The club, back amongst the elite for the first time since 1992, had to postpone their opening home match against Burnley as work was ongoing to bring their stadium up to scratch.
Heavy opening defeats at Brighton & Hove Albion and Chelsea were not unexpected for a club that sealed their Premier League spot by beating Coventry City in the Championship playoffs.
But anticipation is building for the visit of West Ham, who will become the first top-flight team to play a league match at Kenilworth Road since Aston Villa 31 years ago.
Even with a 10 million pounds ($12.68 million) upgrade to the Bobbers Stand, Luton’s capacity is only 11,300, roughly the same as Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium.
But in terms of appearance, Luton’s quirky home looks like a throwback to yesteryear with Victorian houses hemming it in and one entrance being via the garden of neighbouring property.
One thing is for sure, however. The volume created by the Hatters fans crammed in on Friday will shake the 118-year-old stadium to its foundations.
“You know, I know and everyone connected to the club knows what’s coming on Friday and I want to hear it,” manager Rob Edwards said in the build-up.
“We’ve got to bring the football side but, judging what the fans have been like away from home, I can’t wait to see what they produce on Friday night. The feel-good factor around the place is incredible.”
Forward Cauley Woodrow, who scored in the League Cup win at Kenilworth Road against Gillingham this week, said Luton needed to turn their home into an intimidating ‘fortress’.
They were actually unbeaten in their last eight home league games despite relegation in 1992, with West Ham the last team to beat them at Kenilworth Road in a top flight fixture.
The Hammers are unlikely to be intimidated by their trip to a ground low on comfort but high in passion as they have started the season in style with seven points from their three games.
Victory would send them top for one night at least.
Champions Manchester City are the only club with a 100% record from three games and will be confident of making it four wins from four at home to Fulham on Saturday, having beaten the London club in their last 14 league meetings.
Third-placed Tottenham Hotspur will aim to bounce back from their League Cup exit at the hands of Fulham as they travel to promoted Burnley on Saturday — the home side being one of four clubs still to get their first point of the campaign.
Two of the others meet at Bramall Lane with Sheffield United hoping to pile on the misery for Everton, who again look destined for a battle to preserve their near 70-year stay in the top division of English football.
Sunday’s blockbuster clash features Arsenal at home to Manchester United as Mikel Arteta’s side look to shrug off a disappointing 2-2 draw with visiting Fulham last weekend.
Arsenal’s priority will be avoiding any repeat of the early goals they have conceded on a regular basis at home of late.
Andreas Pereira’s strike for Fulham after 57 seconds last weekend meant the Gunners became the first Premier League team to concede a first-minute goal three times in a calendar year.
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(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Ken Ferris)