, located roughly 25 minutes walk from the stadium. The stations provide services to Manchester, London, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
There are a variety of pre and post-match activities in the area including visiting Trencherfield Mill, celebrating the industrial history of the city; the Museum of Wigan Life; and The Galleries Shopping Centre. There are also a variety of pubs and bars in the vicinity, such as The Marquee Bar, located at the stadium, and The Red Robin, which is a more traditional pub. If you are hungry, there are more pie shops in Wigan per square mile than any other town in the UK. This explains why the town is the annual host of the World Pie Eating Championship. Whether you’re just there for the match or want to make a day of it, it can be cheaper and easier to pre-book a guaranteed parking space near the DW Stadium.
Postcode for satnav: WN5 0UH