Whoever the victor is in Saturday's clash between Blackpool and West Ham United, they will be an estimated £90m better off than their opponent when they achieve Premier League status.
The Championship Play-Off final is also an occasion which rarely disappoints. Throughout the decades, there have been numerous goal-laden matches at Wembley and Cardiff's Millennium Stadium as two teams vie for a berth in English football's top tier.
Here are six superb showcases over the last 20 years for your viewing pleasure.
SWINDON TOWN V LEICESTER CITY, 1993
CHARLTON ATHLETIC V SUNDERLAND, 1998
BARNSLEY V IPSWICH TOWN, 2000
NORWICH CITY V BIRMINGHAM CITY, 2002
CARDIFF CITY V BLACKPOOL, 2010
SWANSEA CITY V READING, 2011