Although the game gets underway at 2.45pm there are a whole host of activities planned by both the Club and Carnegie, official sponsors of the Challenge Cup.
At 1.00pm the Carnegie Challenge Cup will be on display in the Halton Stadium Social Club whilst from 1.30pm there will be free face-painting and badge-making opportunities in the North and South Stand concourse bars.
The Vikings Starlites and Kemik will be distributing Carnegie branded thundersticks, ‘try’ cards and planners from 2pm when the Carnegie Challenge Cup will also be on display in the North Stand concourse bar. Kemik will also be distributing sweets to children in the crowd thanks to sponsors Pop Idols.
The pre-match build up will continue on the pitch from 2.15pm hosted by Roy Basnett, with one young fan from each side having the opportunity to win their height in Easter Eggs courtesy of Abbey Roadtankers.
As the build up to the game continues so does the entertainment as the Vikings Starlites set pulses racing which will then be followed by a live performance by the fabulous Lancashire Hotpots!
The four piece band are set to launch their new album on Saturday night and will bring their own brand of Lancashire humour to the Halton Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
With classic songs such as 'Chippy Tea' and 'I Met A Girl On Myspace' they are sure to have fans rushing out to buy their new album when it is released on Monday.
As kick – off draws closer both teams will enter the pitch side-by-side to the Carnegie Challenge Cup Anthem which has been composed and produced by Steve Alexander a multi-talented writer, performer and instrumentalist who has previously worked with the likes of Robert Plant, Lenny Kravitz, Duran Duran and Boy George.
Following the first forty minutes the entertainment continues with yr 10 dance students from Sts Peter Paul Catholic College performing on the pitch followed by another appearance by the Lancashire Hotpots and the Viking Starlites.
Sunday’s Carnegie Challenge Cup tie promises to produce the biggest crowd at the Halton Stadium for two years with strong advance ticket sales, while the Warriors are guaranteed to have well over 2,000 fans in attendance.
Tickets for the game are now available from both clubs with advance prices £12 adults and £6 children. Wigan fans have been allocated the East Stand which has been designated 'all ticket' and TICKET SALES WILL CEASE AT THE JJB STADIUM TICKET OFFICE AT 4PM ON FRIDAY as any unsold tickets have to be returned to the Widnes Club. On the day admission will be £14 adults and £8 concessions with a £3 supplement for seats in the VP area on all sales.