Useful information for Latics supporters heading to Ipswich Town.
- Latics supporters are heading to Ipswich Town in the Sky Bet Championship.
- Tickets on sale until 10.00am on Friday 14 December - pay on the day facility available.
- Match day guide for Latics supporters travelling to Portman Road.
IPSWICH TOWN v WIGAN ATHLETIC
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER 2018
Latics supporters will be making their way to Ipswich Town on Saturday as Paul Cook's men travel to Portman Road in the Sky Bet Championship.
For those who haven't travelled to Ipswich before or who would like more information on the match day experience, Wigan Athletic Supporter Liaison Officers Jason Taylor and Ian Wadsworth have sourced the following information.
TICKET DETAILS - PAY ON THE DAY AVAILABLE
HOW TO BUY
Phone – 01942 311111
In Person – DW Stadium Ticket Office Opening Hours until 10.00am on Friday 14 December or via cash turnstiles on the day of the game at Portman Road. - No price increase.
INFORMATION FOR DISABLED SUPPORTERS
Please visit itfc.co.uk for Ipswich's information for disabled supporters visiting Portman Road.
Postcode: IP1 2DA
Coaches will depart from the DW Stadium at 8.00am on Saturday morning, with an approximate journey time of five hours and 15 minutes.
Parking is available around the perimeter of the DW Stadium accessed via Stadium Way.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01942 829988.
Note: The long-term roadworks on the A14 (several miles either side of Cambridge) are resulting in evening and weekend road closures. These are not normally announced until just a day or two in advance. We recommend that you keep an eye on @A14C2H on Twitter – any closures are announced here, and are most likely to impact your return journey.
From Wigan, there are two main road options. The first is M6 / A14, which is reasonably direct, but is subject to many miles of long-term roadworks and speed restrictions. The other route takes you down the M61, then M62 to the A1, then down to the A14 at Huntingdon. Whichever way you go, it is likely to take well over four hours, and you should allow at least another hour for traffic. We usually go the A1 / M62 route when visiting the North-West.
As noted above there are also major long-term roadworks on the A14 for several miles either side of Cambridge, with a 40mph limit policed by cameras.
Sat Navs vary in their recommended route into town, but whichever way you go, it shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes from the A14 /A12 junction to the ground.
For those without Sat Nav, once you reach the junction of the A14 and A12, just south of Ipswich, take the A1214 (London Road) for a couple of miles into town. As you approach the town centre area, there’s a Sainsbury’s supermarket on the left – at this point, go straight on past Sainsbury’s and then almost immediately right onto West End road.
Take the first left (after about half a mile) onto Sir Alf Ramsey Way and you’ve arrived.
Note that the roads immediately behind the Cobbold and Sir Bobby Robson stands are closed about 90 minutes before the game, so to access the NCP car park on Portman Road you will need to continue on London Road, straight on to Handford Road and then turn right at a set of traffic lights onto Portman Road (if you miss the turning, just do a U-turn at the roundabout with Civic Drive, turning back onto Handford Road, then taking the first left into Portman Road).
There is no official stadium car park, but there is parking all around the ground.
The closest is a large NCP on Portman Road (right by the away end), which usually has spaces up to at least 14:15. There’s also a large car park on West End Road (5 minutes’ walk away) and at the railway station (less than 10 minutes).
The town centre is less than 10 minutes’ walk, and has numerous car parks, as you’d expect. Being a town centre ground, most streets are controlled (residents only) parking, so free on-road parking tends to be at least a 20-minute walk away.
As usual, the car parks nearest the ground are a bit slow to clear after the game – for a quicker exit, use the railway station car park (it’s controlled by cameras, and the pay stations are by the entrance to the station), and exit left onto Burrell Road / Ranelagh Road (B1075), then (after about a mile) left onto the A1214.
Five car parking spaces are available for visiting disabled supporters. Spaces can be booked by contacting Ipswich Town's Disability Liaison Officer, Lee Smith, on 01473 400556.
Away coaches usually park in the West End Road car park, 5 minutes’ walk from the ground. The Station Hotel (away fans pub – see below) is just a couple of minutes away – go towards the bridge over the river, at the east end of the car park, turn right and you’ll find the pub the other side of the river, right opposite the railway station.
TRAVEL BY RAIL
For those travelling by train, Ipswich station is only 5 to 10 minutes’ walk from the ground.
It takes around 4 hours from Wigan North Western, changing at London Euston and then taking the tube from Euston Square to Liverpool Street where you get the train to Ipswich. Euston Square is a short walk from London Euston. The Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line and Circle Line from Euston Square all stop at Liverpool Street. You can also get the tube from London Euston by taking the Victoria Line or Northern Line to Kings Cross where you can change to the Hammersmith & City Line or Metropolitan Line or Circle Line.
After the game there are regular trains from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street which will connect with trains to Wigan from London Euston. Note that if you put Ipswich to Wigan in any online journey planner it may not give all train times from Ipswich as it works out the computer’s idea of which trains connect on to Wigan. The timetabled return journey is around 4 and a half hours to 4 hours 45 minutes.
There are ticket checks on all mainline trains and ticket barriers at Ipswich.
Whatever your travel plans, it’s worth checking greateranglia.co.uk for updated times and any late changes. There are ticket checks on all mainline trains and ticket barriers at Ipswich.
OFFICIAL AWAY PUB
The Station Hotel (formerly the Riverside Hotel) is opposite the station, and is the official away pub. It is roomy, has a garden and TV screens, and three beers on handpump from the Greene King stable.
Most pubs immediately around the ground are for home fans only, and few pubs around the town, if any, will welcome groups of away fans, especially wearing away team colours. As always, couples, families and older people will find it a bit easier to slip into a town centre pub for a quiet beer or two. Note that, on a match-by-match basis, police may designate other pubs in the town centre as home fans only. This is more likely nowadays as there have been a number of pub closures in the immediate area around the stadium.
There is a FanZone marquee and entertainment zone at the stadium, but this is strictly open to home fans only. There are ticket checks at the door.
For more information, including food and drink prices, [click here].
WIGAN ATHLETIC SUPPORTERS ARE REMINDED THAT IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO ENCROACH ON THE PITCH AND/OR TO USE PYROTECHNIC DEVICES AT MATCHES.
CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS AND BANNING ORDERS COULD RESULT IF ANYONE BREAKS THE LAW IN THIS WAY.
PLEASE RESPECT THE LAW AND THE GOOD NAME OF WIGAN ATHLETIC.