It has been fantastic to witness home sell-out attendances at each of our last four league games. Kenilworth Road, when full, creates a very special atmosphere and it is no coincidence that our home record is so good – your support is unrivalled and we fully recognise the tremendous part you have played – and have yet to play – this season as we seek to win a second successive promotion.
With over 10,000 spectators inside Kenilworth Road we are experiencing some logistical pressures which we would like to address with your help.
We have received a small number of communications from home fans about these issues, primarily fans standing in gangways making it difficult for people to move freely around the stadium and to see past those who have decided to stand.
Kenilworth Road is a licensed all-seater stadium and failure to comply with this licence could lead to a review of that licence, which could affect capacity levels in areas where people continue to stand. No-one wants to see a reduction in the number of seats available to home supporters, but this is a sanction available to the Sports Ground Safety Authority and Luton Borough Council.
Please can we ask all supporters to comply with ground regulations, and with requests from stewards to sit in their correct seat at all times.
Our stewarding team always try to be polite and friendly, and will ask people standing in gangways or blocking the view of others to sit down – failure to comply with this request could lead to ejection from the stadium.
There has also been some evidence of people migrating from their purchased seat to sit or stand elsewhere in the stadium. This then has a knock-on effect of displacing someone else and can lead to people standing.
To prevent this, a more stringent ticket check will be taking place at the remaining home games this season. We ask you to ensure that you bring your full season ticket book with you and not just the correct match voucher removed from the book. Failure to bring your season ticket book could delay your entry to the stadium and potentially a refusal of admission.
Luton supporters are amongst the most passionate fans around – we love and respect that and want it to continue, but we also ask that all our supporters have respect for each other and club staff.
Be loud – be proud – be respectful of our fellow Hatters' fans!