League One Play-Offs 2024 Guide

The League One Play Off Finals stand as the pinnacle of drama and excitement in English football, marking the culmination of a grueling season for teams vying for promotion. As one of the most eagerly anticipated fixtures in the football calendar, the finals bring together the four top-performing teams from the regular season who narrowly missed out on automatic promotion. 

With dreams of Championship football at stake, the tension is palpable as these clubs battle it out on the hallowed turf of Wembley Stadium. From nail-biting semi-final clashes to the electrifying atmosphere of the final showdown, the League One Play Off Finals captivate fans with thrilling encounters and unforgettable moments, ultimately crowning one team as the triumphant victor and securing their passage to the higher tier of English football.

Find out all you need to know about this exciting climax to the season with our useful League One Play-Offs 2024 Guide, including Play-Off dates, format, teams eligible, and all the key information about the all-important League One Play-Off Final 2024.

What is the format of the League One Play-Offs?

The League One playoffs, as of 2021, feature the four teams that narrowly miss out on automatic promotion in the EFL League One. These teams engage in a series of playoff matches to determine the final promotion spot to the EFL Championship.

The third-placed team faces the sixth-placed team, while the fourth-placed team takes on the fifth-placed team in two-legged ties known as the “play-off semi-finals.” The winners of these semi-finals progress to the final, held at Wembley Stadium, where a single match decides the promoted team. Extra time and penalties may be used if required. As of 2022, VAR (virtual assistant referee) will be employed in the play-off final. The losing semi-finalists and runner-up remain in League One, while the victorious side earns promotion.

The League One Play-Off Final is a standalone match, which again can go to extra-time and penalties if the scores are level, with the winner promoted to the Premier League.

Which teams are in the League One Play-Offs 2023/24?

The teams featuring in the 2023/24 League One Play-Offs are:

  • Bolton Wanderers
  • Peterborough United
  • Oxford United

What are the dates of the League One Play-Offs 2024?

League One Play-Off Semi-Final First Legs

Barnsley 1 – 3 Bolton

Oxford United 1 – 0 Peterborough

League One Play-Off Semi-Final Second Legs

Bolton 2 – 3 Barnsley (Agg: 5 – 4)

Peterborough 1 – 1 Oxford United (Agg: 1 – 2)

League One Play-Off Final

Bolton 0 – 2 Oxford United

Where is the League One Play-Off Final 2024 being played?

The League One Play-Off Final 2024 will once again be played at Wembley Stadium connected by EE, in London.

What is the prize money for the League One Play-Off Final?

Winning the EFL League One play-off not only brings glory but also significant financial rewards upon promotion to the Championship. As of 2018, third-tier clubs receive about £1.4 million, including a “basic award” and a “solidarity” payment funded by the Premier League. Promotion to the second tier sees clubs benefiting from a substantial increase in funding, totaling around £7 million.

How to book League One Play-Off Final Hospitality Tickets?

Experience the League One Play Offs like never before. Take you match day experience to the next level with official League One Play Off Final hospitality tickets at Wembley Stadium connected by EE.

Browse the range of Premium Tickets, all-inclusive hospitality packages and private box options and look forward to an amazing day of spine-tingling drama and world class entertainment on and off the pitch.

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