Kenilworth Road – Luton Town Stadium
Address: 1 Maple Rd E, Luton LU4 8AW Tel: 01582 411622
Kenilworth Road Stats
|Kenilworth Road Stadium
|Luton Town Football Club Limited
|30,069 (vs Blackpool, FA Cup sixth round replay, 1959)
|Luton Town at Kenilworth Road
|The Hatters, The Town, The Luton Blues
|Hatty the Hatter, a cartoon hatter
|Watford, Coventry City, Derby County, Brentford
|Gordon Turner (276 goals)
|Bob Morton (562 appearances)
|Luton Town Football Club Limited
Kenilworth Road Seating Plan
Total capacity of 10,073 shared across the following stands:
Kenilworth Road Stand: 3,738 capacity and the oldest stand in the ground, all seater behind the goal.
Main Stand: 4,277 capacity, contains the dressing rooms, offices and TV gantry.
David Preece Stand: 711 capacity family area opened in 1991 named after the former player.
Oak Road End: 1,500 capacity behind the North end goal, where away fans are placed.
Executive Boxes: total capacity of 209 across 25 boxes.
Luton Town Ticket Prices & Where to Buy
As with many top flight clubs, the best way to guarantee tickets is to become a member. Adult memberships are £50 and U17s are £10. However, you can buy tickets from the ticket office between 10am -5pm in person, or 10am to 3pm on the phone – 01582 416976.
Luton Town Ticket Prices
Getting to Kenilworth Road
By Train: Nearest station is Luton Station which is on the Midland line and is operated by Thameslink. The stadium is a 15 minute walk. Alternatively you can take a bus from outside the train station by getting on the ‘Luton to Dunstable busway’ which will take you to right outside the ground.
By Car: There are special matchday rates at Power Court car park (LU1 3LJ). Parking here for mid-week fixtures are free providing an appropriate permit is being displayed. Weekend fixtures (inc. Fridays) cost £1.40 with a permit. Permits can be applied for here.
Other car parks in Luton are:
Telford Way – LU1 1HT – 5 mins from stadium
Library Road – LU1 – 10 mins from stadium
Luton Station – LU2 0NT – 12 mins from stadium
Bute Street – LU1 2WN – 15 mins from stadium
John Street – LU1 2JE – 15 mins from stadium
By Bus: Season ticket holders can travel for child prices on Arriva buses on match day. The Luton – Dunstable Busway from outside Luton Train station will take supporters to right outside the ground.
Hotels Near Kenilworth Road
There are over a dozen options within walking distance of the stadium in the centre of Luton to suit varying budgets. The closest to the stadium is the OYO Hotel:
OYO Hotel: 246 Dunstable Rd, Luton LU4 8JL TEL: 0208 089 8579
Kenwilworth Road Stadium Facilities
Kenilworth Road Stadium History
Kenilworth Road (The Kenny) has been home to Luton Town FC since 1905 and it has enjoyed many alterations and renovations in it’s time. It is now facing possibly the most significant updates as the ground is brought up to Premier League standards.
The original main stand burnt down in 1921 and was replaced by the current stand that is there today. This new stand contained a seated upper tier and a lower standing tier.
In 1936 a record attendance was set against Coventry City and the stadium, already showing it’s age, was set to be renovated. The Kenilworth End was extended, Oak Road End had a roof added whilst the Main Stand received various upgrades.
Floodlights were installed in 1953 and used for the first time in a game against Fenerbahçe on 7th October 1953. Shortly afterwards the Oak Road terrace was extended further in 1955 and Luton Town were promoted to the First Division and attendances were regularly around 21,000.
Over the next 20 years various other sites were flirted with as potential locations for a new stadium however a string of rejections meant attention needed to be turned back to Kenilworth Road which had now not seen any meaningful improvements for almost 20 years.
In 1973 seats were added for the first time since 1922.
1985 saw the commencement of a £1m refurbishment that included an artificial playing surface as well as making the ground an all seater. The Bobbers Stand, as it was then known, had all it’s seats completely removed and was filled with Executive Boxes. Lastly a roof was added to the Kenilworth Road Stand.
The David Preece Stand was erected in 1991 with the final conversions completed in 2005 which brought the stadium to a capacity of 10,356.
As of May 2023, the club confirmed that ‘very good progress’ was being made on a new stadium at Power Court, complete with mock ups of a potential stadium. The stadium would be at the centre of a regeneration project of a 20 acre site close to the Town’s railway station and preparation works are underway.