Whilst moving into a new stadium can be a stressful affair, just ask Tottenham fans about that, Luton Town fans cannot wait for work to start on their new ground. Yesterday was a historic day for the club as they edge towards their move too, as Luton Council approved plans to develop land off of junction 10 of the M1 to help pay for the Hatters new stadium.
— Luton Town FC (@LutonTown) 11 March 2019
Whilst you’ll struggle to find a Luton Town fan that doesn’t love Kenilworth Road, the famous ground is over 100 years old and the club has tried and failed in the past to move away and find a new home. Now, though, it looks like the Hatters will finally be granted their wish as after having plans approved for a new 17,500 seater stadium in January, yesterday’s news now means that the club has a way to fund it.
This update comes as massive news not just for Luton Town Football Club, but for Luton as a whole. The Newlands Business Park will bring over 10,000 jobs to the town as well as £250 million to the economy annually, according to this report from ITV. The Hatters will still be celebrating this news today, and as they sit atop the League One table with dreams of a new ground becoming a reality, it’s not hard to understand why the supporters on Twitter are so jubilant.
In response to all of that, you read those jubilant fans’ tweets here:
Best news of my quite long life. A tear in my eye. Hope I get to go in the new stadium.
— Lisa Brimmer (@Lisamfb) March 11, 2019
“Like” doesn’t even come close !!!!!!
— Andrew Collon (@andyc_128) March 11, 2019
— Andrew Chapman (@ChappersLTFC) March 11, 2019
Absolutely wonderful news. A lot of hard work eventually comes to fruition. Well done to those involved. Superb news for the whole town. Onwards and upwards.
— Paul Giddings (@giddsyboy) March 11, 2019
Footballs Coming Home….
Thanks to everyone involved
— DiscoStu (@Sonic_Sinclair) 11 March 2019
Doing it on and of the pitch. Boom
— Olaf Falafel (@OFalafel) 11 March 2019
Finally! That's fantastic news. It's been a lifetime in coming.
— susan aspell (@susisu371) March 11, 2019
Congratulations Luton, you all throughly deserve this with everything you have been through. The future is extremely bright now!!
— Kevin Ticehurst (@Brightonfan) March 11, 2019
Great news for Luton town thanks to Gary Sweet for bring new home to Power Court #COYH
— Anthony R Lewis (@lewishammer74) March 11, 2019
As you can see, the Hatters couldn’t be happier with this massive development and will now be dreaming of one day enjoying Premier League football at their new stadium to be.