Travel Pack: Wigan Athletic

17 September 2018
All you need to know for your visit to the DW Stadium for Tuesday night’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Wigan Athletic.

Wigan Athletic vs Hull City
Tuesday 18th September 2018 | Kick-Off 7.45pm

Postcode For Sat Nav: WN5 0UZ
Distance From The KCOM Stadium: 110.8 miles
Nearest Train Station: Wigan North Western & Wigan Wallgate

Designed by Alfred McAlpine, the DW Stadium opened in 1999 and plays host to both football and rugby league with Wigan Athletic and Wigan Warriors sharing the facilities.

The move from their former Springfield Park home was the start of a new era for the football club and, much like Hull City following their move from Boothferry Park to the KCOM Stadium, sparked a rise through the divisions. Although it took Wigan a little longer than the Tigers, six years after christening their new turf with a 2-0 victory over Scunthorpe United in Division Two the DW was hosting Premier League football and would do so until 2013.

That period in the top flight brought the stadium’s record attendance for a football match with 25,133 turning out for a clash with Manchester United on the final day of the 2007/08 season, whilst the DW has also hosted European football with Wigan taking part in the UEFA Europa League in 2013/14. Tuesday night’s visit will be the Tigers’ first appearance at the DW since May 2010 when Will Atkinson and Mark Cullen scored in a 2-2 draw.

Did You Know…
The first away team to win a competitive match at the DW Stadium was….Wigan Athletic. When Cambridge City’s home ground was deemed unsuitable to host an FA Cup first round tie between the sides, the game was moved to the DW where Wigan occupied the away dressing room and wore their away colours in a 2-0 victory.

How To Get There…
The DW Stadium is a 111-mile drive from the KCOM Stadium, which should hopefully only take you a little over two hours. Head over the Pennines on the M62 before taking the M61 to junction 6 and exiting onto the A6. Then it’s the B5408, B5238, A573 to the A49 into Wigan and onto Robin Park Road where you can follow signs to the stadium.

Where To Park…
Away supporters can park at the stadium in car park one, with a cost of £5 per car/motorbike, £10 per minibus and £20 per coach (coaches are advised to pre-book). Fans are advised not to park on the retail park adjacent to the stadium where a two-hour time limit applies and penalty notices are enforced.

Where To Eat & Drink…
Although not good for parking, the retail park does host a number of fast food chains while The Red Robin pub (500 yards from the stadium) welcomes all supporters. There is also a Visiting Supporters Bar located in the North Stand which is free to enter and offers hot and cold drinks as well as food. Inside the turnstiles, the concourse offers the usual food and drink including pies, burgers and hot dogs along with hot, cold and alcoholic beverages.

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