Premier League stadium looks unrecognisable as it becomes building site in race against time to be ready for season

LUTON TOWN are in a race against time to get their Kenilworth Road stadium ready for the start of the new season.

The Hatters sealed a remarkable promotion to the Premier League by winning the play-off final against Coventry.

SplashLuton’s Kenilworth Road currently resembles a building site[/caption]

SplashPlenty of work is being done on the Hatters’ historic home[/caption]

SplashLuton are having to rebuild much of the Bobbers Stand[/caption]

Much has been made of their historic home – particularly the away end that requires fans to walk over local residents’ back gardens.

Following Luton’s promotion, Kenilworth Road is undergoing plenty of maintenance.

The Prem new-boys are having to spend around £10million on ground improvements in order to move in line with league regulations.

In aerial images, much of the ground currently resembles a building site.

Half of the pitch is covered by workers’ vehicles and materials.

Much of the Bobbers Stand is having to be rebuilt following promotion.

New media facilities and camera positions are having to be installed ahead of their Premier League debut.

Luton’s first Prem home game is set to take place against Burnley on August 19.


SplashBuilders are working hard to ensure Kenilworth Road is ready on time[/caption]

SplashMuch of the area is cordoned off[/caption]

The Hatters have played their home games at Kenilworth Road since 1905.

On the challenge of completing necessary stadium upgrades in time, Luton chief executive Gary Sweet has been bullish.

Speaking to the BBC last month, Sweet said: “If anyone can do it, we can.

“It’s a tough, tough task, but we’ve just gone from non-league to Premier League, so I think we can manage a small matter of a stand being built in 14 weeks.”

SplashNew media facilities are having to be put in place[/caption]

SplashLuton are set to host Burnley in the Premier League on August 19[/caption]

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