Latics host Gillingham tonight at the DW Stadium.
- Latics v Gillingham at the DW Stadium tonight.
- 7.45pm kick off for first home game of 2016.
- Cash turnstiles open with adult tickets just £15.
Wigan Athletic v Gillingham
Thursday 7 January 2016, kick off 7.45pm
at the DW Stadium
It's match day at the DW Stadium, and the first here in 2016 as we welcome second place Gillingham in Sky Bet League One this evening for a 7.45pm kick off.
The best way to be part of the action this year is live at the DW itself, with match tickets available on the day, as well as cash turnstiles open on the East and South Stands. Half season cards are also on sale until kick off, providing the best value way to watch the remaining 12 home games of the campaign. - Buy now on wiganathletic.com/tickets
One of the added benefits for season card holders during the course of the 2015-16 Season is the option to upgrade junior season cards to adult tickets up to five times per season, which could be particularly helpful for evening matches, such as these two upcoming fixtures:
If you wish to upgrade a junior season card, you will need to do so in advance of tonight's game, to allow the ticket office staff time to cancel the season card for that particular fixture, and print a paper match ticket for your use. The paper ticket can then be collected from the ticket office, or posted out if requested in good time ahead of the fixture.
The season card will be reactivated after the fixture for future use, and the ticket office will log the number of times that supporters take advantage of the junior upgrade.
Please note that the offer may not be claimed retrospectively for fixtures which have already been missed.
Please contact the DW Stadium ticket office on 0871 66 33 552, or email email@example.com with any queries in relation to this opportunity.
MINUTE'S APPLAUSE FOR STEVE GOHOURI
A minute’s applause will be held prior to the televised Sky Bet League One match versus Gillingham at the DW Stadium, tomorrow evening, Thursday January 7.
The body of Latics’ former Ivory Coast international defender was found by German police at the weekend and the news of the 34 year old’s death has shocked everyone at the club.
Chairman David Sharpe says:
“Steve was part of the Wigan Athletic family and we were all really affected by the news of his death.
“We feel it’s the right thing to do to honour him in this way, he was a player with us so recently and was well loved at the club.
“Hopefully, this gesture will give our supporters the chance to say a proper goodbye to Steve. We thought about a minute’s silence but Steve was such a colourful, happy-go-lucky character that we feel a minute’s applause is more fitting.”
EA SPORTS DUGOUT
There's plenty to do ahead of tonight's match, with the EA Sports Dugout open from 3.45pm outside the South-East corner of the stadium, allowing you to try out FIFA16 in the state of the art exhibition trailer.
[Click here] to find out more, and to see how you could be in with the chance of winning a free copy of FIFA16.
MATCH DAY PROGRAMME
Be sure to pick up your official matchday programme ahead of tonight’s game as we play tribute to former Latics defender Steve Gohouri along with some of his former teammates who have sent their tributes to the former Ivory Coast international.
Andy Kellett also features, discussing his first few months with the club and how he has adapted to a new role in Gary Caldwell’s team, his brief stay with Manchester United and how he had little doubt in choosing the DW Stadium as his next club after coming through the ranks at Bolton Wanderers.
[Click here] to read more about what's inside.
Learn more about our opponents Gillingham by [clicking here] to read our big match preview, as we take a look at their season so far, the latest team news and a classic encounter from 1999 at Springfield Park.
The gaffer looks ahead to tonight's match, as he discusses Gillingham, Latics' away form, aims at home, and the latest team news. [Click here] to read his thoughts.