DW Stadium

The JJB Stadium logo (1999-2009)
A view of the DW Stadium, from the bridge crossing the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
The DW Stadium logo 2009–2018
The record attendance at the DW Stadium was on the final day of the 2007–08 Premier League, where Manchester United were crowned champions after beating Wigan Athletic
The final home Test for Great Britain against New Zealand, played at the stadium in 2007
The Wigan skyline, featuring the stadium
Average and highest attendances for Wigan Athletic at the stadium since the 2000–01 season
Average and highest attendances for the Wigan Warriors at the stadium

Stadium in Robin Park, in Wigan, within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.

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All Saints' Church was substantially rebuilt between 1845 and 1850.

Wigan

Large town in Greater Manchester, England, on the River Douglas.

Large town in Greater Manchester, England, on the River Douglas.

All Saints' Church was substantially rebuilt between 1845 and 1850.
Wigan Lane monument
Trencherfield Mill is an example of one of Wigan's mills being converted for modern use.
Wigan Civic Centre
The seal of Wigan was in use from the 17th century until 1922.
Wigan Town Hall
Aerial view of Wigan town centre
Grand Arcade Shopping Centre, Town Centre
Museum of Wigan Life
The Boer War memorial in Mesnes Park
Latics and Warriors share the DW Stadium
Wigan International-standard pool, demolished 2008
George Formby, Jr in France during WWII
Wigan North Western railway station
The redeveloped Wigan bus station in 2018

The DW Stadium is home to Wigan Athletic Football Club and Wigan Warriors Rugby League Football Club.

The Town End at Springfield Park in 1982

Springfield Park (Wigan)

Multi-purpose stadium in Wigan, Greater Manchester.

Multi-purpose stadium in Wigan, Greater Manchester.

The Town End at Springfield Park in 1982

It was the home ground of Wigan Athletic F.C. until the club moved to the new JJB Stadium (now DW Stadium) after the 1998–99 season.

Wigan Athletic F.C.

English professional association football club based in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.

English professional association football club based in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.

Chart of yearly table positions since Wigan's election into the Football League
Local entrepreneur Dave Whelan acquired the club in 1995, providing funds to move into the JJB Stadium, now named the DW Stadium after Whelan's sports shops, DW Sports.
To signify the involvement of the local authority, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council, Wigan Athletic have used their coat of arms as their club crest, from 1989 to 2008.
Wigan Athletic's first Premier League match against Chelsea
Former Wigan player Roberto Martínez managed the club to victory in the 2013 FA Cup Final, their first major honour.
Members of the Wigan Athletic board holding the FA Cup trophy following the club's victory at the 2013 Final
David Sharpe and Will Grigg celebrating Wigan's promotion from League One to the Championship in 2016
Wigan Athletic chairman Talal Al Hammad
Warm-up at the DW Stadium.
Antonio Valencia's £16 million sale to Manchester United in 2009 is the largest transfer involving Wigan Athletic.

Founded in 1932, they have played at the 25,138-seat DW Stadium since 1999, before which they played at Springfield Park.

Central Park (Wigan)

Statue commemorating Central park, which is now the site of a Tesco

Central Park was a rugby league stadium in Wigan, England, which was the home of Wigan RLFC before the club moved to the JJB Stadium in 1999.

Wigan Warriors

The Wigan Warriors are a professional rugby league club in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, which competes in the Super League.

The Wigan Warriors are a professional rugby league club in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, which competes in the Super League.

The team of Wigan Football Club in 1885 with the Wigan Union Charity Cup
Jim Slevin of Wigan Football Club pictured with the Wigan Union Charity Cup and the West Lancashire and Border Towns Union trophy
Team of Wigan FC, c. 1900
Wigan Warriors at Wembley ahead of the 2011 Challenge Cup Final
Wigan's 2020 signing Jake Bibby celebrating winning that season's League Leaders' Shield
Wigan have used a variation of this coat of arms as the club crest for a large part of the club's history
The club had this logo as the club badge for the 1998 and 1999 seasons before reverting to a version of the original crest in 2000
This version of the club crest was used between 2006 and 2017
Central Park
DW Stadium before the 2013 Rugby League World Cup Quarter-final between England and France
Matt Peet is the current head coach of Wigan Warriors
Wigan playing St Helens during the Super League XIV Semi-finals

Since 1999 the club has played home matches at the DW Stadium, before which it played at Central Park from 1902.

Alfred McAlpine

British construction firm headquartered in Hooton, Cheshire.

British construction firm headquartered in Hooton, Cheshire.

Manchester Central
Devonshire Dock Hall
DW Stadium
Kirklees Stadium
Eden Project

Projects undertaken by the company included an engine factory for the Bristol Aeroplane Company at Hawthorn completed in 1943, the Royal Liverpool University Hospital completed in 1969, the Scammonden Dam completed in 1970, New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton completed in 1970, the Alvito Dam in Portugal completed in 1976, Dinorwig Power Station completed in 1984, Manchester Central completed in 1986, Devonshire Dock Hall in Barrow-in-Furness completed in 1986, the Jackfield Bridge completed in 1994, the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds completed in 1996, the Kirklees Stadium in Huddersfield completed in 1997 (known commercially as the McAlpine Stadium until 2004), the JJB Stadium in Wigan completed in 1999 (now known as the DW Stadium), the Eden Project in St Austell completed in 2001, Wythenshawe Hospital completed in 2001, Hereford County Hospital completed in 2002, the M6 Toll completed in 2003, the redevelopment of Stoke Mandeville Hospital completed in 2006, the new elective care facility for Addenbrooke's Hospital completed in 2007 and the Bluestone Holiday Complex completed in 2008.

The club's cheer squad, The Flames, performing during the Dragons' Anzac Day match against the Roosters in 2018.

St. George Illawarra Dragons

Australian professional rugby league football club, representing both the Illawarra and St George regions of New South Wales.

Australian professional rugby league football club, representing both the Illawarra and St George regions of New South Wales.

The club's cheer squad, The Flames, performing during the Dragons' Anzac Day match against the Roosters in 2018.
Inside Jubilee Oval
Inside WIN Stadium
Outside Jubilee Oval, that includes a Walk of Fame
St George Leagues Club, Beverley Park, Sydney
Charity Shield logo
The pre-match formalities taking place prior to the 2018 Anzac Day clash between the two clubs.
Members of the NRL Women's team assembling outside Jubilee Oval during a promotional appearance in August 2018.
1999–2005
2006–

They then won the 2011 World Club Challenge, defeating the Wigan Warriors 21–15 at DW Stadium in the UK.

Albert Henry Baskerville.

New Zealand national rugby league team

The New Zealand national rugby league team (Māori: Tīma rīki motu Aotearoa) has represented New Zealand in rugby league since 1907.

The New Zealand national rugby league team (Māori: Tīma rīki motu Aotearoa) has represented New Zealand in rugby league since 1907.

Albert Henry Baskerville.
Dally Messenger, 1907 The one Australian All Black
Michael Joseph Savage Prime Minister 1935-40 was the patron of NZ Rugby League.
The final home Test for Great Britain against New Zealand, played at Wigan RLFC's DW stadium in 2007
The Kiwis celebrating their World Cup final victory.
New Zealand performing their new 'Te Iwi Kiwi' Haka at the 2013 World Cup

The win gave Great Britain an unassailable series lead leaving the Kiwis with only pride to play for in the final test at JJB Stadium in Wigan.

Whelan watching a Wigan Athletic match from the owner's box in May 2010.

Dave Whelan

English businessman and former footballer.

English businessman and former footballer.

Whelan watching a Wigan Athletic match from the owner's box in May 2010.
Whelan funded the DW Stadium, home of Wigan Athletic and Wigan Warriors

He funded the £30 million construction of the club's new JJB Stadium (now the DW Stadium) which opened in 1999 and on its completion was one of the largest football stadiums outside the Premier League.

Leeds Rhinos

The Leeds Rhinos are a professional rugby league club in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

The Leeds Rhinos are a professional rugby league club in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

Leeds team of 1899–1900
Leeds celebrating their 2008 Grand Final victory
Headingley panorama
Ronnie the Rhino, the mascot of Leeds

In the elimination playoff, they defeated Wigan 8–0 at the DW Stadium to book a semi-final match against St Helens.