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Championship play-off fixture schedule confirmed by EFL

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The 2021 English footballing season is reaching its climax!

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The Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two play-off schedule has now been confirmed by the EFL.

Read on to find out the exact dates and times of the Championship play-offs.

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The play-offs comprise two semi-finals, each played as a two-legged tie, and a final.

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Championship semi-final first legs:

Championship A - Monday, 17 May, 6pm

Championship B - Monday, 17 May, 8.15pm

Championship semi-final second legs:

Championship A - Saturday, 22 May, 12.30pm

Championship B - Saturday, 22 May, 5.30pm

Championship final:

Saturday, 29 May, 3pm

All times UK

Championship play-off final venue

Wembley Stadium in London will host the Championship play-off final and it is the traditional venue for all EFL promotion deciders, including those for League One and League Two.

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It is possible that fans will be allowed into the 90,000-seater stadium for the final, but it will depend on the public health situation in England as the UK government continues to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

How to watch the Championship play-offs

Sky Sports has exclusive broadcasting rights for the Championship in the UK and the play-offs will be shown live on Sky Sports Football.

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In terms of online streaming, Sky Go is the network's dedicated service.

In the US, the ESPN / BAMTech network and its online streaming platform ESPN+ are the sole outlets broadcasting the Championship play-offs.

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Fans set to be in attendance

Boris Johnson announced that supporters may be able to return from Monday, 17 May in limited numbers.

Up to 10,000 people or a quarter of the capacity, whichever is smaller, will be permitted in the largest venues, such as Wembley Stadium.

However, smaller arenas will be limited to either 4,000 people or half of their capacity, whichever is lower.

The government ran a series of pilots this month with the FA Cup semi-final between Leicester and Southampton and the Carabao Cup final among the first games which saw fans successfully back in stadiums.

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