Wigan arena could become ‘world class’ under Warriors

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A state-of-the-art multi-sports pitch in Wigan installed only three years ago could receive further investment. Zaun upgraded it under plans proposed by its legendary rugby league side.

Wigan Warriors have entered negotiations with Wigan Council to look at the feasibility of moving the club’s Central Park operations to Robin Park Arena, in the shadow of Wigan Athletic FC’s DW Stadium.

It inspires Healthy Lifestyles, which currently runs Robin Park Arena and its associated leisure centre. Therefore, part of the discussions with community groups to improve the health and wellbeing of the borough’s residents.

The plans would see the Warriors turn the arena into a world-class sports and community leisure facility. Take on its lease, saving the council £241,000 a year in subsidy and maintenance costs.

The council invested £318,000 in a state-of-the-art pitch at the arena only three years ago.

The all-weather 3G FIFA 2-star pitch, which also meets the International Rugby Board’s standard, is surrounded by 5m high Zaun Limited Duo8 Super Rebound to aid ball retention.

The twin horizontal wire panels are highly durable, low maintenance, ‘graffiti proof, and offer excellent rebound properties similar to a wall. Ten gates, therefore, provide access at all points of the pitch.

Dawn Fencing of Leigh installed the fencing.

At the time, Wigan Councillor Paul Kenny, cabinet member for resources, said: “I am pleased that we have been able to invest in this valuable resource for the benefit of the community. We are asking people to be more active and healthy. We must provide quality facilities to encourage them to do so.”

Therefore, are you looking for sports fencing similar to a robin park leisure centre and arena? Contact Zaun today!

About Zaun

Zaun is the only in-house British Manufacturer of Woven and Welded Mesh Fencing Systems. For 27 years, they have been the trusted manufacturing partner for sports and physical perimeter security. With a wide range of fencing, gate, and HVM solutions they can offer Protection Through Innovation for your next project.

Located in the West Midlands, they are a privately owned company first formed in 1996 and continuing to promote British manufacturing on the world stage. A proud member of Made in Britain and Made in the West Midlands, Zaun has worked on numerous projects around the world from Border Security and Airports, to Sports and Critical National Infrastructure.

The continued investment in their manufacturing processes and systems has enabled the latest in problem-solving and innovation. At the same time, an approach to ‘The Right People in the Right Places’ puts the customer experience at the heart of their business.

The quality of their wide range of systems is assured through ISO 9001 and third-party certification for high-security and HVM solutions including LPS 1175, Secured by Design, Approved for UK Government Use (NPSA), and PAS 68.

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