May 26, 2024

What’s new for 2023/24: A new club in the Premier League

Luton will become the 51st team to play in the Premier League after playoff final win against Coventry

Ahead of the 2023/24 Premier League season starting on 11 August, here are some features you will see for the first time.

New clubs

Following their promotion from the Championship last season, Luton Town will become the 51st team to play in the Premier League. They are the first new club in six years, since Brighton & Hove Albion joined in 2017/18.

Luton Town cele

Luton beat Coventry City on penalties at Wembley in May to reach the top flight and will welcome the 19 other teams to their ground, Kenilworth Road, this season.

“The Kenny” will be the 61st different stadium to host Premier League matches, and is a throwback to some of the grounds when the competition started 30 years ago.

“I don’t think anyone likes coming to the Kenny,” Luton defender Amari’i Bell has said. “When we played Chelsea [in the FA Cup last year], I don’t think they enjoyed it.

“It is a bit of a throwback. But it is home to us and we love it. If you come here and you’re not in the right frame of mind, you can’t wait to leave – that’s what other teams are like anyway.”

See: A closer look at Kenilworth Road 

Premier League rivals will have to wait to arrive at the stadium. It is still undergoing significant work to make it compliant for top-flight matches this season and, as a result, the home encounter against Burnley on Saturday 19 August has been postponed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *