Arsenal and Manchester City Will Receive Equal Share of Community Shield Prize Money

Community Shield Prize Money
Community Shield Prize Money

Premier League and FA Cup champions Manchester City will be hoping to set the tone in this weekend’s annual season opener, where they face the only team who threatened to de-throne them last season, Arsenal. Although much of the proceeds for this fixture are handed out to various charities across the country, there is still an equal share of Community Shield prize money that both of this year’s opponents can benefit from.

Community Shield Prize Money

The Community Shield, formerly known as the Charity Shield, is actually recognised as a ‘super cup’ by the FA, much like you’d find in Spain or Italy.

Although perceived as meaningless to some, this year’s match-up pits last season’s title frontrunners against each other, as they size one and other up before the season commences once more.

Aside from the on-pitch battle between the Premier League and FA Cup winners, or in this year’s case, the league runners-up, the fixture holds considerable fundraising power for associated charities.

Ticket revenue and match programme sales are also distributed among the 124 clubs who featured in the FA Cup from the first round onwards in 2022/23, who are then able to forward the amount on to their chosen projects or charities.

The remaining amount is handed out to the FA’s national charity partners.

As for Manchester City and Arsenal, they too can expect to receive a share of the match day revenue in reward for their efforts in the season gone by.

Although no official figures have been given for this year’s edition, the Manchester Evening News reported a £1.25m prize money pool was split evenly in the 2019 Community Shield between Liverpool and Manchester City.

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