When and where is the Championship Play-off Final 2023?
The Championship play-off final for the 2022/23 season is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 27. This date falls on the bank holiday weekend, adding to the excitement surrounding the event.
The match will be held at the iconic Wembley Stadium, as is typical of the play-off finals. Kick-off is set for 4:45pm.
In the Championship play-offs, the top two teams in England’s second division secure automatic promotion to the Premier League. For this season, Burnley and Sheffield United have already claimed those spots.
The remaining promotion place is decided through a mini-tournament held after the regular season. The tournament consists of two semi-final matches, with each tie featuring a home leg and an away leg. The team finishing third in the league faces the team finishing sixth, while the team in fourth competes against the team in fifth.
The winners of the two semi-final matches then progress to the final, which is hosted at Wembley Stadium. This decisive encounter is a winner-takes-all affair, with the victorious team earning the coveted promotion spot to the Premier League. The teams competing in the Championship Play-Off Final for this season are Coventry City and Luton Town.
Here are the results of the Championship play-off semi-final matches:
Saturday, May 13: Sunderland 2-1 Luton Town
Sunday, May 14: Coventry City 0-0 Middlesbrough
Tuesday, May 16: Luton Town 2-0 Sunderland (3-2 on aggregate)
Wednesday, May 17: Middlesbrough 0-1 Coventry City (0-1 on aggregate)
These results determined the two finalists, Coventry City and Luton Town, who will now battle it out in the Championship Play-Off Final.