EFL Sky Bet Play-Offs: Supporters Guide
Fans advice for EFL Sky Bet Play-Off Finals 2023
After the excitement of the semi-finals we now know the finalists in this weekend’s upcoming Sky Bet EFL Play-Off Finals. The three games played over the weekend will be:
Championship Play-Off Final – Saturday 27 May (kick-off 16:45)
Coventry City vs Luton Town
League Two Play-Off Final – Sunday 28 May (kick-off 13:30)
Carlisle United vs Stockport County
League One Play-Off Final – Monday 29 May (kick-off 15:00)
Barnsley vs Sheffield Wednesday
Wembley Stadium has issued some key information for all supporters attending any of this year’s Play-Off Finals
adherence to the advice will ensure Wembley is a safe environment for all visitors on the day and give fans the opportunity to make the most of their visit.
Anyone without a ticket should not travel to any of the games. All tickets are strictly non-transferable and are not available to distribute to other supporters.
Fans with tickets are advised to check they are seated in the appropriate area of the stadium. Any supporter who is identified in opposition areas will be ejected from the stadium for breaching the FA’s ground regulations and be subject to each club’s own sanctions process.
Since 2022 Brent Council, and its partners, have enforced a no-street-drinking zone on Olympic Way and the surrounding area for ALL events at Wembley Stadium. This is part of the current Public Space Order Protection (PSPO) in place around the stadium on event days. More information on the order can be found here.
As part of the PSPO, shops and off-licences around Wembley Stadium are also banned from selling alcohol on match days.
Fans caught drinking on Olympic Way and the surrounding streets ahead of the EFL Play Off finals will be asked to hand over their alcohol and enforcement action may be considered.
Supporters wanting alcohol before the game should head for the licensed bars or restaurants in the area or make their way to the dedicated fan zones outside the stadium.
All six teams have dedicated Fan Zone areas where supporters have the chance to join fellow fans to enjoy a drink, including alcohol, food and a DJ. They are an ideal place to soak up the pre-match party atmosphere
There are two fans located on the East and West sides of the stadium. Fan Zone allocation is below.
EAST FAN ZONE
WEST FAN ZONE
The fan zones will be open from 11.00 each day and close 30 minutes prior to kick-off. They will stop serving alcohol one hour before kick-off.
Supporters will need to present a valid stadium ticket to enter either area which have limited capacities. The stadium’s bag policy (see below) also applies to anyone visiting the fan zone.
By National Rail
Supporters are encouraged to plan their journeys in advance to avoid disappointment or delay to their travel. All those travelling by rail should plan to arrive at Wembley stations no later than one hour prior to kick-off, to allow sufficient time to walk to and enter the stadium.
Please check the National Rail Enquiries and TfL websites on event day for real-time travel information and status updates.
Wembley Stadium benefits from easy access to three rail / London Underground stations. These are:
- Wembley Stadium station
- Wembley Central station
- Wembley Park station
Plan your journey using TfL’s Journey Planner or the TfL Go app, and check before you travel for more information on how services in London are running.
Fans are asked to leave the ground promptly and avoid opting for the last train of the day.
Please allow for longer journey times from Wembley Stadium to London Euston or London Kings Cross due to crowd safety controls for safe station access.
Check National Rail Enquiries for the latest up-to-date information.
Event day parking at Wembley Stadium is limited and must be booked in advance via the Wembley Official Parking website. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Any vehicles which do not pre-book will not be granted access to the stadium car parks. Customers are advised to park via the official car parks only.
Blue badge parking is available for ticketholders with accessibility needs and this can also be booked directly through the Wembley Official Parking website. For any further accessibility requirements, please review Wembley Stadium’s Access Information page, or visit the Guest support portal.
National Express is the official coach partner to Wembley Stadium. National Express drop off at the stadium from over 50 locations around the UK making it the easiest and most convenient way to travel to Wembley. To book a National Express service visit the National Express website or call 08717 81 81 81.
Restricted bag policy
Wembley Stadium operates a restricted bag policy. Each person can only bring one small bag into the stadium, and it must not be bigger than A4 size:
Height – 297mm (11.7 inches) - Width – 210mm (8.27 inches) - Depth – 210mm (8.27 inches)
Please note, this means the overall bag size – bags that are half-full and folded over to reduce their size will not be accepted. Anyone carrying bags that do not meet the criteria above will not be allowed into the stadium. A full list of prohibited items can be found here.
The use of pyrotechnics, flares and smoke devices inside or outside Wembley Stadium is illegal and prohibited. Anyone caught carrying or using pyrotechnical equipment inside the stadium will be immediately ejected from the stadium, banned from future events and dealt with by police. Those caught using pyrotechnic equipment anywhere outside of the stadium will be in breach of the PSPO order and face enforcement action.
Wembley Stadium is a welcoming and inclusive venue for all guests with access requirements. There are 310 places for wheelchair users, each with a personal assistant/companion seat. The stadium also provides a range of services for guests with specialist access requirements including a shuttle service from Wembley Park Station. More information can be found here.
Hospitality (Club Wembley) turnstiles will open three hours before kick-off and general admission turnstiles will open two hours before kick-off. Please arrive early at the stadium to allow enough time for necessary security checks, including enhanced searches and bag checks.
Children (14 years and under) must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of two will not be permitted into the stadium.
Persistent standing during a match at Wembley Stadium is strictly forbidden (unless with a ticket for the safe standing area) and may result in ejection from the ground. Persistent standing not only compromises crowd safety, but also affects the matchday experience of fellow spectators, especially children and elderly people.
Anti-social and discriminatory behaviour
Wembley Stadium operates a zero-tolerance policy on any form of anti-social and discriminatory behaviour. If you witness any anti-social or discriminatory behaviour on the day, text HELP to 66566 or contact your nearest steward.