The bottom team from the Veikkausliiga is automatically relegated & the top team from the Ykkönen is automatically promoted.
2010 season Veikkausliiga play-offs
* The Veikkausliiga team finishing 13th, goes into a play-off with the Ykkönen team finishing 2nd, for the final promotion place.
2010 season play-off final
1st leg: FC Viikingit 1-1 JJK
2nd leg: JJK 2-0 FC Viikingit
JJK retain their place in the Veikkausliiga for 2011 season.
AC Oulu & Tampere United
AC Oulu had its league licence revoked in February, due to financial problems. They dropped into the Ykkönen.
In addition, the Finnish FA expelled Tampere United from all competitions in April, due to irregularities relating to a marketing deal. Their last competitive game at this level was the 2011 League Cup Final.