You may not be able to physically cheer on the Boys in Blue at Dodger Stadium when the 2020 season belatedly begins next week — but you can still have a presence in the ballpark at home games.
The Dodgers on Tuesday announced that they will be selling cardboard cutouts with fans’ photos that will be displayed in the stands for the entire season.
The cutouts will each cost either $299 for the Dugout Club and the new Pavilion Home Run Seats, or $149 for the Loge and Field levels, according to a news release from the team.
Net proceeds will go to the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation.
Presale began Tuesday for My Dodgers Members and Premium Clients, while everyone else will be able to reserve a cutout beginning 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dodgers.com/FanCutouts.
Like all Major League Baseball teams, the Dodgers won’t be hosting any fans this abbreviated season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“While we are saddened that they will not be part of the live experience, the personalized cutouts will bring a bit of color to the stadium during these challenging times,” Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation CEO Nichol Whiteman said in a news release.
Other teams are allowing fans to purchase cardboard cutouts of themselves as a way to mitigate some of the effects of mostly empty stadiums, including the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics.
The Dodgers are scheduled to open the season at home against the Giants next Thursday.