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Away day guide: Wigan Athletic

20 June 2018

ALBION will find out their 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship schedule this Thursday, and we’re building up to the EFL fixture release day by taking a look at all the Championship stadiums the Baggies will be visiting in the new season. Last up in our away day guide, Wigan Athletic...

Address: The DW Stadium, Newtown, Wigan, Lancashire, WN5 0UZ. 

Their home since: 1999.

Previous stadiums: Springfield Park (1932-1999).

Capacity: 25,133.

Record attendance at current stadium: 25,133 versus Manchester United - 11 May 2008.

Pitch dimensions: 105m x 68m (115yd x 74.5yd).

Distance from The Hawthorns: 85 miles.

Parking: Away supporters should follow WN5 0UN in their Sat Nav and can use Car Park 1 at a cost of £5 per car or motorbike, £10 per mini bus and £20 per coach. Wigan say that coaches should be pre-booked where possible.

Nearest train station(s): Wigan North Western (1.1 miles from the stadium).

Albion’s first visit to the DW Stadium: 2 October 2002 - Wigan Athletic 3-1 Albion.

Albion’s last visit to the DW Stadium: 10 November 2012 - Wigan Athletic 1-2 Albion.

Albion’s record at the DW Stadium: P7, W2, D1, L4.

Did you know… The first away side to win a competitive game at the DW Stadium was actually Wigan Athletic after a first round FA Cup tie against non-league Cambridge City took place there due to their ground be unsuitable to host the fixture. Wigan used the away dressing room, played in their away kit and won the game 2-0!


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