Luton Town have been granted planning permission by the local council to build a new stadium.
A meeting at Luton Town Council saw permission granted on Wednesday evening (16/01), which comes some two and a half years after the application was initially lodged.
The stadium will be in the Power Court area of the city on the site of a former power stadium, and when complete, will see the club move from their Kenilworth Road stadium, which they first moved into in 1905.
The club chief executive Gary Sweet voiced his delight at the news. He said,
“It would instantly elevate our footballing ambition to another level. If Leicester City in a new surrounding can win the Premier League, then so can we, it will increase our support base and make sure Luton Town are permanently financially viable going forward.”
Luton Borough Council previously announced earlier in January that they had recommended the proposal for approval.
A further meeting is scheduled to be held on January 30th on a parallel development at Newlands Park near the M1 motorway, which is intended to help finance the development.