Away Fans' Guide | Wigan Athletic
The Greens head to the DW Stadium in search of a huge result in the race for the Sky Bet League One play-offs, against a side capable of returning to the Championship this weekend with a positive result.
As such, the Green Army have once again mobilised in their numbers to give Steven Schumacher's side backing from the away end, with nearly 1,700 tickets sold for the trip to Wigan before they came off sale.
Among them? We salute you, and encourage you to read on for our away fans' guide.
Away fans' guide to the DW Stadium
Away fans' guide to the DW Stadium
Tickets can be purchased on the turnstiles at the DW Stadium, but are no longer on sale at the Home Park Ticket Office.
Travelling to the DW Stadium
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. two 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 into Anjou Boulevard for the main entrance for Visiting Directors, Match Officials & Arena Parking.
From the South
Exit M6 at Junction 25. At end of slip road (approx. 1 mile) turn left at the roundabout, sign-posted Wigan A49.
Continue past Sainsbury’s and go straight ahead at the traffic lights. 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. For main entrance, Visiting Directors, Match Officials & Arena Parking, take the second right into Anjou Boulevard. For Stadium car parks, take the third right into Stadium Way.
Wigan is served by Wigan North Western station on the East Coast Mainline with frequent services to Preston, Birmingham and London. Local services to Liverpool, Bolton and Manchester operate to and from Wigan Wallgate, which is directly across the road.
The Club has a limited number of designated disabled parking spaces and the area surrounding the DW Stadium does not have any particularly steep gradients for disabled supporters to consider.
Food and drink
The DW Stadium is positioned adjacent to Robin Retail Park, which is home to several large stores including Curry's PC World, Next, Boots, Smyths Toys, Argos and Pets at Home.
Within Next is a Costa Coffee café, whilst Burger King, KFC and Subway are at the far side of the retail park. The Red Robin pub is approx. 500 yards from the stadium and is welcoming to all supporters, but is used mainly by fans of the visiting club.
The family zone open to all supporters both home and away an hour and a half before kick off at every weekend fixture.
Free to enter activities on offer include: Football competitions, games consoles, pool, table football, and face painting.
Refreshments are available with free tea and coffee for adults and free fruit for youngsters. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Family Zone also incorporates The Game Zone, home to games consoles allowing younger fans to pit their wits against fellow fans and sometimes even first team players.
Match day programme
Wigan Athletic produce a 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 DW Stadium, and inside the Supporters Bar. The match programme is priced at £3.00.
Away fan pubs
For away supporters, the Marquee Suite in the North Stand is a free-to-enter match day bar for away fans which is open for most fixtures at the DW Stadium. You will be able to buy hot and cold drinks and food, and watch football on the big screen.
Additionally, the Red Robin pub, located in the nearby retail park, is welcoming to both home and away supporters, and serves a range of pub food and drinks.