The £4m FA Cup run

FA Cup.jpg-pwrt3The 5-1 win over Blackburn Rovers yesterday earned West Ham £180,000 in prize money from the FA as winners of the fifth round proper, together with £247,500 to have the game screened live on BT Sport.

We also received a 42% cut of the Ewood Park gate money with and attendance of 18,793 earning a further £158,000, based on tickets priced at £20.

In the previous rounds West Ham earned £67,500 in prize money and £294,000 in gate money for beating Wolves in the Third Round at the Boleyn Ground.

We received another £90,000 in prize money for beating Liverpool in the Fourth Round over two games and we earned £288,000 to have both games screened live on BT Sport. The Anfield FA Cup tie had an attendance of 44,000 at £35 per ticket, netting us around £647,00 in gate money. The replay at the Boleyn Ground earned us around £294,000 with tickets reduced to £20.

So, we have earned close to £1.75m so far for our 2016 Cup run but a draw against Manchester United in the Quarter Final will more than double that!

Old-Trafford-Stadium-Manchester-UnitedShould the Red Devils over come Shrewsbury tonight we would get a share of the 75,000 gate at Old Trafford. It will be up to Manchester United to set the prices, but £40 per ticket tends to be the average for our northern rivals. A 75,000 sell-out would bring in £3m of revenue of which we would get £1.26m. Live TV coverage will add another £247,500, and winning the Quarter Final would earn a further £360,000 in prize money and book a date at Wembley for the semis where we start earning serious money for TV rights, prize money and a share of the 90,000 gate!

FA Cup Third Round earnings = £361,500

FA Cup Fourth Round earnings = £1,22,900

FA Cup Fifth Round earnings = £585,500

Estimated FA Cup Sixth Round earnings = £1,867,500

Estimated total FA Cup earnings should we play Manchester United and win = £4,043,500


About Sean Whetstone

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

2 comments on “The £4m FA Cup run

  1. We can buy a couple of new coaches with some of that ??

  2. lets hope we use that money to wrap up the signing of lanzini asap! COYI!

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