Brighton, Hull City, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday will compete for the most lucrative prize in English football: promotion to the Premier League.
Deloitte claim promotion to the Premier League this season will be worth at least £170 million, which in this case assumes the promoted side gets relegated after just one season in the top flight.
It is estimated clubs can count on an additional £95 million in revenue per season in the Premier League plus £75 million in parachute payments across the following two seasons if they are relegated, according to Goal. However, if a promoted team survives the Premier League the £170 million figure rise to £290 million.
Clubs promoted this season are guaranteed an extra £40 million compared to last season due to the new television rights deal kicking in for the 2016/2017 season.
The only club that are expected to earn less than estimated are Hull, as they are already pocketing parachute payments following their relegation from the Premier League last season. However, promotion would still be worth £110 million extra for The Tigers over the course of the next three seasons.
May 13 | Sheffield Wednesday – Brighton
May 14 | Derby County – Hull
May 16 | Sheffield Wednesday – Brighton
May 17 | Hull – Derby County
The final has been scheduled on May 28.