Address: Loire Drive, Robin Park, Wigan WN5 0UH
Home to: Wigan Warriors
Record attendance: 25,004 – 25th March 2009 vs St Helens
Description of the ground:
Built in 1999, the DW Stadium is home to the Wigan Warriors and Wigan Athletic FC. Formerly the JJB Stadium, it has been in existance for a decade now and became the Warriors’ home after they left the famous Central Park. Being a modern stadium, an atmosphere is usually difficult to create unless it’s full – something it usually isn’t. The north stand is used for away fans which is situated behind the sticks and holds a capacity of 5,400.
Situated near the town centre it is ideal for fans coming via train with just a 15 minute walk from Wigan Wallgate and Wigan North Western. It is quite away from any motorway and traffic around the stadium can become congested so if you are coming via car, it is advised to set of earlier.
From M6 Northbound: Leave the M6 at junction 25 and at the roundabout, turn left onto the A49. After approx. 2 miles you will pass under a railway bridge, just before you reach a roundabout. At this roundabout you have 2 options:
1. The first exit takes you onto Robin Park Road. At the second set of lights, turn right onto Anjou Road. The Red Robin pub is on your left and you have a choice of car parks on Anjou Road.
2. The 3rd exit takes you onto Frith Street/Stadium Way. There are 2 official club car parks at the end of this road.
From M6 Southbound: Exit the M6 at junction 26 and at the roundabout take the second exit on to the A577. At the T junction that follows, turn right onto the A577 in the direction of Wigan. After approx. 2 miles the road joins the A49 just before the Robin Park Road roundabout detailed above.
There are 2 train stations in Wigan, both adjacent to each other in the town centre. Wigan Wallgate is on the Southport/Manchester Picadilly line and Wigan North Western is on the West Coast Mainline, with direct trains to and from Scotland, Warrington, Crewe, Birmingham and London Euston.
Both stations are within walking distance from the JJB stadium. Turn right out of Wallgate or left out of North Western and stay on the right hand side of the road on the one way system. After passing under the railway bridge, you will come to the roundabout in the directions described above. Cutting through the retail park on the right is the quickest way to the stadium from here.
The ground has various official car parks nearby with a small charge.
Food & drink:
There is a Pizza Hut and Frankie and Bennys pretty much right next to the ground and if you are willing to walk a little further afield you can find a McDonalds and a Burger King. There are also plenty of burger bars around on matchdays.
The nearest pub is the Red Robin, which is situated on the retail park. As well as the Red Robin, there are plenty of bars and pubs in the town centre which is a 15 minute walk.