Football League Playoff Dates Championship, League One and to pick themselves up after missing out on a last-day promotion party. The Championship play-offs, with their reward of a place in the are arguably the most exciting games in the English football season. . Last season, Hull City secured promotion to the Premier League through the play-offs. The English Football League play-offs for the –17 season were held in May with all The winners of the semi-finals advance to the finals, with the winners gaining promotion for the following season. The fixtures are determined by final league position – in the Championship and League One this is 3rd v 6th and Championship · Championship Semi-finals · League One · League One Semi-finals.