FA Cup: Exeter City vs Liverpool Tie Chosen as a Televised Game

The FA Cup third round tie has been chosen for live coverage by the TV companies and the FA and will be shown live on Friday 8 January 2016, with a 7.55pm kick off.exeter_liverpool_child_ticket240811

It’ll be the second time for the Grecians live on television. Their first round tie at Didcot being moved to the Sunday for the BBC to cover. The Grecians second round tie at home to Port Vale was also moved, to Sunday,  for the BBC’s single camera coverage.

The Liverpool aren’t happy with the switch to the Friday night. The 500 mile round trip from Anfield to St James Park can’t be done by public transport, necessitating road travel or an overnighter.exeter_liverpool_ticket240811

Exeter City fans are also unhappy, as the Club have increased prices for the game. Something that wasn’t done for the previous Liverpool game in 2011, or the visit of Man Utd in the FA Cup in 2004.

Ticket prices have also been announced and those tickets are now on sale to Gold and Silver members

L2 Liverpool
Main Stand
Adults £24 £37
Seniors, Designated Area, Students £20 £37
Under-18s £10 £32
Adults £20 £28
Seniors £16 £28
Under-18s/Students £6 £23
Big Bank
Adults £16 £23
Seniors,   Designated Area £13 £23
Under-18s/Students £5 £18


Bronze members will be added to the online ordering system on Tuesday, 7pm. Other known fans will have remaining tickets made available – but will not be known until next week.exeter_liverpool240811

The rest of the televised games are as follows:-

Friday 8 January
Exeter City v Liverpool 7.55pm – live on BBC 1

Saturday 9 January
Wycombe Wanderers v Aston Villa 12.45pm – live on BT Sport 2

Saturday 9 January
Manchester United v Sheffield United 5.30pm – live on BT Sport 2

Sunday 10 January
Oxford United v Swansea City 12noon – Live on BBC 2 Wales
Chelsea v Leyton Orient or Scunthorpe United 2pm  – live on BT Sport 2
Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City 4pm  – live on BBC 1

The FA live broadcast fee for each fixture is £144,000 per club, while all third round winning sides receive £67,500 from prize money.

Second round televised games are as follows:-

Tuesday 15 December 2015
Hartlepool United v Salford City. 7.45pm – Live on BT Sport 2

Wednesday 16 December 2015
Whitehawk v Dagenham & Redbridge. 7.45pm – Live on BT Sport 2

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