Luton Town Football Club - Kenilworth Road Stadium, Luton

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Kenilworth Road is a football stadium in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. It has been home to Luton Town Football Club since 1905 when they left Dunstable Road. The ground has also hosted women's and youth international matches.The 10,356 all-seater stadium is situated in Bury Park, one mile (1.6 km) west of the centre of Luton. It is named after the road which runs along one end of it, but the official address is 1 Maple Road. Kenilworth Road hosted football in the Southern League until 1920, then in the Football League until 2009, when Luton were relegated to the Conference Premier. It has hosted Football League matches once more since 2014.The ground is known for the artificial playing surface which was present from 1985 to 1991, the unusual entrance to the Oak Road End, and the five-season ban on away supporters that Luton Town imposed following a riot by visiting fans in 1985. Floodlights were fitted in 1953, and the ground became all-seated in 1986. The record attendance of 30,069 was set in 1959, in an FA Cup sixth round replay against Blackpool.HistoryLuton Town moved to Kenilworth Road in 1905, leaving their previous home at Dunstable Road after their landlord sold the site for housing at short notice. The club's directors quickly procured a new site, and the club's first match at the new ground came on 4 September 1905—a 0–0 draw against Plymouth Argyle. Watford player C. Barnes scored the first ever goal at the stadium, in a reserve match. Originally known as Ivy Road, the new ground brought success with it—in their last season at Dunstable Road, Luton had finished second from bottom, but in the first at Kenilworth Road, Luton finished fourth in the Southern League.
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  • August 2, 2017
    Good old style football stadium. We went to see Wednesday night friendly match. Entrance between houses and walking up through back gardens of houses is an experience to savour. Reasonable facility fo...  more »
  • May 19, 2017
    Went to see the second leg of the playoffs against Blackpool. Great stadium - very intimate and as one fans. The singing is fantastic and the fan's commitment to the game was awe inspiring. Next seaso...  more »
  • March 4, 2017
    A local football ground which has served us faithfully for many, many years. A smallish stadium but has a lovely friendly atmosphere, good shelter and private boxes. Car parking is a major problem but...  more »
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  • Love this club. Always feels electric and value for money
  • The local football club great atmosphere and family friendly.
  • Great club, terrible ground and facilities. It has taken years with new stadium to be built. The food at Luton is a disgrace, no change in 50 yrs. The toile The toilets, what toilets? are ancient and filthy. Surely the club can improve basic facilities, and sell real football food such as bacon sanies, decent sausages, tea, coffee etc I was a season ticket holder for 10 years, but did not renew when they went out of the league, however I do still go from time to time, not easy from N Suffolk. Will be thee on Boxing Day. Come on you Hatters.
  • Great atmosphere btw great own goals too 😌
  • Old fashioned ground with real atmosphere. The antidote to sterile modern football!

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