Reds Set For Half Million Windfall
If the news that Forest had drawn moneybags Chelsea in the 4th round of the FA Cup wasn't good enough, then the fact that they could get up to £500,000 for the televised tie should be.
The Reds' could get as much as £350,000 for their share of gate receipts, depending on the attendance and a further £150,000 in TV money. All in all, a tidy sum and not to be sniffed at. Fans can expect an allocation of around 6,000 tickets for the game to be played at Stamford Bridge on January 28(2pm.)
There is more good news for the club, as Mark Arthur has promised the extra cash will go towards strengthening the squad. He told the Evening Post 'It is a significant boost, because it is not money we had budgeted for at the start of the season."