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Who made the most money from WPIAL playoffs

Written by Mike White on .

By Mike White | Monday, April 26, 2010, 11:50 a.m.

Ever wonder what kind of money a school can get for making the WPIAL playoffs in revenue-producing sports?

The WPIAL recently released its school shares for the 2009-10 school year. The only sports where schools get money back from playoff revenues are football, boys' and girls' soccer, and boys' and girls' basketball. Other sports do not produce playoff revenue for the WPIAL. The school shares are from ticket revenue and after expenses paid by the WPIAL. For example, when a school hosts a playoff game, the WPIAL must pay to rent the venue and also pay for workers at the game. The workers are for everything from ticket takers, to game officials, security, clock operator, etc. Schools that participate in playoff games are not reimbursed for their expenses, such as bus rental.

The WPIAL splits ticket revenue 50/50 with participating schools in each playoff game.

Obviously, the further a school goes in the playoffs, and the more tickets that are sold, the more money a school gets. The school that made the most money is Hopewell, with $9,223.41. Hopewell made it to the WPIAL championship in both football and girls' basketball.

You'll see from the figures below that schools aren't raking in money when they make the playoffs, but in these days of shrinking athletic budgets, it is nice a for a school to maybe bring in a few thousand dollars. Fifteen schools made more than $5,000.

Here are the schools that made at least $1,000 for the 2009-10 season (keep in mind this does not include any revenue made from PIAA playoff games and this is only for revenue sports - football, boys' and girls' soccer, boys' and girls' basketball)

1. Hopewell, 9,223.41.

2. Bethel Park 9.090.89

3. Gateway 8,150.49

4. South Fayette 7,680.98

5. Beaver Falls, 7,665.76

6. Mt. Lebanon 7,463.35

7. Chartiers Valley 7,390.26

8. North Allegheny, 7,188.06

9. Hampton, 6,702.01

10. North Catholic, 6,615.04

11. Woodland Hills, 6,474.68

12. New Castle, 6,178.69

13. Aliquippa, 6,170.96

14. Mount Pleasant, 5,685.30

15. Thomas Jefferson, 5,517.15

16. Greensburg Central Catholic, 4,948.45

17. Mars, 4,646.91

18. West Allegheny, 4,533.88

19. Central Catholic, 4,427.41

20.Springdale, 4,257.69

21. Upper St. Clair, 4,239.15

22. Laurel, 4,181.42

23. Baldwin, 4,076.87

24. North Hills, 3,645.54

25. Shaler, 3,348.54

26. Freeport, 3,327.51

27. Rochester, 3,240.99

28. Seton-LaSalle, 3,116.84

29. Uniontown, 2,952.58

30. Keytone Oaks, 2,939.69

31. Franklin Regional, 2,740.18

32. McGuffey, 2,621.46

33. Penn Hills, 2,501.27

34. Sewickley Academy, 2,475.05

35. Greensburg Salem, 2,466.04

36. Beaver, 2,449.81

37. Clairton, 2,425.79

38. McKeesport, 2,388.35

39. Jeannette, 2,331.61

40. Lincoln Park, 2,326.64

41. Seneca Valley, 2,256.28

42. Belle Vernon, 2,158.99

43. Vincentian, 1,813.47

44. Indiana, 1,736.31

45. Center, 1,616.24

46. Kittanning, 1,606.02

47. Avonworth, 1,592.61

48. Plum, 1,587.35

49. Shady Side Academy, 1,549.04

50. Penn-Trafford, 1,515.28

51. Serra, 1,490.63

52. Trinity, 1,374.29

53. Beth-Center, 1,361.71

54. Montour, 1,347.88

55. Latrobe, 1,328.36

56. Peters Township, 1,237.05

57. Sto-Rox, 1,132.05

58. Washington, 1,102.96

59. Fort Cherry, 1,054.35

60. West Mifflin, 1,047.14

 

 

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