The DW Stadium is the home of Wigan Warriors Rugby League and Wigan Athletic Football Club.
The Stadium, formerly known as the JJB Stadium, changed its name on the 1st August 2009. Situated just outside the town centre, the state-of-the-art arena seats just over 25,000 and provides excellent facilities for fans and corporate guests alike.
The DW Stadium has hosted the four highest attendances in Super League history with the highest coming in 2005 when 25,004 supporters packed into the stadium for the Good Friday Derby with St Helens. Since then, capacity crowds have also watched the Good Friday Derby in 2007, 2011 and 2015 with over 24,000 flocking to see the biggest Derby in Rugby League (the capacity at the DW reduced slightly for health & safety reasons).
In the Gillette Tri-Nations Tournament of November 2004, the international between Great Britain and Australia also attracted a full house of 25,004, a game that GB won 24-12. Wigan Warriors played their first game at the stadium on 19th September 1999 in the Super League play-offs. Castleford Tigers ran out 14-10 winners in front of 13,374.
The Stadium is operated by Wigan Football Company Ltd, a management company independent from the tenants, set up to operate the facility on a day-to-day basis.
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The address for the DW Stadium is DW Stadium, Loire Drive, Wigan, WN5 0UH.
Missing Link Communications Stadium
The Missing Link Communications Stadium (formerly Edge Hall Road) is the home of Wigan Warriors Under 19 and Under 16 fixtures.
The quaint stadium is situated in the residential suburb of Orrell, next to Orrell train station on the main Wigan-Liverpool railway line. The stadium also houses the Wigan Warriors Training Centre, a world-class training facility that is used by the Warriors first team and academy teams.
Admission for academy games is £5 for adults and £3 for juniors. Wigan Warriors Season Ticket holders are admitted free for regular season league games on production of a valid membership card. Parking within the grounds of the stadium is strictly limited and entry to Edge Hall Road itself is therefore strictly controlled on matchday.
The address for the Missing Link Communications Stadium is Edge Hall Road, Orrell, WN5 8TL
Central Park is multi-million pound community-based Work Academy located in Pemberton, Wigan.
The first of its type in the UK, the Academy offers extensive facilities that are used by the local community as well as Headquarters for the Wigan Club, a sophisticated base for the Warriors Community and Foundation operations and a Centre of Excellence for the highly reputed Wigan Warriors’ Youth Development Programme.
Named ‘Central Park’ in recognition of the Club’s former home, the provision is also home to the Wigan Warriors Sports College and features a state-of-the-art Education Centre. Wigan Warriors, in partnership with education provider ProCo offer vocational training and further education programmes aimed at providing experience, qualifications and work opportunities for 14 to 19 year olds.
Sports facilities at Central Park are available to the local community and for use by the general public, whilst a gym and hair & beauty salon are also open and run primarily by learners.
The partnership has been facilitated by Wigan Council who also use elements of the refurbished site for schools across the Borough. InnovEd, an innovative education solutions provider who specialise in software and content for virtual learning/e-learning, are also part of the Partnership.
The address for Central Park is Central Park, Montrose Avenue, Wigan, WN5 9XL.