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Luton Town History

Luton Town was born in January 1885, after the original Luton Wanderers changed their name at a secret meeting of their committee. Although a “Town” club was needed, the secret manner in which it was decided was frowned upon. John Charles Lomax and George Deacon arranged a public meeting later that year in April, to form a “Town” club legally and in the public eye. This was opposed by investigators of the secret meeting as they had already formed a “Town” club, and after a vote from many local football lovers, the majority voted down the secretly formed club and for creation of the Luton Town we know today.

The Hatters turned professional five years later in 1890, and they received an invitation to become a founder member of the Southern League in 1894. Just three years after this in 1897, Town became members of the sought after Football League, joining in Division Two. Luton moved to the Kenilworth Road ground in 1905, and it was extended to a supposed capacity of 34,000. Today it holds over 10,300 spectators as an all-seater stadium – get the latest Luton Town news from Kenilworth Road here!

For the first time in their history, the Hatters reached Division One in 1954-55 after finishing second in Division Two. Just three seasons later, Luton incredibly managed to reach the 1959 FA Cup final, though dreams were cut short by a ten-man Nottingham Forest as they lost 2-1 at Wembley. Over the next 20 years, the Hatters had many ups and downs and went on a steady decline all the way to Division Four.

From here they would compete for three seasons before being crowned champions of the division in Allan Brown’s first close season in charge. In 1973-74, Town won their way back up to Division One by finishing in second place, they also reached the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1959. The following season however, the Hatters were relegated once more to Division Two, where they remained for seven seasons before clinching the title in 1981-82. Now Luton Town had cemented their place in Division One, and in 1987-88 came one of the most memorable moments for fans, as Luton won their first-ever major trophy – triumphing 3-2 against Arsenal to claim the League Cup at Wembley.

In recent years, Luton Town faced a tragic decline as they were relegated three seasons in a row from the Championship all the way down to the Conference Premier, starting in 2006-07. Miraculously, the Hatters fought their way back, winning the Conference title in 2013-14, and winning back-to-back promotions up to the Championship in 2017-18 and 2018-19 where they lifted the League One title.

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