Falkirk and Stenhousemuir’s Betfred Cup bonanza

Record-breaking cash is said to be o0n offer in this season’s League Cup competition, which kicks off next month.

Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 7:30 am
Betfred Cup
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Falkirk and Stenhousemuir will benefit from an enhanced financial package for the Betfred Cup.

The Bairns kick off their group stage in a month’s time, at home to Kilmarnock, while Stenhousemuir kick off a few days later at Edinburgh City.The SPFL has announced that total prize money for this year’s competition is to increase by 17% to over £2.6m.

All 38 SPFL teams not participating in European competition have confirmed their participation in the first round of this season’s competition, along with Kelty Hearts and Brora Rangers, with the four other Premiership teams entering at the second round.

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Celtic are the current holders. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Premier Sports will broadcast up to 16 live matches, an increase from last year’s dozen, and Betfred has also agreed to renew its title sponsorship.

The minimum amount of prize money per club will be £20,000, with the winners receiving £300,000 in prize money. Both are record amounts for the Betfred Cup.

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: “The format of this season’s Betfred Cup remains unchanged, but our agreement with Premier Sports also means that clubs will be able to live-

stream first round matches on a pay-per-view basis via club digital media services, provided the games have not been selected for broadcast by Premier Sports.”

“This is an extremely welcome development, given the ongoing restrictions on supporters attending matches and we all look forward to another exciting competition in the months ahead.”