Luton Town FC Kenilworth Road seating stadium capacity

Luton Town FC Kenilworth Road seating stadium capacity

A look at the Luton Town stadium capacity and know if it is too small for Premier League minimum standards

Luton Town may make an unlikely debut in the Premier League the next season as they face Coventry City in the EFL Championship playoff final.

The Hatters finished third in the rankings after 46 games, and Sunderland was their semi-final opponent.

To get to the Wembley Stadium championship game, they overcame a 2-1 first-leg deficit.

The final spot in the 2023–24 Premier League will be decided on Saturday, May 27, when Luton and Coventry compete for playoff supremacy.

Luton Town FC Kenilworth Road seating stadium capacity and history

Luton moved to Kenilworth Road in 1905 and now play all of their home games there. The stadium’s maximum capacity of 10,356 would make it the lowest in the Premier League if they were promoted.

However, in the following seasons, the Bedfordshire-based team plans to move to a new stadium. The Power Court Stadium will have a capacity of 23,000 when it is finished.

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The table below lists the smallest stadiums in the Premier League during the 2022–2023 campaign.

Team Stadium Capacity
Bournemouth Vitality Stadium 11,307
Brentford Community Stadium 17,250
Fulham Craven Cottage 22,384
Crystal Palace Selhurst Park 25,486
Nottingham Forest The City Ground 30,332

Is Kenilworth Road too small for Premier League minimum standards?

Due to the stadium’s current dimensions, Luton would be unable to participate in the Premier League.

According to the owners, the club will invest around £10 million in the Bobbers Stand’s renovation to bring it up to Premier League standards.

In the matchday programme, it was written:

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Like it or not, Kenilworth Road is real life, proper old school football, and it should be embraced or scorned upon at your peril.”

The Premier League also requires the proper number of stewards and a fair gap between the home crowd and the opposite end at stadiums.

Luton Town away end

One of Kenilworth Road’s most recognisable features is the away end. The approach to the seats passes via the gardens of the surrounding homes on the way to the Oak Stand, which has its entrance in the centre of a row of terraced houses.

The stance’s unexpectedness has attracted a lot of attention on social media.

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Given the size of various sites like Old Trafford and Anfield, it would surely be a unique experience for the bulk of Premier League players.

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