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Hammers may earn nothing from Wembley clash

wembleyWest Ham may earn no money from the League Cup game against Spurs next month.

EFL rules mean the Hammers are entitled to 45% of the gate money after expenses of opening the stadium have been factored in. Spurs will restrict the stadium to 51,000 but will still pay £300,0000 in rent for the game.

A West Ham source told the Sun: “They said we might get nothing from the gate as it costs £300,000 to open Wembley.”

A Spurs spokesman said: “As another club renting a stadium, West Ham are aware and understanding of the costs involved for cup games and the difficulty in any profit being made for such fixtures.”

Prize money is limited in the EFL cup with just £15,000 going to the winner of the 4th round tie. Although the game is being televised on TV the away TV facility fee is thought to be as little as £10,000.

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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter