Luton Town once proposed a 70,000 seater replacement for Kenilworth Road, complete with Formula One track

Luton Town Kenilworth Road Tom Lockyer scores Formula 1 race track
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Luton Town are set to play top-tier football at officially the smallest ground in Premier League history during the 2023/24 season, but 20 years ago the Hatters had grand plans to move from their iconic Kenilworth Road ground.

When John Gurney bought Luton Town in 2003, he had ambitious ideas to build a 70,000-seater, multi-sport stadium next to the M1, with a removable pitch on stilts, and a Formula One track around the site. 

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future. 

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