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When are the EFL Championship playoffs 2024? Date, time of semifinals and final as teams bid for Premier League promotion | Sporting News United Kingdom

The regular EFL Championship season has concluded, and we’ve now got just one match remaining: the playoff final.

Two teams, Leicester City and Ipswich Town, secured promotion to the Premier League by finishing in the top two places in the division. That means there is one spot left, which will go to the winner of the playoff final.

Leeds United, Southampton, West Brom and Norwich City qualified to compete across two semifinals and the final at Wembley Stadium to determine who will be the third team to earn promotion to the top tier for 2024/25.

Below are the key details on the matches, including the dates and times of each semifinal and final, who will play at home first, and how you can watch the action unfold via live stream and TV options.

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When are the EFL Championship playoffs 2024?

The Championship playoffs began with the semifinal stage. The first legs took place on Sunday, May 12, 2024.

The return fixtures are staggered: Leeds faced Norwich on Thursday, May 16, with Southampton hosting West Brom on Friday, May 17.

When is the EFL Championship playoff final 2024?

The final will be held at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, May 26. It is expected to kick off at 3 p.m. local time (10 a.m. ET).

EFL Championship playoffs 2024: Schedule, results

The playoffs are seeded based on the teams’ league finishes this season. Leeds, who came third in the standings, faced Norwich, who finished in sixth place and were therefore considered the more favourable draw.

Fourth-place Southampton met fifth-place West Brom. Leeds and Southampton played the second legs of their semifinals at home, which is considered to be an advantage. It proved as such, as the results show.

Championship playoff semifinals 2024: First legs

Match Venue Date Time (ET) Result
Norwich City vs. Leeds United Carrow Road Sun., May 12 7 a.m. 0-0
West Brom vs. Southampton The Hawthorns Sun., May 12 9:15 a.m. 0-0

Championship playoff semifinals 2024: Second legs

Match Venue Date Time (ET) Result
Leeds United vs. Norwich City Elland Road Thurs., May 16 3 p.m. 4-0
Southampton vs. West Brom St. Mary’s Stadium Fri., May 17 3 p.m. 3-1

Championship playoff final 2024

Match Venue Date Time (ET)
Leeds United vs. Southampton Wembley Stadium Sun., May 26 10 a.m.

How to watch EFL Championship playoffs 2024

Here is how you can watch the playoff drama unfold in some of the world’s major territories.

Region TV Streaming
USA ESPN+
Canada

UK Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football Sky GO, Now TV
Australia
India