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League One playoffs 2024: Dates, fixtures and teams

A place in the Championship awaits for one of four teams in the end of season League One playoffs.

Last year's playoffs provided us with some of the most dramatic moments in the format's history as Sheffield Wednesday overturned a four-goal first-leg deficit against Peterborough to progress on penalties, before Josh Windass scored the winning goal in the last seconds of extra-time in the final against Barnsley.

Here is all you need to know about the 2023/24 League One playoffs and the race for promotion.

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What are the League One Playoffs?

The end of season League One playoffs are a knockout tournament between the teams that finish third, fourth, fifth and sixth in League One.

Two-legged semi-finals are contested with the teams that finish third and sixth meeting, while the fourth-placed team play the fifth-placed team.

The two winners of the playoff semi-finals then meet in the final, with the winner gaining promotion to the Championship.

When are the 2024 League One Playoffs?

The 2024 League One playoffs will take place in May 2024 once the regular season has finished.

The semi-final first legs will take on Friday 3rd May and Saturday 4th May, with the return legs taking place on Tuesday 7th May and Wednesday 8th May.

2024 League One Playoff Final kick-off time, date and venue

The League One playoff final will take place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 18th May 2024, with the kick-off time to be confirmed.

How to watch the 2024 League One Playoffs and TV channel

The League One playoffs will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event.

League One Playoff fixtures

  • Friday 3rd May - Semi-Final 1 (6th v 3rd), first-leg
  • Saturday 4th May - Semi-Final 2 (5th v 4th), first-leg
  • Tuesday 7th May - Semi Final 1 (3rd v 6th), second-leg
  • Wednesday 8th May - Semi-Final 2 (4th v 5th), second-leg
  • Saturday 18th May - Final

Which teams will be in the 2024 League One Playoffs?

Portsmouth look set for automatic promotion, with second place up for grabs for the likes of Derby County and Bolton Wanderers.

At least one of those teams will have to settle for a place in the playoffs, while Peterborough and Barnsley also look set to be involved.

The final League One playoff place could be taken by a number of teams as Oxford United, Stevenage, Lincoln City and Blackpool all approach the business end of the season.

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