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.

It’s good to dream according to The Oracle Of Optimism 

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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 
Semi-Final winners          £900,000 
Semi-Final runners-up          £450,000 
Final runners-up               £900,000
Final winners              £1,800,000 

The TV Cash……

Round Live Match fee
Round 1 67,500
Round 1 Replays 33,750
Round 2 72,000
Round 2 Replays 36,000
Round 3 123,500
Round 3 Replays 62,000
Round 4 123,500
Round 4 replays 62,000
Round 5 212,000
Round 5 Replays 106,000
Round 6 212,000
Round 6 Replays
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Posted on October 14, 2013, in Writers - The Oracle Of Optimism moments and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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