Hat's off for the Hatters
A Luton Town story



Luton Town Football Club is an English professional football club based since 1905 at Kenilworth Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. The club currently competes in the fifth tier of English football, the Conference National, for the third consecutive season during the 2011–12 season.

Formed in 1885, it was the first club in southern England to turn professional, making payments to players as early as 1890 and turning fully professional a year later. It reached the top division of English football in 1955–56, and reached a major final for the first time when playing Nottingham Forest in the 1959 FA Cup Final. Relegated from the top division in 1959–60, the team was demoted twice more in the following five years, reaching the Fourth Division for the 1965–66 season, before being promoted back to the top level by 1974–75.

Luton Town's most recent successful period began in 1981–82, when the club won the Second Division and was promoted to the First Division. Winning the League Cup in 1987–88 with a 3–2 win over Arsenal, Luton remained a First Division club until relegation in 1991–92 signalled the end of major success. More recently, financial difficulties have caused the club to fall, in just three years, from the second tier of English football to the fifth, ending its 89-year spell as a member of The Football League.



Year Founded: 1885
Status: Professional
Reputation: National
Nickname: The Hatters
Chairman Status: Loves the club
Legends: Mick Harford, Brian Stein, Ricky Hill
Derbies: M1 Derby vs Watford
Fierce Rivals: Watford
Other Rivals: MK Dons, Q.P.R, Stevenage
Finances: OK
Average Ticket Price: £16.00
Average Season Ticket Price: £16.00
Season Ticket Holders: 4,000
Estimated Value: £550k
Media Prediction: 1st

Ground Name: Kenilworth Road
Location: Luton
Rent: £1 per year
Capacity: 10300-all seater
Year Built: 1905
Stadium Condition: Very Poor
Pitch Condition: Good