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Luton Town FC
Kenilworth Road

Capacity: 10,226 (all seated)
Address: 1 Maple Road, Luton, LU4 8AW
Main Telephone No: 01582 411 622
Fax No: 01582 405 070
Ticket Office: 01582 416 976
Pitch Size: 110 x 72 yards
Team Nickname: The Hatters
Year Ground Opened: 1905
Home Kit Colours: Orange and White
Away Kit Colours: Orange and Navy Blue Stripes
3rd Kit Colours: White with Orange and Navy Trim
Kit Manufacturers: Fila
Official Web Site:
www.lutontown.co.uk
Unofficial Web Sites:
Hatters News
Supporters Trust

Unofficial Hatters (Footy Mad)
Luton Outlaws Message Board

Lutonfc.com

Luton Map

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Contents
What's Kenilworth Road Like?
Future Developments

Main Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Away Supporters?
Kenilworth Road End (photo)
Where To Drink?
Executive Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

Oak Stand
(photo)
By Train
Oak and Executive Stands
(photo)
Admission Prices
Fixtures 2014-2015
Local Rivals
Programme

Ground Layout
Disabled Facilities
Record & Average Attendance

Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
Kenilworth Road Location Map


 

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What's Kenilworth Road Like?
The club have been talking about moving to a new stadium for sometime now and hence investment in Kenilworth Road in recent years has been neglected. One side of the ground and one end are small and covered. A Luton fan once told me that the council would not let the club build any higher than the surrounding houses. The small end, The Oak Stand, is given to away supporters (although depending on numbers it is sometimes shared with home fans) and this has a simple electric scoreboard on its roof. The other end is a large covered all seated stand, which was originally a terrace. The small side of the ground (called the Bobbers Stand as entrance once cost a Bob!) is predominantly filled with a row of executive boxes and is so small that you can clearly see the houses behind it. Netting has been suspended between the floodlight pylons on its roof to reduce the number of footballs being kicked out of the ground.

The other side, the Main Stand, is an older two tiered covered stand. This stand is mostly wooden  and is really beginning to show its age, which is not surprising at the central part of the stand dates back to 1922. This Main Stand only runs around two thirds of the length of the pitch with another more recent structure 'bolted' onto one end. This area is known as the 'David Preece Stand' (after a former player) was opened in 1991 and is used a family area. An odd feature are the location of the dugouts which are opposite the players tunnel, resulting in quite a procession across the pitch. Also you will notice that rather than having floodlight pylons at each corner of the ground, as most older grounds have, they are instead featured along each side of the ground. This is a legacy of simply when floodlights were first installed at Kenilworth Road in the 1950's, there was no room in the corners of the ground to incorporate floodlight pylons and hence they had to be installed along the sides.

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Future Developments
The Club have for many years expressed their desire to leave Kenilworth Road and move to a new stadium. Currently a feasibility study is being undertaken to look at possible locations for such a new ground.

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Main Stand


Main Stand

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What Is It Like For Away Supporters?
Away fans are housed on one side of the Oak Road Stand (on the Executive Stand side) at one end of the ground. The entrance to the Oak Stand must be one of the most unusual in the country. After going down a rather small alleyway at the side of the stadium (or down the cordoned off Oak Road), the impression is of queuing to go into someone's house and then through their back garden and into the stand! Just over 1,500 supporters can be accommodated in this stand, however as this stand is now shared with home fans, visiting supporters are allocated around half this number of tickets. Still the acoustics of this stand are very good and with Luton fans in close proximity this makes for a good atmosphere. On the downside, there always seems to be a large Police presence, which seems unnecessary for the majority of games, although the Club stewards themselves seemed pretty relaxed. Also there are a number of supporting pillars in this stand, which may hinder your view. The leg room is tight (although I noted that away fans stood throughout on my last visit) and the toilets are small and have seen better days. The refreshments are not bad though, or rather limited, with a selection of Pukka pies (2.80) as well as Rollover Hot Dogs (2.90).

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Kenilworth Road End


Kenilworth Road End

Where To Drink?
John Pyper informs me; 'The Luton Bobbers Club at the ground will admit a small contingent of away fans at the digression of the committee stewards at a cost of 50p (signing in fee). The entrance to the club is located between the turnstiles for away supporters in Oak Road'.

With the closure of the Bedfordshire Yeoman pub, there is not a great deal of choice of drinking outlets for away fans near to the ground. Mick O'Sullivan adds; 'A good place to drink is the Beech Hill Conservative Club on Leagrave Road, which welcomes both home and away supporters. To find the club, then with the away entrance in front of you turn left and walk down to the bottom of Oak Road. Proceed through the small arcade of shops opposite and you will see the sign for the club between two shops. It has a large car park (cost 3) and offers reasonably priced beer. You will be charged 50p to go in, but you make it up on the cheaper than pub beer'. Please note that alcohol is not served to away supporters within the ground.

Whilst in the town centre on the Bedford Road, only a few minutes walk away from the train station is the English Rose. This CAMRA Good Beer Guide listed pub has received good reports from visiting fans who have drank there. There is also a Wetherspoons pub called the London Hatter on Park Street, which is also in the Good Beer Guide.

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Executive Stand


Executive Stand

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Leave the M1 at Junction 11 and take the A505 towards Luton. Go through one set of traffic lights and at the 1st roundabout, turn right into Chaul End Lane. At the next roundabout turn left into Hatters Way, whilst continuing down Hatters Way the ground will be seen on your left, although it is not accessible from this road. At the end of Hatters Way turn left and start looking for street parking from here on (the ground will now be on your left).

Please note that there is a residents only parking scheme in operation near to the ground, so you will have to travel a little further away to find street parking.


Map showing the location of the Kenilworth Road Football Ground
(at the bottom of this page).

Post Code for Sat-Nav:
LU4 8AW

Thanks to Roger Butler for providing the directions.

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Oak Stand

Oak Stand

By Train
Luton railway station is a good 15 minutes walk away from the ground. Turn right out of the railway station and proceed along Station Road. Go straight across at the traffic lights into Mill Street. On reaching a junction where the road bends to the right, turn left at this junction into New Bedford Road. Then turn right into Collingdon Street. At the end of Collingdon Street you will reach a dual carriageway. Turn left alongside the road and follow the pedestrian walkway and then bear right to go along the footbridge over the busy road. As footbridge passes over the roundabout it splits into two. Bear right and this will lead you down into Dunstable Road. Continue straight along Dunstable Road and then take the 5th left hand turn into Oak Road for the visitors turnstiles.

Thanks to Colin Bowles for providing the directions above.

Remember if travelling by train then you can save on the cost of fares by booking in advance. Visit the the trainline website to see how much you can normally save. Click on the trainline logo below:

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Oak and Executive Stands

Admission Prices

All areas of the stadium*:
Adults 18
Over 65's/Under 22's 13
Over 75's 10
Under 16's 8
Under 10's 5

* In the Main Stand Enclosure & Block G, which is comprised of uncovered seating Adult tickets are 15, whilst other ticket prices remain the same.

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Fixtures 2014-2015
Luton Town FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Local Rivals
Watford & Stevenage.

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Programme
Official Programme: 3.50 (away fans purchase them from inside the ground, from sellers on the pitch perimeter). 

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Ground Layout


Ground Layout

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Disabled Facilities
For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field website.

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Record & Average Attendance
30,069 v Blackpool,
FA Cup 6th Round Replay, March 4th, 1959.

Modern All Seated Attendance Record*:
10,260 v Leeds United
Championship League, October 21st, 2006.

* This record was subsequently equalled against Sunderland on May 6th 2007.

Average Attendance:
2013-2014: 7,387 (Conference Premier)
2012-2013: 5,882
(Conference Premier)
2011-2012: 5,858 (Conference Premier)

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Fans Reviews Of Kenilworth Road
Ben Scott (Forest Green Rovers) 9/2/13
Scot Rowland (Tamworth) 18/2/12

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Hotel Accommodation
If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Late Rooms. They have a huge choice of places to stay and their booking facility is straightforward to useYes this site will earn a small commission if you book through them, but it will go to help with the running costs of keeping the Guide going.

Access their Luton Hotels and Guest Houses page.

Remember that you can use the above link or panel below to book any other hotels that you may need for business or leisure, either in the UK or abroad.



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Map Showing The Location Of Kenilworth Road, Railway Station And Listed Pubs



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Feedback
If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me duncan@footballgroundguide.com and I'll update the guide.



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Last Updated :
30 August 2014