FA Cup pot slashed for Portsmouth as they aim for £80,000 third-round fillip

Pompey are hoping to boost their coffers to the tune of £80,000 in the FA Cup tomorrow.

Saturday, 9th January 2021, 6:30 am
Updated Saturday, 9th January 2021, 4:56 pm

That’s what is up for grabs in the third round as they go to Championship club Bristol City in the famous, old competition.

But the reward for their Cup progress has been hurt this year after massive cuts in prize money allocated to sides.

A return of £61,500 is afforded the winners of third-round ties - but that is down from £135,000 at the same stage 12 months ago.

The FA have pinpointed the ongoing financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic as the reason for downturn in financial reward.

Pompey will also receive a broadcast boost, with every third round game being shown live.

The FA Cup trophy. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Those eight Sunday matches shown on the FA Player, like the game at Ashton Gate, sees every club receive £20,000.

It’s a welcome financial fillip as the club continue to battle the £700,000 monthly losses haemorrhaged through the coronavirus crisis.

But the return comes up well short of the whopping £1.5m the club brought in last season, as they made it to the fifth round of the FA Cup and EFL Trophy final, along with the third round in the Carabao Cup.

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