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SUPPORTERS URGED TO ARRIVE PROMPTLY FOR LEEDS UNITED CLASH

3 November 2018

Supporters of Wigan Athletic and Leeds United are urged to arrive early for Sunday’s 1:30pm kick-off at the DW Stadium as we pay our respects to Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and those who lost their lives at Leicester City last weekend, as well as those who have lost their lives serving our country ahead of Remembrance Weekend.

  • Wigan Athletic and Leeds United supporters urged to arrive promptly for Sunday’s 1:30pm kick-off at the DW Stadium
  • Wigan Athletic and Leeds United will pay respects to those who lost their lives in Leicester last weekend and remember those who have given their lives serving the country, ahead of the Armistice Centenary and Remembrance Weekend
  • Cash turnstiles will not be available for Sunday’s match, but supporters can purchase tickets pre-match from the Wigan Athletic Ticket Office, which is open from 9am or purchase online by [clicking here] and then collect at the DW tomorrow

For many reasons, Sunday will be a hugely emotional day at the DW Stadium.

Whilst for many of us, this will be a day of celebration of the memories we have created during the 23 years of Whelan family ownership, we must also stress the importance of paying our respects to the friends and families of those who sadly lost their lives at Leicester City Football Club last weekend.

The match also marks our final home fixture before Remembrance Weekend and, as such, we will pay our respects to those who have given their lives for us, serving our country. This year, it will be one hundred years since the end of the First World War.

As such, we urge all supporters to arrive at the DW Stadium promptly so we can pay our respects with a minute’s silence before kick-off.

Today we all remain connected to World War One, either through our own family history, the heritage of our local community or because of its long-term impact on society in which we live today.

One century on, the EFL, Premier League, FA and the PFA have joined forces under the collective banner of ‘Football Remembers’ to mark the end of the First World War Centenary and in Remembrance of all those who have served in conflicts since.

At Wigan Athletic, we join clubs across the nation to pay tribute to all those connected to our clubs, towns and cities who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Please will you join us in observing a minute’s silence in their memory.

We will remember them.

Whelan Family 23


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