Bet UK's Wigan Athletic Away Day Guide
Wigan Athletic and Swansea City were 2 divisions apart last season, but will now be facing off again after contrasting fortunes last year. Wigan Athletic bounced back to the Championship after just 1 season in League 1. The Latics won the league with 98 points, only conceding 29 goals throughout the season. Paul Cook was the man to lead Wigan back to the Championship, joining the club from Portsmouth. Cook managed to mastermind a victory against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City last season as well, alongside the club’s successful league campaign.
Swansea City’s last trip to the DW Stadium was a 3-2 win on the final away day of the 2012/13 Premier League season. The 2 teams haven’t met since then, with Wigan failing to reach the Premier League since their relegation. The trip to the DW is another midweek game for travelling Swansea City fans, but it could be an opportunity for 3 points. Bet UK have put together a handy guide for all Swansea fans looking to travel up to Wigan.
When is Wigan Athletic v Swansea City?
It’s another midweek away trip for Swansea football fans. Wigan v Swansea City kicks off at 19:45 on Tuesday 2nd October.
How to get to the DW Stadium?
Driving to the DW Stadium from Swansea
For those driving to the DW Stadium, head onto the M4 heading west out of Swansea. The road up to Wigan is almost a straight road, although there are quite a few times you will have to merge onto different A roads. Follow signs for Wrexham and Chester and you will eventually join the M56 at junction 11. Follow the M56 until joining the M6 at Junction 9, which will take you most of the way to the DW Stadium. Come off the M6 at Junction 25 then follow Warrington Road until you see the DW Stadium clearly signposted.
The DW Stadium offers car parking specifically for away fans, that costs £5 per car and £10 per minibus. The car park can get quite congested at the end of the match, but is still better than parking in the nearby retail park. The retail park has a maximum stay of 2 hours, and have been known to fine fans up to £50 if they overstay there.
Trains from Swansea to the DW Stadium
The train journey from Swansea city centre to Wigan station takes just under 5 hours, with 1 change of train needed throughout the journey. The latest train that will get you to Wigan in plenty time for the 19:45 kick off leaves Swansea at 13:55. The train will arrive at Wigan North Western at 18:37, giving you just over an hour to get to the DW. The walk from Wigan North Western to the DW Stadium is just over a mile, crossing the river with the DW appearing on your right hand side.
There are no trains that will get Swansea City fans back on the same day. Instead, Swansea football fans will have to get the train home the next day, which run regularly from 5:45 am.
Hotels near the DW Stadium for Swansea City fans
There aren’t many hotels within the direct vicinity of the DW Stadium, with most being located closer to the town centre. That being said, the closest hotels to the ground are the Holiday Inn, The Charles Dickens and the Fifteens of Swinley. It may be worth booking a hotel that is also close to Wigan North Western Station to make your journey home easier.
Pubs for Swansea football fans near the DW Stadium
The DW Stadium actually has a large bar on it’s grounds that is specifically for away crowds and fans. The serves food and drink, aswell as having large screens to show Sky Sports on. If you would rather head to an older, more traditional pub, then the Red Robin is the historical ‘away fans’ pub. Swansea football fans can find the Red Robin opposite the cinema complex that can be found behind the DW Stadium.
Where next for Swansea City?
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