How much would winning the FA Trophy be worth to Harrogate Town?

Prize money will the be the last thing on any of Harrogate Town's players' minds when they walk out at Wembley Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon.

Monday, 3rd May 2021, 3:04 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd May 2021, 3:06 pm
Harrogate Town captain Josh Falkingham kisses the National League play-off final winners' trophy following his side's 3-1 success over Notts County at Wembley Stadium. Picture: Getty Images

The Sulphurites will doubtless be focused on one thing and one thing only; beating Concord Rangers and ensuring that the 2019/20 FA Trophy belongs to them at the end of the contest.

But, the North Yorkshire outfit are set to net themselves a tidy sum if they manage to see off their National League South opponents.

Even if they lose, they will still end up with a £30,000 boost to the coffers, but the victors will take home the considerable figure of £60,000 - plus a chunk more in TV money courtesy of broadcaster BT Sport.

Promotion to the Football League last summer was estimated to be worth in excess of £1million to the Wetherby Road club, but such an additional £60,000 or £70,000 will certainly come in handy at a time when all football clubs in this country are having to survive without any gate receipts due to the Covid-19 situation, particularly with more ground improvements in the pipeline.

Having re-built the Family Stand at the EnviroVent Stadium last summer, Town are now set to demolish their existing reception/ticket office and replace it with a brand-new two-storey construction.