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FA Cup cash payments to change


The basis on which payments are made to clubs for FA cup success may change.  The sums received can be a financial lifeline for lower league and non-league clubs.   There was resentment that the £144,000 fees for live broadcasts in the third round all went to larger clubs.   

New arrangements would see the broadcast fee scrapped apart from a small facility fee.  The money would be reallocated to the prize fund.  At the moment clubs get just £18,000 for a first round win, £27,000 in the second and £67,500 in the third.  These figures could be at least doubled in the future.