Pools take on Torquay United on Sunday, June 20, at Ashton Gate, in Bristol, and are just 90 minutes away from a possible return to the Football League after four years.
Here are a selection of pictures of some of the dedicated fans.
1. Close to the front
Adam Garrington (left) and family friend Kevin Braithwaite wore hats they also wore to 2005's play-off final at Cardiff. Photo: Mark Payne
2. Long way still to go
These Hartlepool United fans were smiling as they faced a long wait to buy play-off final tickets at Victoria Park. Picture by FRANK REID Photo: Frank Reid
3. Big thumbs up
This fan takes the weight off while he waits in line. Picture by FRANK REID Photo: Frank Reid
4. All smiles
More fans hoping to get their hands on a precious ticket for Sunday's big game at Bristol. Picture by FRANK REID Photo: Frank Reid