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JJB Stadium to be Re-named


Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has confirmed that the JJB Stadium will have a new name come the start of the 2009/10 football season due to the current contract with present stadium sponsors JJB expiring at the end of the season.

It was rumoured earlier this year that Korean firm Hyundai were to be the new stadium sponsors but that now looks unlikely though they are still believed to be in negotiations to be the club sponsors and have their logo on the team shirts next season.

So what will the stadium be known as from next season onwards?

Whelan himself is keen for the stadium to be known as the DW Stadium confirming that the name 'It's high on the agenda' when asked about it. Talk about megalomania!

How about a more fitting title, some wags call the place the Pie Dome and that isn`t a bad title and adds a bit of humour to the place or what about the Canalside Stadium, sounds romantic, doesn`t it?

Choosing the right name Whelan says is a must, so don`t go for the DW Stadium Dave, and it is something that will be stuck with the place for a while, heres what the big man had to say on the matter:

'From this next season the stadium will be re-named. This is not something that happens lightly and the new name has to be something that has close Wigan connections and something that lasts.

'Some names sound good and some jar. Take the stadium in Huddersfield which used to be the McAlpine - quite a strong and memorable name - and is now called the Galpharm or something.

'So we've got to be careful about what we pick. But there are big companies locally who could be in the running.'


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Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 18 2009

Time: 12:46PM

Your Comments

A quite like the sound of The Canalside Stadium
worbo
A quite like the sound of The Canalside Stadium
worbo
or the 'never full' stadium?
Stig
or the 'never full' stadium?
Stig
The Pierside Stadium? Casino Dome? Pie Ground? New Springfield Park? Robin Park Stadium? It could be a lot worse than DW Stadium though I guess...! Tampax Park etc.
avantsweater
The Pierside Stadium? Casino Dome? Pie Ground? New Springfield Park? Robin Park Stadium? It could be a lot worse than DW Stadium though I guess...! Tampax Park etc.
avantsweater
Canalside does sound good, but I fear the removal of the C. Maybe the Douglas Stadium, with the addition of Hurd and we're in trouble again. The Pier would do me if it wasn't a crockery shop.
yams
Canalside does sound good, but I fear the removal of the C. Maybe the Douglas Stadium, with the addition of Hurd and we're in trouble again. The Pier would do me if it wasn't a crockery shop.
yams
The new Springfield Park would be great and I quite like the sound of Robin Park Stadium. But please don't call it the DW Stadium ! Something with a pie connection would also be great....... Meat & potatoe Arena, the Steak & Kidney Stadium or how about Pork Pie Park ?
springfielder
The new Springfield Park would be great and I quite like the sound of Robin Park Stadium. But please don't call it the DW Stadium ! Something with a pie connection would also be great....... Meat & potatoe Arena, the Steak & Kidney Stadium or how about Pork Pie Park ?
springfielder
The Stadium of Legends
baskerville
The Stadium of Legends
baskerville
Robin Park is a rather nice name - if I remember rightly it's what the project name for the stadium was - I was always a bit disappointed with the JJB name.
lythamlatic
Robin Park is a rather nice name - if I remember rightly it's what the project name for the stadium was - I was always a bit disappointed with the JJB name.
lythamlatic
please don't call it DW Stadium, it does not sound nice at all. Canalside does not translate very well in Bulgarian so please don't name it that as well. Robin Park sounds a bit dull, Robin Hood sound much better. I just hope it is something cool.
LaticsHeart
please don't call it DW Stadium, it does not sound nice at all. Canalside does not translate very well in Bulgarian so please don't name it that as well. Robin Park sounds a bit dull, Robin Hood sound much better. I just hope it is something cool.
LaticsHeart
Whelan Park? i think New Springfield would be good! How about the Latics Arena, not just to get at the egg-chasers though, of course not.
WinnieLatic
Whelan Park? i think New Springfield would be good! How about the Latics Arena, not just to get at the egg-chasers though, of course not.
WinnieLatic
 

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