All Saints' Church was substantially rebuilt between 1845 and 1850.
Chart of yearly table positions since Wigan's election into the Football League
Wigan Lane monument
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.
Trencherfield Mill is an example of one of Wigan's mills being converted for modern use.
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 Civic Centre
Wigan Athletic's first Premier League match against Chelsea
The seal of Wigan was in use from the 17th century until 1922.
Former Wigan player Roberto Martínez managed the club to victory in the 2013 FA Cup Final, their first major honour.
Wigan Town Hall
Members of the Wigan Athletic board holding the FA Cup trophy following the club's victory at the 2013 Final
Aerial view of Wigan town centre
David Sharpe and Will Grigg celebrating Wigan's promotion from League One to the Championship in 2016
Grand Arcade Shopping Centre, Town Centre
Wigan Athletic chairman Talal Al Hammad
Museum of Wigan Life
Warm-up at the DW Stadium.
The Boer War memorial in Mesnes Park
Antonio Valencia's £16 million sale to Manchester United in 2009 is the largest transfer involving Wigan Athletic.
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

Wigan Athletic Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.

- Wigan Athletic F.C.

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

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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

The DW Stadium is a stadium in Robin Park, in Wigan, within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.

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.

Wigan Warriors

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

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

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

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.

Whelan was born in Bradford, and raised in Wigan.

The Town End at Springfield Park in 1982

Springfield Park (Wigan)

The Town End at Springfield Park in 1982

Springfield Park was a multi-purpose stadium in Wigan, Greater Manchester.

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 Borough F.C.

Wigan Borough Football Club was an English football club from the town of Wigan, Lancashire.

The following year, Wigan's Mayor chaired a public meeting at Queens Hall which resulted in the founding of Wigan Athletic.

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

It was expanded and incorporated in 1971, when ex footballer and supermarket chain operator Dave Whelan acquired a single sports shop in Wigan, and immediately opened a second sports goods outlet in his supermarket in Sutton, St Helens.

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.

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

Wigan County F.C.

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

Wigan County F.C. was the first attempt to establish a football club to represent Wigan at national level.

They were the first football team to play their games at Springfield Park and would be followed by Wigan United, Wigan Town, Wigan Borough and Wigan Athletic.

Former weavers' cottages in Wardle. The development of Greater Manchester is attributed to a shared tradition of domestic cloth production, and textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution.

Greater Manchester

Metropolitan county and combined authority area in North West England, with a population of 2.8 million; comprising ten metropolitan boroughs: Manchester, Salford, Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.

Metropolitan county and combined authority area in North West England, with a population of 2.8 million; comprising ten metropolitan boroughs: Manchester, Salford, Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.

Former weavers' cottages in Wardle. The development of Greater Manchester is attributed to a shared tradition of domestic cloth production, and textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution.
Greater Manchester lies at the conjunction of the ancient county boundaries of Cheshire, Lancashire and the West Riding of Yorkshire.
The Greater Manchester Exhibition Centre (better known as the G-Mex centre and now rebranded as Manchester Central) was the converted former Manchester Central railway station in Manchester city centre used for hosting the county's cultural events.
Stockport Bus Station in 1988. Greater Manchester Transport (later GM Buses) operated bus services throughout the county, from 1974 to 1993.
GMC County Hall (now known as Westminster House) in Manchester housed the Greater Manchester County Council until its abolition in 1986.
An aerial photograph of Greater Manchester, looking west
The Greater Manchester Urban Area, as defined in 2001, highlighted in red against the boundaries of the Metropolitan County
A view over the borough of Tameside, towards Manchester city centre circa 2008.
Common cottongrass (Eriophorum angustifolium), seen here at Light Hazzles Reservoir near Littleborough, was voted the county flower of Greater Manchester in 2002
Andy Burnham has served as the inaugural Mayor of Greater Manchester since May 2017.
A bus stop in Denton bearing the logo of Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM). TfGM is a functional executive body of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and has responsibilities for public transport in Greater Manchester.
The population of Greater Manchester increased from around 328 thousand in 1801, to 2.68M in 2011, peaking in 1971 at 2.7M.
Much of Greater Manchester's housing stock consists of terraced houses constructed as low-cost dwellings for the populations of local factory towns.
Population density map
Oldham, painted during the Industrial Revolution by J. H. Carse. Many towns in Greater Manchester were built around the mills.
The Trafford Centre in Trafford is one of the largest shopping centres in the United Kingdom.
The M60 motorway, seen here at Failsworth, is an orbital motorway in Greater Manchester.
A Metrolink tram in Radcliffe, part of Greater Manchester's light rail network.
First Greater Manchester operate bus services in northern-Greater Manchester.
Old Trafford, home to Manchester United F.C.
Bolton Wanderers F.C. are based at the University of Bolton Stadium, in Horwich
The main entrance of Old Trafford Cricket Ground
The City of Manchester Stadium, the main venue of the 2002 Commonwealth Games and home to Manchester City F.C.
Eccles cake is a small round flaky pastry cake filled with currants, sugar and spice. It is native to Eccles.
The Imperial War Museum North in Trafford Park was designed by Daniel Libeskind, and is one of the Imperial War Museum's five branches.
The Lowry is a combined theatre and exhibition centre at Salford Quays, and is Greater Manchester's most visited tourist attraction.

There is evidence of Iron Age habitation, particularly at Mellor, and Celtic activity in a settlement named Chochion, believed to have been an area of Wigan settled by the Brigantes.

In addition, Wigan Athletic F.C. are one of the county's younger sides, and won their first major trophy in 2013, defeating Manchester City F.C. in the FA Cup final.