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Dodgers Offering Fans Opportunity to Purchase Seats in 2020… But There’s a Catch



[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

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. 

More info on how to purchase here.

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.

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. If I get hit in the face, while I give my cardboard cutout, to sit at the new “home run seats” do I get to sue Kasten & Co??

    • As the cutout would still be the ownership of the Dodgers, they would bill you for any damage to the cutout. Apparently, eight-billion dollars wasn’t enough? Please say this is not real.

      • Mike you sound like a crybaby communist liberal and that wannabe king in the white office you worship would think so too and have zero sympathy for how much you are paying for that cutout

        • Why were you so easily triggered by this comment I made? Believe it or not, it’s not directed at you or for you. Please read your comment. There is no rationality to it.
          Stop obsessing over my comments.
          I’m not that important, really, I’m not!

          • You’re right you aren’t that important but you think you are. If I recall I triggered you into making 4 comments for me the other day desperately trying to explain yourself, and Mookie did a pretty good job triggering you too

  2. Yeah, it’s pricey, but…

    1. Dodgers are not making money off of this. “Net proceeds from the fan cutouts will benefit the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation”
    2. This is tax deductible
    3. You get to take your cutout home at the end of the season

  3. I have been to at least one Dodger game every year they have been in LA for the last 62 seasons from 1958 at the Coliseum to 2019 at Dodger Stadium (i was there for the first game on April 10, 1962). The first game I saw in 1958 Duke Snider hit a 9th inning walkoff HR to beat the Giants and give Sandy Koufax the win. I was at the Coliseum on Roy Campanella Night a year later. I have seen 4 ho-hitters, 2 by Koufax including his Perfect Game (and also the last game he pitched in the 66 Series). I saw Fernando beat the Yankees in the 1981 Series and Kershaw beat the Astros in 2017. And too many other highlights to mention with members of my 4 generation Dodger Fan family (from the Duke to Cody Bellinger).
    I am very sad that my streak may end. I feel like Lou Gehrig or Cal Ripkin Jr. or Steve Garvey (NL record) to finally sit out a season (or a game in their cases) and have No Say in the matter. A cardboard cut out of me is not going to do it. I would be happy to wear a hazmat suit and sit in the last row of the Top Deck. I guess I could even survive without a Dodger Dog as long as I could see a game. Go Dodgers!

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