Luton Borough Council have confirmed that they will endeavour to help Luton Town Football Club off the pitch by agreeing to extend the current lease at Kenilworth Road if they gain promotion back to the Football League.

The Blue Square Premier side's lease on the stadium runs out in 1018 but the Council have given them added incentive to get promoted by saying they will extend the lease by a further 10 years if they get back into League Two by 2014.

Managing Director at Luton Town Football Club, Gary Sweet, gave his response to the council's continued support for the Hatters.

“We are delighted to have the council's continued support which allows us to continue to follow our football ambitions for the club,” Sweet explained. “And our ambitions to provide excellent services to the local community.”

Councillor Hazel Simmons, leader of Luton Borough Council approved the request to extend the lease and she is pleased to be able to support the local football club.

“Luton Town FC have aspirations to secure promotion to the Football League,” Simmons said. “A pre-requisite of whhich includes having an interest in their ground for at least 10 years.

“Luton Borough Council is delighted to be able to support the Hatters in this ambition.”

Posted on 14/01/2010