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Change of venue for Football League play-offs

The Football League has confirmed that the npower League One and Two play-off finals will be held at Old Trafford in order for Wembley Stadium to host the UEFA Champions League Final on May 28th and the npower Championship play-off final two days later.

The agreement between the Football League and Football Association will see the Football League’s end of season final take place in the North West for the first time.

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."

Manchester United chief executive David Gill added: "We are delighted Old Trafford has been chosen to stage these two finals. The play-offs have built a reputation as some of the most high profile and entertaining matches in the football calendar."

The Football League also said that ticket allocations will be in line with Wembley’s quota with around 65,000 tickets to be made available for fans. 

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