The big leap in League One financial payments waiting for Bristol Rovers, Northampton, Mansfield and rivals

Bristol Rovers could be one game away from promotion to League One, but what it be worth to the Pirates financially?

Bristol Rovers will take their automatic promotion bid down to the wire.

Joey Barton’s men are in fourth place heading into the final day, just goal difference behind Northampton Town,

Rovers need to better Northampton’s result on the final day, when they face National League-bound Scunthorpe United, or if Northampton do win, Rovers will need to win and make up the five-goal difference.

Failure to manage one of those scenarios will see Rovers head into the playoffs, but what is promotion worth to the Pirates, beyond the return of League One football?

Rovers could secure promation on the final dayRovers could secure promation on the final day
Rovers could secure promation on the final day

We take a look below....

What is the prize money?

The EFL doesn’t award any additional prize money to promoted teams.

Whether you win League Two, win the playoffs or finish bottom, there is no difference in the money recieved.

League Two and League One payments

League Two payments for each team are understood to be £472,000 per season from the EFL, plus £430,000 in solidarity payments from the Premier League.

In League One, teams receive £677,000 per season from the EFL and £645,000 from the Premier League.

League One reward

Combining the two payments, clubs in League Two receive £902,000 per season, while League One clubs receive £1.32million per season.

That represents a £420,000 gain for promoted clubs, despite the fact there is no upfront prize money.

Rovers are hoping to benefit from that and, of course, there are some additional gains such as increased ticket and merchandise sales, which vary by club.