The DW Stadium (formerly known as the JJB Stadium) is a dual-use stadium, home to both Wigan Athletic football club and Wigan Warriors rugby league club since it opened in 1999. The club’s moved from their long-term homes of Springfield Park (since 1932) and Central Park (since 1902) respectively.
The official opening took place in August 1999 by Sir Alex Ferguson, with the occasion marked with a friendly match between Wigan Athletic and Manchester United who at that point were the reigning European Cup, Premier League and FA Cup holders. Wigan Warriors played their first match in the stadium a month later, losing a play-off match to Castleford Tigers.
The stadium has a capacity of 25,138 with a record attendance of 25,133 watching Wigan Athletic face Manchester United on the final day of the 2007-2008 Premier League season.
There have been several rugby league international test matches played at the stadium and will host a quarter-final match of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.
Tickets at DW Stadium
Wigan Athletic Tickets
Wigan Athletic tickets are available to purchase through the official website, the ticket office at the stadium (open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm) or over the phone on 01942 311111.
Wigan Athletic tickets during the 2022-2023 season ranged from:
- Adult – £23-£29
- Over 65/18-21 – £16-£18
- Under 18 – £10
- Under 12 – £5
Wigan Warriors Tickets
Wigan Warriors tickets are available to purchase through the official website, the ticket office at the stadium (open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm) or over the phone on 01942 311111.
Wigan Warriors tickets during the 2022 season ranged from:
- Adult – £25-£30
- Over 60s – £18-£25
- 22-24 – £20-£25
- 16-21 – £17-£23
- Junior – £11-£21
- Under 8 – Free
Location & Travel to DW Stadium
The DW Stadium is located approximately a mile west of the town of Wigan in Greater Manchester, approximately 16 miles from Manchester and 17 miles from Liverpool.
Airport: Manchester Airport is the third busiest in the UK and serves a number of international destinations. The airport is approximately 25 miles south of the stadium and has a train station, where you can travel to Wigan to connect with the ground.
Alternatively Liverpool John Lennon Airport is approximately 20 miles away from the stadium, with connections with many UK and international destinations.
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Bus: Take a bus from Wigan bus station to Wigan Pier (approximately a 5 minute journey), then walk 15 minutes along Wallgate and Loire Drive.
Driving & Parking: From the North, exit the M6 at Junction 27 and follow signs. From the South and West take Junction 25 of the M6 and follow the A49. From the East take Junction 6 of the M61 and follow the B5238. There are 2,000 parking spaces around the stadium, costing £5.
Train: There are two railway stations in Wigan town centre, both approximately a 20 minute walk from the stadium. Wigan North Western has services running north to south, with trains to Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, London, Glasgow and Edinburgh, whilst Wigan Wallgate station has trains east to west between Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, Southport, Bolton, Blackburn and Stalybridge. From either station, follow the well lit path along Wallgate.
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Last Updated on September 15, 2022 by Sports Tourist