What's new for 2023/24: Premier League's 51st club

4 Aug 2023
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Luton will become the latest team to play in the Premier League after playoff final win against Coventry

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With the Premier League kick-off fast approaching, here's what's new for the 2023/24 season. 

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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 since Brentford joined in 2021/22.

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.

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West Ham United's visit on 1 September will be the first time many will see the ground up close.  

Luton have also been very busy in the summer transfer market, signing six players so far. 

Their 2023/24 season starts at Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday 12 August. 

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Part 1: Nike Flight ball
Part 2: Number and font styles on shirts
Part 4: Match officials
Part 5: Return of mid-season player break
Part 6: Extra Champions League place
Part 7: Applications of the Laws of the Game
Part 8: VAR Hub

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