Everything Sunderland, Blackpool, Oxford United and Lincoln City fans need to know about League One play-off final

The League One play-offs are upon us – but what do fans need to know about the final at Wembley Stadium?

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 9:53 am
General view inside the stadium ahead of the international friendly match between England and Wales at Wembley Stadium.

Sunderland face Lincoln City whilst Blackpool take on Oxford United with the chance to reach the final and a spot in the Championship on the line.

Here, though, we take you through everything you need to know about the showpiece event:

Where is the League One play-off final?

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The League One play-off final will take place at Wembley Stadium in London.

There had been speculation that the League One final would be moved to accommodate the Champions League final.

That’s because UEFA sought an alternative venue to host Manchester City vs Chelsea after Turkey had been placed on the UK government’s travel red-list.

But the Champions League final will now take place in Porto, freeing up Wembley for play-off use.

When is the League One play-off final?

The League One play-off final will take place on Sunday, May 30 with a kick-off time of 3pm.

How can I watch the League One play-off final? Is it on TV?

The League One play-off final at Wembley indeed be shown on television.

The clash will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event Sky Sports Ultra HD and Sky Sports Football.

You can add the Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Football channels for just £18 per month combined or pick up the complete sports package for just £23 per month.

Can I stream the League One play-off final on my tablet or smartphone?

Fans can also stream the League One play-off final for £9.99 without signing up for a contract.

NOW TV can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles.

NOW TV is also available via BT Sport.

Existing Sky Sports customers can live stream the game via the Sky Go app on a variety of devices.

Will goal-line technology and VAR be used during the League One play-off final?

Goal-line technology was introduced to all EFL play-off fixtures for the first time back in 2018 and will be used again this time around.

VAR won’t be used in the play-off semi-finals or the showcase final at Wembley Stadium.

Will fans be allowed into Wembley to watch the League One play-off final?

Barring any last-minute spikes in Covid-19 cases, there will be fans in the ground at Wembley Stadium for the League One play-off final.

That’s after it was announced that supporters will be able to attend the Championship, League One and League Two play-off semi-finals and finals.

The Government moved to the next phase of its Covid-19 roadmap out of lockdown on May 17.

During this phase, football clubs are allowed to welcome fans back to stadiums with supporters of Sunderland, Lincoln City, Blackpool and Oxford United set to return to their respective grounds for the League One play-off semi-final.

And the EFL have now confirmed the Championship, League One and League Two play-off final will also see supporters return to grounds too.

Premier League clubs have also begun to welcome fans back to stadia during the final round of top-flight fixtures.

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