Chart of yearly table positions since Wigan's election into the Football League
The JJB Stadium logo (1999-2009)
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.
A view of the DW Stadium, from the bridge crossing the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
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.
The DW Stadium logo 2009–2018
Wigan Athletic's first Premier League match against Chelsea
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
Former Wigan player Roberto Martínez managed the club to victory in the 2013 FA Cup Final, their first major honour.
The final home Test for Great Britain against New Zealand, played at the stadium in 2007
Members of the Wigan Athletic board holding the FA Cup trophy following the club's victory at the 2013 Final
The Wigan skyline, featuring the stadium
David Sharpe and Will Grigg celebrating Wigan's promotion from League One to the Championship in 2016
Average and highest attendances for Wigan Athletic at the stadium since the 2000–01 season
Wigan Athletic chairman Talal Al Hammad
Average and highest attendances for the Wigan Warriors at the stadium
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.

- Wigan Athletic F.C.

It is used by Wigan Athletic football club and Wigan Warriors rugby league club, the rugby league club having a 50 years lease on tenancy to play games at the stadium.

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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.

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

Whelan is the former owner of club Wigan Athletic, having also been the chairman of the club for twenty years, before passing the position over to his grandson, David Sharpe, who eventually passed the ownership over to International Entertainment Corporation.

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.

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.

After a buy-out by Dave Whelan, both the Warriors and the town's football team, Wigan Athletic, moved to the JJB Stadium.

JJB Sports

British sports retailer.

British sports retailer.

JJB, Belfast, showing the brand's final logo and colours. (2010)
City centre JJB Sports, Leeds, West Yorkshire (2010)
JJB Sports, Craigavon, Northern Ireland (2009)
The JJB Stadium logo (1999-2009)
A view of the DW Stadium, from the bridge crossing the Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Also, because of Dave Whelan's purchase of the Fitness Club, and founding of DW Sports Fitness in September 2009, JJB has lost its association with Wigan Athletic FC and Wigan Warriors RLFC.

The stadium previously sponsored by the company has since been renamed the DW Sports Stadium.

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.

The attacking player (No. 10) attempts to kick the ball beyond the opposing team's goalkeeper, between the goalposts, and beneath the crossbar (not shown) to score a goal.

Simon Haworth

Welsh former footballer who played as a striker.

Welsh former footballer who played as a striker.

The attacking player (No. 10) attempts to kick the ball beyond the opposing team's goalkeeper, between the goalposts, and beneath the crossbar (not shown) to score a goal.

But after he earned his first cap for Wales he moved to Coventry City for £500,000, a record fee received for a player by Cardiff at the time, but struggled to find form for the club, scoring just once against Everton in the League Cup, and subsequently moved to Wigan Athletic for £750,000, a record signing for the club at the time.

He was also the first Wigan player to score at their new JJB Stadium, doing so in a game against Scunthorpe United.