Kenilworth Road- Luton Town
Kenilworth road boasts a capacity of around 10,000 and is more than suitable to hold a football league game. It is slowly falling behind other clubs though as it is in desperate need of a make over and some major redevelopments are needed. However, there has been a lot of talk about the lack of funding, while a new stadium has also been spoken about.
Important informations about Kenilworth road stadium
The Oak Road End is very small and furthermore has pillars running across the front of the stand, meaning that there are many areas in this stand with an obstructed view. Opposite is the Kenilworth Road End which used to be a terrace stand but in recent years has become the opposite and is now an all-seating area.
The view from this stand is very good. The Main Stand runs alongside the pitch and is a two tiered affair. A camera gantry ladder and supporting pole run directly down the front middle of the stand with a couple of large supporting beams to either end, again obstructing the view of fans behind it. Opposite this is the very expensive, Executive Stand. This is a long row of executive boxes that run from one end to the other end with a small seating section.
The away stand is the Oak Road stand where up to 1,500 visiting supporters can be accommodated behind the goal. As mentioned above, the view of the playing surface is restricted from most seats due to the pillars running across the front of the stand, another complaint by fans who attend is the leg room and facilities available inside the stadium.
The club operates with a category system with category A games being deemed the most high-profile games and category C being seen as less popular games. The prices for tickets are the same with no exceptions in any stand. Category A prices are £26 for adults, £21 for over 65’s and £18 for under 19’s. Category B tickets are valued at £22 for adults, £17 for over 65’s and £14 for under 19’s. While, category C are prices at £18 for adults, £13 for over 65’s and £10 for under 19’s.
The nearest train station to the stadium is Luton. The railway station is around a minute walk away. You can jump on a bus or into a taxi but if you’d like to walk that will also not take as long as it does in for other stadiums. The route is pretty self-explanatory with signs scattered around all over the outside of the station. However, if means must then just follow the crowds as the walking route is the option taken by most fans with two stop off pubs located on the walk, within two minutes of each other.
There are exciting times ahead for Luton with the Club currently seeking planning permission to build a new 22,500 capacity stadium, at a site known as Power Court, which is located near to Luton Railway Station. This is great news as previous proposals for a new ground were to be for an out of town location near Junction 10 of the M1.