Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves mark the 30th anniversary of their match in Milwaukee with this year’s Dacia Magic Weekend shirts.
Wigan Warriors unveil a limited-edition Dacia Magic Weekend shirt for this year’s showcase event at Anfield in May when the Warriors face Warrington Wolves in the closing game of Day One, Saturday 25 May.
The cherry red shirt with a white ‘V’ represents a piece of the club’s heritage as it marks the 30th anniversary of the Great American Challenge of 1989 when Wigan faced Warrington in Milwaukee in front of a crowd of 17,773.
The Wigan team was captained by the legendary Ellery Hanley, also featured names such as Dennis Betts, Andy Gregory and Joe Lydon. The opposition Warrington team that day was captained by Mike Gregory with the likes of Des Drummond, Paul Cullen, Les Boyd and Mark Forster in the side.
The design features subtle details to replicate the original with the font of the original collegiate style playing numbers whilst club partners Prestone have kindly changed their pantone to replicate the original ‘Norweb’ sponsorship in 1989. There is also a replica of the match logo from the historic game held in the U.S. state of Wisconsin and text at the bottom of the shirt commemorating the 30th anniversary of the game.
Both adult and children’s shirts are available to order as of tomorrow, Monday 15 April, from the Official Club Store Warriors World in the Grand Arcade and online at https://store.wiganwarriors.com/.
Adult shirts are available in sizes Small to 9XL and Ladies shirts in sizes S-XXL priced at £49.99. Junior sizes 5-6 years to 13-14 years at £37.99.
You can watch highlights from the 1989 Great American Challenge when Wigan faced Warrington in Milwaukee below.