The Los Angeles Dodgers have found an interesting way to keep fans involved in games this season.
As the Los Angeles Dodgers prepare to return to action for a shortened 2020 season without spectators in attendance, the team is offering fans a chance to see their likeness in the stands on cardboard cutouts.
Yes, you read that correctly. While you are sitting at home watching the Dodgers on television, a cutout with your face and upper body can be displayed somewhere in Dodger Stadium.
How do I get a fan cutout for the Dodgers?
Depending on where you want your fan cutout to sit, the Dodgers are charging $149 for Field Level or Loge Level seats and $299 for new Pavilion Home Run seats. Net proceeds will benefit the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation. Purchases are also tax-deductible net the fair market value of the cutout (valued at $11.25).
According to the team website, there is a limited number of cutouts available for purchase, so orders will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans can select the section where they want their cutout to be placed, but not the precise row or seat.
The Dodgers provide detailed instructions on how to take the best fan cutout photo. There are six steps outlined to make sure the picture will fit the cutout template.
While it doesn’t appear the Dodgers will follow the Oakland Athletics’ idea of giving fans a foul ball if it hits their cutout during the course of play, fans will be able to take their cutout home at the end of the season as a souvenir, as it will be authenticated as game-used by Major League Baseball.
As you would expect, there is a long list of rules for what is allowed to be included in the cutout photo. Besides the obvious restrictions on inappropriate content, photos cannot include social media handles or hashtags, cannot be used to cheer on an opposing team, include any reference to MLB players, make political statements, or reveal third party logos or branding.
For more information, check out the Dodger Stadium Fan Cutout information page. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maybe we will see your face in the stands soon!