Kenilworth Road, Talk:Kenilworth RoadKenilworth Road is a stadium in Luton, England which is home to Luton Town F.C., a professional football team in the English Football League Championship. The stadium is situated in the Bury Park area of the town and is named for the road which runs along one end of it though its address is actually 1 Maple Road. The capacity of the stadium is 10,200 all seated though crowds of up to 30,000 were accommodated before the seating was installed, the record crowd being 30,069 in 1959 for an FA Cup game against Blackpool. The ground is generally disliked by both home and visiting supporters as it is very basic and has had very limited modernisation.
In the 1980s, Kenilworth Road sported an artificial turf, a surface which was eventually banned by the FA. Also during the 80s, a riot at the ground by fans of Millwall led Luton to impose a blanket ban on visiting supporters, for which the Football League expelled them from the League Cup.
The football club have been trying to obtain a new stadium for many years but most recently have been prevented by governmental red tape.