Luton Town aim to play their first game at Power Court in 2024

Hatters look to begin work on site later next year

Thursday, 31st December 2020, 10:04 am
Updated Thursday, 31st December 2020, 10:16 am
How the new stadium at Power Court could look

Luton Town are aiming to stage a first game in their new Power Court Stadium in 2024.

The Hatters, who were awarded planning permission for the 17,500 ground by Luton Borough Council in January 2019, along with a mixed use scheme at Newlands Park just two months later, have had to submit amendments to the plans recently, although their original vision has been largely unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Director Stephen Browne declared the documents he had been shown were simply stunning, with supporters able to see the designs early next year.

Work on the site has been pencilled in for 2021 as well, as a statement on the 2020 Developments (Luton) Ltd, the property arm of Luton Town Football Club, website, said: "We are delighted to confirm that our initial consultation engagements with key stakeholders is drawing to a close on the back of generally very positive feedback.

"We have presented our visions for delivering exciting developments on both sites culminating in the delivery of an iconic new stadium for Luton Town Football Club.

"In the midst of a turbulent macroeconomic environment and an ongoing pandemic we are focused more than ever on delivery and realising the dreams and ambitions that led us to purchase both sites.

"Our full plans and technical reports, together with indicative images, will be made available early in the New Year via Luton Borough Council’s planning portal.

"We anticipate the plans will be determined at a Development Control Committee meeting in March and, if successful here, will see a start on site later in 2021.

"On this basis we are looking at playing our first game at the new stadium in 2024."