Morecambe's FA Cup tie is selected for TV coverage

It has been confirmed that Morecambe’s FA Cup tie at Maldon and Tiptree has been chosen for TV coverage.

Thursday, 29th October 2020, 7:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th October 2020, 7:06 pm

The first round match will now be played on Sunday, November 8, kicking off at 12.45pm and will be a ‘multi-camera’ broadcast across the BBC and BT Sport digital platforms.

As a result, there is a £32,500 live broadcast fee per club, as well as amended prize money to take into account that matches are being played behind closed doors.

Initially, the 40 first round winners were due to receive prize money of £22,629 and the losers nothing - but the lack of supporters has forced a rethink.

Morecambe's FA Cup campaign begins a week on Sunday Picture: Getty Images

An FA statement said: “Following the introduction of local Covid-19 alert levels by the UK Government, our Professional Game Board has approved that all ties in the Emirates FA Cup first round proper of the 2020-21 season will be played behind closed doors.

“In recognition of this decision, and the financial implications for those affected, winning and losing clubs will now receive 75 per cent and 25 per cent of the prize money for their respective fixture.

“This means first round proper winners will collect £16,972 and losing clubs will receive £5,657 from the prize fund.

“The same situation will occur in the second round, where winners will get £25,500 and losing teams take home £8,500.”

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