How to watch League 1 play-off final on UK TV - date, kick-off time and who is playing?

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Who will join Plymouth Argyle and Ipswich Town in Championship?

Plymouth Argyle and Ipswich Town have confirmed their place in next year’s Championship League after an incredible season saw Plymouth secure 101 points and Ipswich earn themselves 98 points.

However, there is still one more team who will reach the second tier of English football as the League One play-off finals get underway.

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Following an exceptionally dramatic play-off semi-finals, Sheffield Wednesday have increduously made it to the play-off finals. They suffered a 4-0 loss to Peterborough but were then able to beat them 5-1 in the reverse fixture, ultimately winning 5-3 on penalties. Meanwhile, Bolton were able to hold on to a 1-1 draw at home but suffered a 1-0 loss when they travelled to Barnsley.

Here is all you need to know as the two teams bid to play against the likes of Bristol City, West Brom and Blackburn Rovers next year...

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Sky Sports will have all the action with from the final available on Sky Sports Main Event. will also be available on Sky Sports Football and this dedicated football channel will also cover the final at the end of May.

Sheffield Wednesday celebrate their penalty shoot-out win against PeterboroughSheffield Wednesday celebrate their penalty shoot-out win against Peterborough
Sheffield Wednesday celebrate their penalty shoot-out win against Peterborough | Getty Images

Fans with Sky Sport subscriptions can also stream the action on Sky Go. Subscriptions for Sky Sports cost from £24 extra a month or Sky, Netflix and Sport packages cost from £46/month.

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When is the League One play-off final?

The Promotion Play-off final will be held on Monday 29 May with kick-off set for 3pm BST. Wembley will host the fixture and tickets can be bought through the individual clubs’ website.

Barnsley recently stated their disappointment at the EFL’s decision to reallocate 6,000 tickets for the play-off final to Wednesday. The Tykes had sold fewer tickets but opposed the decision due to the potential risk of their supporters. However, they have since said: “The EFL are confident the safety measures put in place are sufficient.”

How do the play-offs work?

In League One, the top two finishers are automatically promoted to the Championship but the final place is up for grabs. The four teams finishing third, fourth, fifth and sixth places in League One standings will all get their chance to qualify for the second-tier of English football.

The battle begins with two-legged semi-finals as well as the final showdown at Wembley. The third-placed side is paired with the sixth-placed team while the fourth-place team will face the fifth-placed squad.

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