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Attendance figures for each EFL play-off final

Attendance figures for each EFL play-off final have been released. Crawley Town, Oxford United, and Southampton won the respective finals at Wembley Stadium.

Lowest League Two attendance since 2019

@FanHub posted on X.com (formerly Twitter) the attendance figures for each EFL play-off final played in the Championship, League One, and Two. Crawley’s 2-0 victory against Crewe saw 33,341 people attend Wembley Stadium. This is the lowest attendance (pandemic restrictions aside) since the 2018/19 season, when Tranmere Rovers beat Newport County in front of just over 25,000 fans. The previous two League Two play-off finals have seen over 34,000 fans attend the national stadium.

Oxford United back in the second tier

Meanwhile, 70,472 fans went to Oxford United’s 2-0 win against Bolton Wanderers on May 18. This was also lower than the last two seasons, which have seen over 72,000 spectators at Wembley. Oxford will now play in the second tier of English football for the first time in 25 years, while Bolton will play in League One for another season.

Highest EFL play-off final attendance for 10 years

The last play-off final took place on May 26 between Southampton and Leeds United for a place in the Premier League. Adam Armstrong’s 24th minute goal was enough to send the Saints back to the top flight at the first time of asking. Over 85,000 fans attended the match at Wembley, which was a higher figure than the FA Cup final between the Manchester rivals a day before. The attendance for Sunday’s match was the highest in the Championship play-off final for 10 years, when Queens Park Rangers beat Derby County in front of 87,348 spectators.


Will Murray

Freelance football journalist. Experience writing for When Saturday, Comes, Goalkeeper.com, Elite Scholars and Total Football Analysis. Recently finished an MA in Sport Journalism at the University of Brighton. Long-time season ticket holder at the two-time European Champions Nottingham Forest.

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