How to get to DW Stadium
Getting to DW stadium is easy by train. Services to Wigan stop at Wigan North Western and Wigan Wallgate, which are located close to each other in the town centre but on separate lines. The walk to the DW Stadium takes about 25 minutes by going along Wallgate and then Loire Drive. However, there’s a taxi rank at both stations, so it might be more convenient to jump in a cab and be at the stadium in five minutes. The weather might play a part in this decision as well!
What to do at DW Stadium
You’re equally as likely to visit the stadium to watch Wigan Athletic play football or Wigan Warriors play rugby league. Both are local institutions, although Athletic is the baby, being founded in 1932, while the Warriors can trace its history back to 1872 (although it only got its current name in 1997).
DW Stadium often plays host to international rugby league matches, including tournaments and international tours. There are also suites and lounges, conferences and other events that take place there.
About DW Stadium
The DW Stadium is pretty new as English stadiums go, having been built in 1999. Some people might remember it as the JJB Stadium, which was its name for its first ten years, during which time Wigan Athletic FC (also known as the Latics) started an eight-year spell in the Premier League. When it was completed, Wigan Athletic FC moved there from Springfield Park, and Wigan Warriors RLFC made it their home after leaving Central Park, and now the two clubs share the stadium. It has a capacity of 25,138.