[Editor’s note: This story has been updated from an earlier version]
There won’t be any fans at the stadium this year, but Dodgers fans have the opportunity to sort of be there in spirit. And in cardboard.
The cardboard cutout of fans has become a popular item among baseball teams during conversations to get the sport moving again, and it looks like that conversation has made it’s way to Los Angeles.
Beginning on Tuesday, July 14th, fans will be able to purchase a cardboard cutout of themselves to be placed in the stands. If you’re looking to be on camera at a Dodgers game, this is probably one of your best chances to do so. Get those wallets ready though, because it comes at a steep price.
Had this sent to me… interesting and kinda pricey! Anyone want their face in the stands at Dodger Stadium? pic.twitter.com/qUFfq30T5D
— Clint Pasillas (FRG) (@realFRG) July 14, 2020
Season ticket holders get first dibs at purchasing seats before they go on sale to the general public starting Wednesday, July 15 at 10 am PT.
To be featured in the new home run seats located in the outfield pavilions, or to appear in the seats behind home plate, fans will have to pay $299. Getting your face into the field or loge levels will cost you about half of that at $149. Fans that have account credit for the 2020 season may apply this towards utilizing the cardboard cutouts.
Thankfully, proceeds will benefit the award-winning Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation for the 2020 season.
Early reactions triggered a little bit of anger in the comments section, with fans very upset at the high costs. Apparently Dodgers fans are none too pleased to see the team trying to make some money in this economy. But after learning that the cutouts will benefit the foundation, the crowd was more understanding.
It’s unclear at this time how the cutouts will be utilized and if they will remain in place throughout the entire season — more info to come on that from the Dodgers — but we now know they cutouts come with some limitations.
- Obscene, lewd, explicit, discriminatory, derogatory, violent, offensive, infringing, or otherwise inappropriate content
- Commercial advertisements, including sponsor names, logos, slogans, websites, and/or phone numbers
- Social media handles and hashtags
- Offensive or negative references to any MLB team
- Cutouts cannot be used to cheer on an opposing team
- Names, images, or likenesses of any MLB players
- Statements or endorsements of political issues or candidates
- Third party logos/branding.
So what I’m seeing is that you won’t be able to heckle the Houston Astros when they come to town, which is a bummer.