Luton Town Football Club are delighted to announce that Kenilworth Road will stage international football in the new year!
An English Schools' FA Under-18 international against the Republic of Ireland will take place at the Kenny on Friday 16th March, kick-off 7pm.
The Hatters first team are away at Newport County in Sky Bet League Two action that evening, so any supporters not travelling to south Wales will have perfect opportunity to watch some of the country's top young footballers who are still in full-time education in action on their own ground.
English Schools' FA spokesman Dave Woollaston said: "The English Schools' FA are very pleased to be able to return to Luton, one of the founding members, as the venue for their Centenary Shield match against the Republic of Ireland.
"It is wonderful that Luton Town FC and the ESFA can celebrate 125 years of schools' football in Luton with such a prestigious international match. We look forward to coming to Kenilworth Road."
Hatters senior operations manager Kevan Platt added: "We were delighted to be approached by the English Schools' FA about staging the match against the Republic of Ireland, and look forward to hosting them.
"With a sizeable Irish population in Luton, we hope the game will attract a good crowd supporting both sides, giving the players an occasion to remember."
Tickets for the match on Friday 16th March are priced at £8 for adults and £5 for concessions (age 65-plus and Under-18), and will be available from the Luton Town ticket office in the coming weeks.
Schools will be able to apply for group booking discounts of £5 adults and £3 for school pupils, with one adult going free with every group of 10 children booked.
This group booking can be obtained by completing a booking form available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org