Old Trafford will host this season’s League One and League Two play-off finals, it has been confirmed.
The play-off finals weekend is scheduled for May 28-30 and clashes with the Champions League final, which is scheduled to take place at Wembley Stadium, the traditional venue for English football’s end-of-season encounters.
And the Football League has now revealed that, while Europe’s biggest club football final takes place at the national stadium on Saturday, May 28, the League Two play-off final will be held at the home of Manchester United.
The League One play-off final will then be held at the same venue the following day, but the Championship play-off final will, as usual, take place on Bank Holiday Monday at Wembley Stadium.
Football League chairman Greg Clarke said: “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to play these exciting winner-takes-all occasions at one of the great stadiums in world football.
“We are equally pleased that we are able to take the npower Football League play-offs to the North West, an area that has been at the heart of professional football since its very origins.”