Make the EFL Playoff Finals 'Test Events' with 25% capacity like FA Cup Final

Petition Closed

Make the EFL Playoff Finals 'Test Events' with 25% capacity like FA Cup Final

This petition had 13,189 supporters

BIAS _ started this petition to Mark Bullingham and

This weekend sees the three EFL play-off finals at Wembley Stadium. Current Covid restrictions mean fewer than 4,000 tickets are available for fans of each club - in some cases this is an even lower capacity than the semi-finals at the clubs' own grounds. 

Test events have been held at several high-profile football matches, with the most recent - the FA Cup final - hosting a crowd of 21,000 at Wembley. We also note that this was one of the potential allowances that were to be made for the UCL final, which would have been hosted at Wembley this weekend had an agreement with UEFA been reached. 

The EFL play-offs are some of the most important games in domestic football, with the Championship play-off final being well known as the 'richest game in football'. Money aside, these are incredibly important events for those involved, and as we have seen from the fallout from the European Super League, and reflected in the announcements of the Government's own Fan-Led Review, football needs fans

We call on the Government and the FA to allow the EFL play-off finals to be designated as test events with the same number of spectators as at the FA Cup final, reflecting their level of importance within our game. 

Petition Closed

This petition had 13,189 supporters