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Old Trafford to host League One and Two play-off finals

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The play-off finals will be held in the North West for the first time

The Football League has confirmed that this season's League One and League Two play-off finals will take place at Old Trafford in late May.

Wembley will be the venue for the 30 May Championship final, two days after hosting the Champions League final.

Manchester United chief executive David Gill said: "We are delighted Old Trafford has been chosen to stage these two finals.

"The play-offs are some of the most entertaining matches in football."

The League Two final will take place on Saturday, 28 May with the League One final the following day, with both games at 1500 BST.

We are equally pleased that we are able to take the Football League play-offs to the North West

Football League chairman Greg Clarke

It is the first time the Football League's end-of-season promotion finals have been played in the North West.

Ticket allocations for both finals will be around 65,000, similar to the allocation for a Wembley play-off final.

The Championship final will continue in its traditional slot at Wembley on Bank Holiday Monday, 30 May.

Football League chairman Greg Clarke added: "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 Football League play-offs to the North West, an area that has been at the heart of professional football since its very origins."

The Champions League final takes place at Wembley on the evening of Saturday, 28 May.

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