WP hit Currie Cup jackpot
- 25 Oct 2013
How much money will Western Province make from hosting the Currie Cup final? Do the Sharks get anything? SARugbymag.co.za gives you the numbers that matter.
48,000 – The number of tickets that have been sold for the Newlands final.
R13,925,000 – The amount of money WP will generate from ticket sales.
R500,000 – The amount of money WP (the host union) must pay the Sharks (the visiting union) 14 days after the final to cover their travel costs. Teams hosting a semi-final have to pay the visitors R250,000.
R350 – The price of a ticket for the Main Stand (there are 25,000 of them).
R250 – The price of a ticket on the Railway Stand (there are 10,000 of them).
R150 – The price of a cheaper ticket on the Railway Stand (there are 5,000 of them).
R100 – The price of a standing ticket behind the posts (there are 3,500 of them).
R350 – The price of a suite ticket (there are R4,500 of them).
R1.8 million – The prize money for the Currie Cup winners this year.
R1.2 million – The prize money for the runners-up.
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