After waiting for what seems like an eternity, Luton Borough Council have approved plans for the Luton Town FC to build a new 17,500 capacity stadium at the Power Court site in Luton. The Hatters have played at their Kenilworth Road Ground since 1905, but local restrictions have meant that the Club would find it very difficult to redevelop Kenilworth Road and have decided instead to move the Club to a new location.
The Planned New Stadium
The Power Court location is popular with supporters as it remains within Luton and is around one mile away from Kenilworth Road (not far from the railway station). The new stadium has an interesting design as shown above (courtesy of the Luton Town Developments website, where more information and images can be found).
The scheme has also received a major financial boost with the decision by Luton Borough Council to approve plans for a Hotel and Retail Park to be built near Junction 10 of the M1. Called Newlands Park, the development will help pay for the new Luton Town Stadium. The final hurdle may still appear in the form of local objections to the use of the greenfield site for the Newlands Park development and that could spark a judicial review and referral to the Secretary Of State for a final decision.
Still the Club have now taken major strides forward and if everything goes to plan, then they could be kicking off in their new home in a few years time.