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📝 Match Preview: Wigan Athletic (A)

All you need to know!

9 February 2024

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Wigan Athletic (A)

All you need to know!

9 February 2024

Exeter City hit the road on Saturday, to take on Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium in a 3pm kick-off.

The match will be City's first trip to the DW Stadium, which was built in 1999, the last time City faced Wigan away was in October 1996 where the Grecians fell to a 2-0 defeat.

Gary Caldwell's Thoughts

Exeter City manager Gary Caldwell will be returning to face a side he both played for and managed, here is what he had to say:

Caldwell lifted the FA Cup with the Latics in 2013, during a five-year spell at the DW Stadium, and Saturday will be the first time the Scot has returned to his former club as a manager.

"It'll be good experience. It's a club I spent a long time at," Gary said.

"I still know a lot of people there, the manager, the assistant, the staff, but at the end of the day you're going there to win a game of football and come 3pm we are competing and doing everything we can to win the game.

"It'll be nice to go back, I had some great times there and hold a lot of memories there. I spoke to Graham [Barrow, Wigan asst. manager] last night and that was the cut-off, we agreed we wouldn't speak again until after the game over a beer.

"It'll be nice for my family as well, they will all be there. Let's hope it's a nice day, but also a good day by winning the game."

Hear from Gary ⬇️

Match Tickets

We have been initally allocated 362 tickets in the North Stand at the DW Stadium.

  • Adult: £20
  • Senior (65+): £15
  • Young Person (18-21): £15
  • Under-18: £10
  • Under-12: £5
  • Disabled: £20 (relevant concession price applies, carer free)

How to Buy

Tickets are available via your online ticketing account or in the club shop.

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The Kit

We're back in our black, Trust sponsored kit for the trip to Wigan.

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Away Day Guide

Please click here to view our dedicated away day guide and plan your trip to the DW Stadium.

The Stadium 

  • Name: DW Stadium
  • Opened: 1999
  • Capacity: 25, 138
  • Address:15 Loire Dr, Robin Park Rd, Wigan WN5 0UH

The DW Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Robin Park in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. It is used by Wigan Athletic football club and Wigan Warriors rugby league club. The stadium is owned by The Wigan Football Company.

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How to get there

By Car

You can plan your journey to Wigan by heading over to Google Maps and typing in 15 Loire Dr, Robin Park Rd, Wigan WN5 0UH.

The journey from Exeter takes around four hours and 15 minutes.

By Train

Wigan is served by two railway stations (almost opposite each other on Wallgate in Wigan), Wigan Northern Western and Wigan Wallgate.

Wigan North Western is on the West coast main line with links to Liverpool while Wigan Wallgate is used for regional services to Manchester, Southport and Liverpool (via Kirkby).

Taxis are available from outside Wigan North Western station which approximate 1.4 miles away from the DW Stadium. A taxi to the DW Stadium should cost approximately £5 from Wigan North Western station.

Grecian Travel

Grecian Travel, completely run by the Supporters' Club, and not for profit, will be available for City's trip to Wigan.

  • The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 7am for a fare of £40.

Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road park and ride (by Miller and Carter Steakhouse), junction 28 (Cullompton services), junction 27 (Tiverton), junction 25 (Taunton). All other pick-ups by prior arrangement.

Currently Grecian Travel can only be booked directly.

For more information or to book please contact Simon Carnall on email at: simoncarnall77@gmail.com.

East Devon Travel

East Devon Travel, completely run by the East Devon Grecians and not for profit, will be available for City's trip to Wigan.

  • The coach will depart from Honiton at 6:15am for a fare of £35.

Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road Park and Ride at 6:45am Cullompton, Tiverton and Taunton pick up on request!

For more information or to book please contact Di Lee on email at: dilee42@btinternet.com or by calling 07753313153.

How to Follow

If you can't join us at Wigan, you can follow all the action on iFollow. Listen LIVE in the UK for £2.50 and watch live overseas for just £10! Click here to grab a pass.

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We will also be proving live coverage on our Twitter and Facebook pages and will have reaction from Gary Caldwell and a player after the match!

Exeter City on social media

Previous Encounter

Exeter City 0 Wigan Athletic 2 (4/11/23) Emirates FA Cup First Round

It was Groundhog Day for Exeter City as once again they were beaten 2-0 by Wigan Athletic, despite plenty of chances in the FA Cup First Round.


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