Date: 23rd October 2017 at 8:52pm
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Coventry City travel to face Luton Town on Saturday afternoon and the presence of the Hatters at the top of the League Two table should ensure a full house and raucous atmosphere at one of the division`s traditional venues.

Access to the away end at Kenilworth Road is gained, famously, between houses and, despite it being something of an anachronism in today’s football world, the stadium has history running through its walls.

There has been talk of Luton moving to a new ground for almost as long as I have been following the Sky Blues and there finally seems to be some progress on that front, pleasingly it looks as though Luton are looking to buck the trend for out-of-town stadiums as their preferred site is in the town centre.

The two clubs punched above their weight in the late 1980’s, both lifting major trophies at Wembley by defeating more glamorous North London sides, and both have experienced severe decline since although the Hatters are now on an upward curve after their financial battles and drop into the National League.

Mention the name Kenilworth Road and for supporters of a certain era it will bring back memories of the ‘plastic’ pitch and away fans ban (watch some footage of City’s 3-2 defeat in March 1990 and you get a feel of how difficult the surface was for those not used to playing on it regularly and also catch a glimpse of a couple of Sky Blues supporters who had somehow found their way into the ground!)

Luton Town 3-2 Coventry City, March 1990