Do Teams get a Share of the Gate at Wembley?

deansaliba

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Can anyone tell me if Millwall and Wigan will get a share of the Wembley gate money when they meet in the semi final next month? They are charging £30-£60 a ticket and the gate is set to make about £2m-£2.5m. We didn't get a penny when we took 44,000+ Millwall fans to Wembley in to Auto Windscreen Sield in 1999/2000 season, I was wondering if the FA Cup was different?
 

Creaky

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I think the FA cup is different, I'm sure I've heard tv commentators say the clubs get a share of the gate money.
 

deansaliba

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I hope so, I don't expect to get a share from the merchandise and food & drink that is sold in the ground, but it would be nice to get a share of the gate. Hopefully will be equal and will not favourr the Premier League club over the Championship club. :)
 

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Not only is the FA cup different but it is true that it is quite difficult for them to get a share of all the commodities to be sold in the stadium. I have heard a similar story as ‘creaky above’ that proceeds from sale of tickets are shared among the playing clubs. If this story (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2267433/Aston-Villa-rejected-Bradfords-offer-share-Wembley-profits.html) is to go by, I have strong belief that such monies are shared though not in entirety as the stadium also needs its share for maintenance and administrative purposes. Am not sure about proceeds from sale of merchandise since it may be difficult to track with accuracy what items were sold.
 

deansaliba

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Oh as I said I'm not expecting us to get anything from the merchandise and food, just a decent share of the gate money will satisfy me, I hope we get more as we are being over 32,000 and Wigan are only bringing about 15,000. :)
 

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