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Away Days: Wigan Athletic

Posted: Thu 21 Aug 2014

Seasiders On The Road

Blackpool supporters should be more than accustomed to the DW Stadium, after The Seasiders all but secured their Championship status there in April.

Pool are back on Saturday, this time hoping to kick-start their campaign and finally get some points on the board.

Here is a quick guide on getting to Wigan and what to do when you’re there.

Travel
By car: There are around 36.5 miles between Bloomfield Road and The DW Stadium, and it should take around 45 minutes by car.

DW Stadium
Loire Drive
Robin Park
Wigan
WN5 0UZ


By train: From Blackpool North supporters can travel directly to Wigan North Western in under an hour, and the stadium is around a 20 minute walk from the station.

Stadium
The stadium was built in 1999, and hosts both Wigan Athletic and the Wigan Warriors.

It can hold 25,138 supporters and changed its name from the JJB Stadium in 2009.

Its first competitive match came on 7 August 1999, where The Latics beat Scunthorpe United 3-0.

Pub
The Marquee Suite is available for visiting supporters to use and is situated beneath the visiting supporters North Stand, where they sell drinks and snacks.

There are also other restaurants and a large pub near the Stadium that allow away fans to eat and drink, notably Frankie and Bennies, Red Robin and Pizza Hut.

Tickets
Tickets are on sale at the ticket office until 4pm on Friday, while supporters can also pay cash only at The DW Stadium.

Tickets are priced as follows:

- £20 for Adults
- £15 for Over-65s
- £5 for Under-16s


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