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Wigan Athletic


Current LeagueEngland » League 1
Current GroundDW Stadium
Previous GroundsSpringfield Park
Wigan Athletic Fans698
Average Number of Grounds Visited52.14
Formed1932
Websitewww.wiganlatics.co.uk
NicknameThe Latics
Facebookwiganathletic
Twitter@LaticsOfficial
Instagram@laticsofficial

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The turnaround in fortunes since Wigan left Springfield Park in 1999 has been nothing short of miraculous.

In the last years at their old ground, Wigan had been hovering between the 3rd and 4th divisions, finishing as low as 89th in the 1993/94 season.

The move to the JJB Stadium (as it was known then) saw the club climb through the leagues, establishing themselves as a Premier League team with finishes of 10th and 11th in the mid to late 2010s.

Wigan are often looked down upon for their small attendances, but for a town barely over 100,000 and with both Manchester and Merseyside clubs close by, it's easy to see why they don't always get as many fans as some other teams. However, the move to the new stadium (and impressive climb up the English footballing ladder) saw attendances rise by an incredible 315% - beating even Brighton to top spot on this list! The last 10 years at Springfield Park saw average crowds of just 2,980, including a low of 1,832 in 1994/95. Just 11 years later, the club averaged over 20,000 as it finished 10th in the Premier League.

Old stadium: Springfield Park (1897 - 1999, 102 years)
New stadium: DW Stadium (Opened 1999, £30m)

Old stadium average attendance: 2,980
New stadium average attendance: 12,410
Difference: +9,430 (+316%)

Old stadium average league position: 67
New stadium average league position: 30
Difference: -37

Average attendance

Springfield Park
1989/19902,758
1990/19912,889
1991/19922,851
1992/19932,851
1993/19941,897
1994/19951,832
1995/19962,856
1996/19973,899
1997/19983,968
1998/19994,250
DW Stadium
1999/20007,007
2000/20016,774
2001/20025,772
2002/20037,288
2003/20049,531
2004/200511,563
2005/200620,610
2006/200718,159
2007/200819,046
2008/200918,350

League position

Springfield Park
1989/199062
1990/199154
1991/199261
1992/199361
1993/199489
1994/199584
1995/199678
1996/199769
1997/199855
1998/199950
DW Stadium
1999/200048
2000/200150
2001/200254
2002/200345
2003/200427
2004/200522
2005/200610
2006/200717
2007/200814
2008/200911

See how Wigan Athletic compare to other teams with our full New Stadium Effect analysis of all the top teams in England and Wales who have moved to a new ground since the 1980s.


Saturday 3pm kick-off stats

How often do Wigan Athletic play at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon?

Overall Saturday 3pm stats

80%
of league matches kick-off at 3pm on a Saturday
(8/10)
100%
of league home matches
(5/5)
60%
of league away matches
(3/5)

Next and last Saturday 3pms

Next Saturday 3pm home match
14th Oct 2023
vs Peterborough United
14 days away
Last Saturday 3pm home match
0 day ago
30th Sep 2023 vs Portsmouth
Next Saturday 3pm away match
7th Oct 2023
vs Stevenage
7 days away
Last Saturday 3pm away match
7 days ago
23rd Sep 2023 vs Bristol Rovers

Kick-off days and times

Saturday 15:00
8/10 - 80%
Tuesday 19:45
1/10 - 10%
Saturday 12:30
1/10 - 10%

Fixture data gathered from multiple sources. Based on all matches played since the start of the 2022/2023 season.
See how Wigan Athletic compare to other teams with our full Saturday 3pm analysis of all the top teams in England and Scotland.


Upcoming Wigan Athletic fixtures

Tue 10th October 2023   19:00   EFL Trophy at DW Stadium
Sat 21st October 2023   15:00   Sky Bet League One at St James Park
Tue 24th October 2023   19:45   Sky Bet League One at DW Stadium
Sat 28th October 2023   15:00   Sky Bet League One at DW Stadium
Tue 31st October 2023   19:45   Sky Bet League One at DW Stadium
Sat 11th November 2023   15:00   Sky Bet League One at Whaddon Road
Tue 14th November 2023   19:00   EFL Trophy at Prenton Park
Sat 18th November 2023   15:00   Sky Bet League One at DW Stadium
Tue 28th November 2023   19:45   Sky Bet League One at DW Stadium
Sat 9th December 2023   15:00   Sky Bet League One at DW Stadium
Sat 16th December 2023   15:00   Sky Bet League One at Vale Park
Tue 26th December 2023   15:00   Sky Bet League One at DW Stadium
Fri 29th December 2023   19:00   Sky Bet League One at DW Stadium
Mon 1st January 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League One at Oakwell
Sat 6th January 2024   12:30   Sky Bet League One at DW Stadium
Sat 13th January 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League One at Sixfields
Sat 20th January 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League One at DW Stadium
Sat 27th January 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League One at DW Stadium
Sat 10th February 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League One at DW Stadium
Sat 17th February 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League One at The New Meadow
Sat 24th February 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League One at DW Stadium
Sat 9th March 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League One at DW Stadium
Sat 16th March 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League One at DW Stadium
Fri 29th March 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League One at DW Stadium
Sat 6th April 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League One at DW Stadium
Sat 13th April 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League One at Sincil Bank
Sat 20th April 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League One at Fratton Park
Sat 27th April 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League One at DW Stadium

Fixture data compiled from multiple sources, please check before travelling.


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