The club was formed in 1930 and has been known as SC Wattens (1930–53), SV Wattens (1953–71), and WSG Wattens (1984–present). Its most successful period was in 1968-71, when it competed in the Austrian Bundesliga. Between 1971 and 1984 it merged with FC Wacker Innsbruck to form SSW Innsbruck (the merged team went on to win the Bundesliga five times and reached the quarter finals of the 1977-78 European Cup). In this period the club retained its identity with distinct youth teams. Since 1984, WSG Wattens has been represented in the Austrian Regional League West and the second tier First League.
WSG Wattens plays their home matches in Alpenstadion, Wattens. The stadium's capacity is 5500. The team’s average home attendance for the 2010-11 season was 289. The stadium is also occasionally used for international matches, such as a 2010 friendly between Saudi Arabia and Nigeria.