Luton Town unveils glitzy new images of ‘Power Court’ redevelopment
Premier League contenders Luton Town have released new images of their planned state-of-the-art stadium, which would represent a significant upgrade to the existing stadium.
Luton’s current home ground, Kenilworth Road, has come under fire from opposing fans, who have poked fun at the Championship team for their aging stadium set in the heart of a housing estate.
The club plan to demolish their Bobbers stand this summer if they secure promotion to the Premier League in Saturday’s upcoming play-off final against Coventry.
Luton Town chief executive Gary Sweet recently responded to criticism, expressing anger at complaints of mockery on social media who made fun of the club’s premises.
New images of the new Power Court are now being presented at the site, with the club announcing final design plans which will soon be submitted for planning permission.
Luton Town has released new images of its proposed Power Court stadium project
Luton’s new site will be built on a 20-acre site adjacent to the city’s main train station
Plans are being presented in the off-season for the new stadium to have a capacity of 19,500, an increase on the existing 10,356 seats at Kenilworth Road.
The club also reports that a second phase of the modernization will add an additional 4,000 seats or secure standing.
The images show a modern glass and metal framework, the inside of which features floodlights suspended around the entire stadium.
Luton’s new ground would be built on a 20-acre site near the city’s main train station to provide easy access for home and away fans.
The club has set a construction period of 24 to 30 months, meaning fans won’t be able to get a glimpse of it until 2025 at the earliest.
Luton will eventually move from its existing, aging site on Kenilworth Road
The new stadium will feature floodlights suspended around the ground
Updated Luton CEO Sweet to update fans on the new development, stating: “We are delighted that the infrastructure component is underway, allowing us to develop the details of the stadium design and in particular to work hard to capture the core features that make up Kenilworth Road.” so atmospheric, so intimate and so special to us.
“Perhaps more than any other season, this season has showcased the incredible relationship we all have with The Kenny and that has been the driving force behind our design work.”
He further added: “We know that everyone is desperately waiting for the opening of the new stadium – and so are we!”
“It is clearly an extremely complicated project but the main objective has always been to maintain the architectural quality and create a stadium that emulates an essential, unique character that we are all so familiar with, but which is also fit and ready is to grace the Premier League stage.”