Tonight's the night when Luton Town's historic Kenilworth Road ground will be named the Prostate Cancer UK Stadium, for their game against Wycombe Wanderers.In an unprecedented move, the Hatters have joined forces with The Football League’s Official Charity Partner, Prostate Cancer UK, to rename their home of 110 years for one game only. It will also be the first time a Football League club’s stadium will have been renamed in support of a charity.
Prostate Cancer UK – the Official Charity Partner of The Football League since 2012 – aims to reach millions of football supporters through engagement activity across football grounds to raise awareness of a disease that kills one man every hour in the UK. The charity are calling on Football League fans to join ‘Men United’ and get together with their mates to help beat prostate cancer.
10,000 men die from prostate cancer every year. This is the capacity of Kenilworth Road. One in eight men in the UK are diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lives, and prostate cancer also affects one in four black men. 300,000 men are affected by prostate cancer each year.
Ahead of their Sky Bet League 2 match against the Chairboys, which will be shown live on Sky Sports, Luton hosted a press conference with Hatters Chief Executive Gary Sweet, manager John Still and Prostate Cancer UK's Mike Summers answering questions from the media about the renaming of Kenilworth Road.