It’s billed as the ‘richest game in club football’.
Not only will the winner of Saturday’s Premier League play-off final take their seat at the top table in England next season.
But they’ll also have the added financial cushion that goes with it. A cushion far more comfortable than the one that goes with actually winning the Championship and automatic promotion.
According to the Mirror, the cash windfall up for grabs in this season’s final between Sheffield Wednesday and Hull City could be up to an embarrassing £200million, all thanks to the league’s new TV which kicks in next season.
And it’s not just the prize money surrounding this Wembley fixture which has taken an extraordinary hike.
The ticket prices have also seemingly shot up in some cases.
The Star has reported that one Wednesday fan has purchased a ticket for almost £66k on auction site eBay.
Nearly 70 bids were received for the ticket which was advertised by the seller as an adult ticket listed as “category 5, block 532.”
Bids for the ticket started at £100 and rapidly rose until the auction ended just before 9pm.
The seller, listed as “stejl1”, is based in Windermere in the Lake District – and asks for £8 for postage for the ticket.
The seller has no other items for sale – and it is not clear whether the buyer will actually have to fork out for the ticket.
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