FA Cup Prize Money 2013/14 – It’s Vital For Non-League
The FA Cup prize money 2013/14 will as ever be regarded as a lottery win to non-league clubs. Aside from a draw at Luton Town, Stockport County, Grimsby Town or Wrexham FC a home win against underdogs and the chance of a tie against League teams in the first round proper will do for most clubs. the £12,500 prize money would come in very handy along with 40% of the gate. The first Round proper also affords the opportunity of meeting a League team with £18,000 in prize money going to the winners. It could fund those £1500 away trips and the target man we need.
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The FA Cup can mean some serious money, with the First Round proper also paving the way to the telly money, making the 4th Round Qualifying a vital hurdle to clear. Win through and a draw at a League club in the next round could attract the TV companies making for a season changing £67,000 appearance fee, or £33,000 for a replay before the gate money and £18,000 prize money is even considered. A TV fee would fund 4 Imps wages for the season, it’s that lucrative.
With a Round 3 draw at any of the top 6 teams worth in excess of a million even if your team loses the tie plus TV money (see the second table below) a non-league side could get a serious cash-flow injection that could increase their first team budget into the realms of the football fairytale. Then again just two wins could see the Imps boost our £400,000 budget beyond recognition.
|FA Cup Round||Prize Money|
|Extra Preliminary Round winners||£1000|
|Preliminary Round winners||£1750|
|First Qualifying Round winners||£3,000|
|Second Qualifying Round winners||£4,500|
|Third Qualifying Round winners||£7,500|
|Fourth Qualifying Round winners||£12,500|
|First Round winners||£18,000|
|Second Round winners||£27,000|
|Third Round winners||£67,500|
|Fourth Round winners||£90.000|
|Fifth Round winners||£180,000|
|Sixth Round winners||£360,000|
The TV Cash……
|Round||Live Match fee|
|Round 1 Replays||33,750|
|Round 2 Replays||36,000|
|Round 3 Replays||62,000|
|Round 4 replays||62,000|
|Round 5 Replays||106,000|
|Round 6 Replays|
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