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« on: November 25, 2005, 08:10:53 AM »


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Website: http://www.wiganlatics.premiumtv.co.uk
Unofficial sites:Cockney Latic & Ultimate Wigan

Address:Robin Park, Newtown, Wigan WN5 0UZ
Main Telephone No: 01942-774-000
Ticket Office: 0870-1122-552
Capacity: 25,000
Away Allocation: Upto 4500


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DIRECTIONS & PARKING:

To see a map of the ground and surrounding areas click here

By Car & Parking
Leave the M6 at Junction 26 and follow the signs for Wigan town centre (this road meets the A49) then turn left into Robin Park and continue into Scot Lane. The ground is down Scot Lane on your right.

There is a large free car park at the stadium, behind the away end. As you may expect though, there is sometimes quite a delay in getting out of this car park after the game, especially of there has been a larger than normal crowd in attendance. I wouldnt park on the retail car park unless desperate cos they will slap a fine on you.

By Train
Wigan's central railway stations (Wigan North Western & Wallgate stations) are a good 20 minute walk from the ground. So either take a taxi, or break up the journey with a few pub stops on the way! On exiting from either station head under the railway bridge and keep to the right. Follow the road (A49), making sure you stick to the right for around 10 minutes. You should pass the Seven Stars Hotel and then pass under a second railway bridge. The Robin Park complex and the JJB Stadium should then be visible. Turn down Robin Park Road and you are there.



Thoughts:
Away fans are located in the North Stand at one end of the stadium. Up to 5,400 visiting supporters can be accommodated in this area. see the pic below from the away end. The JJB is a modern stadium with decent facilties, although it is yet to be seen if they can comfortably cope with larger crowds this season on a consistant basis. The ground is located in a traffic blackspot, and its a total nightmare to get to it on a Saturday given that its next to a huge retail park, one of the north wests largest superstores [24 hr Asda], and Robin Park sports complex. This coupled with the fact that its on the outskirts of the Town Centre means its a pain to get there, especially on Saturdays. Its even worse trying to get away, especially if youve parked in one of the huge car parks right next to the ground. Usual script with these modern grounds - all nice and tidy, loads of spaces nearby, but the road network is shite! Expect a long wait.



Pub guide and extras
There is a bar called Champions which is directly opposite the main entrance to the JJB stadium. There is also a pub called the Red Robin a couple of minutes from the ground opposite the Cinema Complex (which seems to be the main pub for away fans). Both bars welcome peaceful visiting supporters'. I'd swerve the Red Robin [wacky warehouse] as it gets proper rammed pre game as its the only real ale house in touching distance.

Maybe try 'The Orwell' at Wigan Pier before going to the stadium.  It is an award winning pub with a good selection of traditional ales and regular guest beers. The food is also good. The pub is situated on the canal side and a short walk from the pub along the canal will take you to the ground. It is also only 5 minutes walk from both the train stations'.  If you follow the A49 into Wigan from the motorway, you will pass the pub on your right.

Best bet is to get into the town centre, park there [or arrive on train from Liverpool] Bevvy in the numerous ale houses as you come out the train station. "Moon Under Water" and such likes on Market Street/Wallgate - you cant miss them all. Then its a 15-20 min walk to the ground, or £3 in a taxi.

Away Fans:
North Stand - Adults £35, Concessions £30

Matchday Programme - £2.50
Cockney Latic Fanzine - £1

Stadium Plan

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Disabled Facilities
« Last Edit: December 6, 2012, 02:09:36 AM by Frank. »

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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2006, 05:34:43 PM »
Loads of roads near the ground to park in for free. (Their car park at the ground looked like a nightmare to get out of, didn't even consider it.) We encountered a bit of post-match footie/shopping traffic but not bad, got away fairly easily.

The Red Robin was packed before the game as expected. Didn't eat there but loads did - had some 2 for 1 offers on. Decent enough and full of reds.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2006, 05:37:08 PM by Shanklygates »
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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2006, 04:54:50 PM »
Carpark was pretty simple for us, but we where right on the first row so we could just slip out

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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2006, 07:35:00 PM »
I Echo what Shankleygates said about the streets, we were late like so just threw it in a steet about 10 mins walk from the ground, easy peasy!

Oh thats 10 minutes TO the ground, getting back is a different story thanks to that fucking stupid little bridge that crosses the canal!!

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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2006, 12:48:04 PM »
If you want chips from a chippy.

Go before 5. They're shut after that, unless it's a kebab you fancy.

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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2006, 02:55:28 PM »
If you want chips from a chippy.

Go before 5. They're shut after that, unless it's a kebab you fancy.

Pies, however, are available all day, every day, from anywhere.
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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2006, 07:05:02 PM »
Pies, however, are available all day, every day, from anywhere.
except in the stadium.

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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #7 on: March 2, 2006, 11:04:45 AM »
The Orwell's a decent enough boozer (by Wigan Pier, on the way to the ground from town) to waste an hour or two.

And yeah, forget getting to a chippy after 5pm.

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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2006, 11:17:52 PM »
35 quid next year for band A games I've read.

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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2006, 11:25:13 PM »
I'm sure we will still be going though
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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2006, 12:18:33 PM »
I'm sure we will still be going though
I won't be paying that price I can assure you.

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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #11 on: September 1, 2006, 05:57:59 PM »
By Car & Parking
There is a large free car park at the stadium, behind the away end. As you may expect though, there is sometimes quite a delay in getting out of this car park after the game, especially of there has been a larger than normal crowd in attendance. I wouldnt park on the retail car park unless desperate cos they will slap a fine on you.
The car park is no longer free - signs up saying they are charging £4 per car.

And on the retail park, the parking tickets are being heavily enforced  :wanker
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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #12 on: September 5, 2006, 05:56:41 PM »
thinking of going to Wigan away this year.there's a flight back from Manc to Dublin at 21.30.
would i make it back to Manc Airport in time for the flight?
just want to make sure before booking anything
what do i give a fcuk for anyway,i was in Istanbul!

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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #13 on: September 5, 2006, 06:11:34 PM »
thinking of going to Wigan away this year.there's a flight back from Manc to Dublin at 21.30.
would i make it back to Manc Airport in time for the flight?
just want to make sure before booking anything
Unless you have to check in 3 and a half hours early I'd imagine you'd be ok.
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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #14 on: September 5, 2006, 07:08:34 PM »
Unless you have to check in 3 and a half hours early I'd imagine you'd be ok.

cheers PP
looks like i'll have a couple of hours drinking time to spare.
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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #15 on: September 5, 2006, 07:11:14 PM »
Easy, there's direct trains from Wigan Wallgate to Manchester airport every 7 minutes past each hours.
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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #16 on: September 6, 2006, 12:31:07 AM »
Can I get a bus from the Hindley area of Wigan to the stadium?

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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #17 on: September 6, 2006, 12:54:47 AM »
Would think there are frequent buses running from Hindley to Wigan Bus Station, which is only a 20 minutes walk from the ground.
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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #18 on: September 8, 2006, 02:31:53 PM »
Always nice to have a local to give advice, eh?

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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #19 on: September 8, 2006, 02:39:37 PM »
Easy, there's direct trains from Wigan Wallgate to Manchester airport every 7 minutes past each hours.
might be Wigan North Western but just across the road anyway.
Would think there are frequent buses running from Hindley to Wigan Bus Station, which is only a 20 minutes walk from the ground.
There is but leave plenty of time for traffic.........
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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #20 on: September 8, 2006, 02:46:02 PM »
Forgot to post this at the time, but this is the kind of view you'll get there :


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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #21 on: September 8, 2006, 02:46:14 PM »
Always nice to have a local to give advice, eh?

Wish I still was...

might be Wigan North Western but just across the road anyway.

Nope deffo Wallgate :wave.
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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #22 on: September 8, 2006, 07:46:27 PM »
Wish I still was...


 :'( Aah, you still fed up? You'll be a "local" again soon - and in spirit all the time - especially tomorrow!!  ;D

Forgot to post this at the time, but this is the kind of view you'll get there :

We were second to back row - very steep stand but makes for a great view even from there and you don't feel like you are miles back from the pitch.
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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #23 on: September 8, 2006, 07:48:46 PM »
Can I get a bus from the Hindley area of Wigan to the stadium?
you can get one to the centre then a ten min walk to ground but you can get a train to wigan from hindley aswel mate
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« Reply #24 on: September 8, 2006, 07:50:27 PM »
Would think there are frequent buses running from Hindley to Wigan Bus Station, which is only a 20 minutes walk from the ground.
which way are you walking mate? i work in wigan and its a ten min walk trust me
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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #25 on: September 9, 2006, 12:53:33 AM »
10 minutes if you walk down the post office and under the bridge, over the little bridge, 20 if you walk back to town and follow everyone down the main road past ASDA, which is advisable for someone who doesn't know his way  :wave.
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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #26 on: September 9, 2006, 04:02:13 PM »
you can get one to the centre then a ten min walk to ground but you can get a train to wigan from hindley aswel mate
I know but you can't bunk them. Tried it in June and failed...

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« Reply #27 on: September 9, 2006, 04:15:06 PM »
I know but you can't bunk them. Tried it in June and failed...
ive done it a few times what just get it when its busy and bobs your uncle youll be fine
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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2006, 08:07:44 PM »
i noticed on the telly last night that there were a lot of empty seats for their game against the Mancs.
what would be the chances of picking up a ticket outside the ground on Dec 1st?
i've no chance of getting one through LFC
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« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2006, 08:14:46 PM »
Loads of reds got tickets in the home end last year. Think a few might have had problems but most were ok as far as I remember. Think they bought them on-line. The thread was deleted in case Wigan found out they were reds - or Wigan fans.
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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2006, 08:17:19 PM »
i noticed on the telly last night that there were a lot of empty seats for their game against the Mancs.
what would be the chances of picking up a ticket outside the ground on Dec 1st?
i've no chance of getting one through LFC

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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2006, 08:22:38 PM »
cheers shankleygates.
i emailed the Wigan TO last week asking about getting a Ticket for the Lpool game and they said Tickets for this game will only go on sale around 6 weeks prior to the
game being played.
When tickets go on sale they will be to people on the data base who have
had tickets before.
after reading that i thought i was fooked but having seen the crowd yesterday and reading your post i reckon i might just get one
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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2006, 03:09:45 PM »
Empty seats to start off with. It soon filled up.

It might go to general this year maybe. 5,000 allocation and an increase in ticket prices.

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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2006, 03:14:36 PM »
i should be ok, im on their data base (got a few last season)  the gate on saturday for the mancs was only 20 000  thats 5000 empties, how much have the tickets gone up to?

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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #34 on: October 16, 2006, 03:25:14 PM »
£35, a tenner more than last year for no particular reason.
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« Reply #35 on: October 16, 2006, 03:31:14 PM »
Can't even sell out one of their big games. Mind Everton are advertising in the echo about tickets for their league cup game.
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« Reply #36 on: October 16, 2006, 04:25:38 PM »
With it being 3pm on a Saturday might help the attendance.
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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #37 on: October 16, 2006, 05:09:59 PM »
With it being 3pm on a Saturday might help the attendance.

Will this help in finding a pub after??

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« Reply #38 on: October 16, 2006, 10:24:50 PM »
Will this help in finding a pub after??
probably but id stear clear from king street mate,me and me mate got a load of abuse in the orange house after the game last year,id go to the railway near the station or the tavern in town near the shopping centre that was empty last year
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Re: Wigan Athletic
« Reply #39 on: October 16, 2006, 10:41:26 PM »
Remember seeing a few reds thrown out of the home end last season. Also heard of a bit of trouble around the pubs in Wigan after the game. Appart from that, I was pretty impressed with the atmosphere and it was a nice ground to visit. Bit busy outside the turnstyles just before kickoff, took me about 15 mins to get to the front of the "Queue".