Big screen for vital last game

Wigan Athletic v West Ham United: Latics fans celebrate
Wigan Athletic v West Ham United: Latics fans celebrate
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NO ticket for the biggest match in years?

Wigan Athletic will be showing the crunch game with Stoke City on a big screen inside the DW Stadium this Sunday.

Fans who didn’t manage to pick up tickets for the game that will decide Wigan’s Premier League fate will be able to watch it in the supporters’ lounge in the south stand, which can hold up to 500 people.

It has been confirmed that the clash will be broadcasted on Sky Sports via the red button interactive service.

Doors will open at 2pm ahead of the 4pm kick off. Entry will be free and will work on a first-come-first-served basis.

At the game itself, the side will be cheered on by a sell-out away following after tickets sold out in less than three hours of going on sale.

They were all sold last Friday on a strictly one per season ticket holder, first come first served basis, and despite a consorted effort to obtain a further allocation since, no more tickets can be released.

Latics were initially offered two choices by the Potters last month with regards to the size of Wigan’s allocation.

They could either take 1,400 tickets on a sale or return basis or purchase an additional 1,400 – taking the toal to 2,800.

However, the club made the decision to take the lower option after analysing away followings throughout the year, which averaged 700.

Jonathan Jackson, Wigan Athletic Chief Executive, said: “It was impossible to predict the significance of the game at the time that we had to make a decision on tickets, and there was a strong possibility that nothing would be riding on the game, which would have had a major impact on demand for tickets.

“We sympathise greatly with supporters who will unfortunately miss out because since the decision was made, the significance of Sunday has obviously increased hugely.”