Monday, August 17

Wigan travel and pub guide

DW Stadium
Barclays Premier League
Saturday, August 22
Kick off 15:00


Out of a capacity of 25,135, United have got 3,976 tickets in the North Stand. This stand holds 5,378 supporters.

Tickets are priced at £28 for adults and £20for over 65s and under 16s.

All tickets have been sold and posted out. United Ticket Agency is selling tickets in the away end at £120 each.

There are still tickets left for the home end priced between £20 and £30, but Wigan have said they will only be on sale to people who have a history of buying tickets in the Wigan home end.

The match will not be shown live on TV in the UK, but will be available to view via foreign feeds online. Go here two hours before the match.
This section will be updated five days before the match.


- £5
If you are driving to the game and using a satnav or an internet routeplanner like the Greenflag one, use the destination postcode WN5 0UH.

The basic route from Manchester is the M62 to junction 10 and the M6 to Junction 25. Continue along the A49. The stadium is well sign posted from the motorway.

Parking - £5 or free
There is an away fans' car park a two-minute walk from the away end. Only fans with match tickets can use it though. It costs £5 per car.

Access is via Stadium Way (turn right off Scott Lane once you've passed the leisure complex and Asda on your right).

There are many free parking spots on side streets close to the town centre. but you're looking at a 20-minute walk to the stadium.

Train - £3.20
Buy an off-peak day return ticket for £3.20.
You'll have absolutely no problem getting there or back, as trains between Manchester's two main stations and Wigan run three times an hour throughout the day.
Manchester Victoria to Wigan Wallgate
Trains leave on 07 and 33 every hour and take about 35 minutes. The last one you can get to make kick off leaves Victoria at 13:33.
Manchester Piccadilly to Wigan Wallgate
Trains leave at 22 minutes past the hour and take 40 minutes. The last one you can get to make kick off leaves Piccadilly at 13:22.

It is a 20-minute walk from the train station to the stadium.

To get to the ground from Wallgate, turn right out of the station and keep walking for 10 minutes or so, passing the Seven Stars Hotel.

After that, you'll pass under a railway bridge and the Robin Park leisure complex will come into view. You will be able to see the stadium from there.
Wigan Wallgate to Manchester Victoria
Trains leave at 17:20, 17:58, 18:20, 18:58, 19:32, 20:27, 21:27, 22:27 and 22:57. The take 40 minutes.

Wigan Wallgate to Manchester Piccadilly
They leave at 17:54, 18:53, 19:55, 20:55, 21:55 and 22:55. They take 45 minutes.
The Betty Bus leaves Manchester Chorlton Street at 10:30 to arrive in Wigan at 11:30. The cost is £13 per person. To book, email your name, address and phone number to

If you're driving and parking on the away fans' car park, the best place to pop in for a pre-match tipple is The JJB Soccerdome bar which is right in between the away-end entrance and thecar park.

It holds about 150 people and you can get served pretty quickly. It's about £2.60 a pint and they do pretty decent pies for £2.

But if you're catching the train, you might want a pint in the town centre.

You might want to avoid The Brunels, which is next door to Wigan Wallgate station.

That particular boozer attracts police and the staff don't like the usual weekend of fun-seeking football fans, for some reason, especially if they sing songs.

You're much better off walking a few doors down and calling into the The Swan and Railway (pictured above), where you'll get a warm welcome and a pint for £2.30.

If you want to be nearer to the ground, call into Wigan Pier where you'll find The Orwell (pictured above right).

If you've got time to grab a bite to eat, they do some cracking food. It's always a good place to call in to on your way home from the match while you're waiting for the train, even though it's a 10-minute walk to the station.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One pair left £120