As well as creating history by advancing all the way to their first major final with a 5-3 win over Sheffield United in the semi-final the Tigers' FA Cup exploits are now guaranteed to leave their mark on the club's balance sheets for 2013-14.
Taking into account prize money, TV revenue and gate receipts, it is estimated City will be at least £6m better off following a return trip to Wembley next month – a figure that effectively covers the January arrival of Shane Long from West Bromwich Albion.
Although it remains a sum dwarfed by the vast income generated by a season in the Premier League – expected to be at least £60m – City's earnings from the FA Cup have become a tidy bonus for the club's owners Assem and Ehab Allam.
The club are also rewarding season pass holders who bought FA Cup semi-final tickets with first priority for the final
City have been allocated 25,000 tickets for the Wembley final against Arsenal on May 17. Fans will be situated at the eastern end of the stadium, which they occupied for the semi-final.
Tickets for the final are priced from £45 for adults and £35 concessions. Every season pass holder is guaranteed a ticket, which will be sold in four phases, if they want one.