CLEVELAND — With baseball underway at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario, many fans might miss being in the ballpark for the games since fans are prohibited due to COVID-19. The Indians, however, have come up with a solution to get fans in the stadium.
Fans who have been watching the games have probably noticed the cardboard cutouts of fans in the seats. The Indians, and other teams across the league, printed the fan cutouts for season ticket holders, but now any fan can get in on the action and have their cardboard doppelganger at Progressive Field to cheer on the Tribe.
For $100, fans can order a 24x18 inch cardboard cut out of themselves, a family member or friend, which will be placed throughout the ballpark from Aug. 21 until the end of the season.
Proceeds from the fan cutouts will benefit Cleveland Indians Charities.
Fans can purchase up to four cutouts per transaction, but keep it to appreciate people—the Indians reserve the right to refuse any photo at the club’s discretion.
While you might have a favorite seat, like behind home plate or hanging out by The Corner Bar, the team will randomly place the cutouts in the seats. The team expects the cutouts to remain in the same area throughout the season but there is the possibility they could be moved around, the team said.
Photos can not include slogans, websites, phone numbers, social media hashtags or handles, offensive or negative references to any team or player, the names of the players, political statements or endorsements, third party logos, celebrity images or any inappropriate content.
You won’t be able to get your cutout after the season, but all fans will be able to download a picture of their cutout in the stadium that will be posted to the Tribe’s social media accounts.
The cutouts are only available for a limited time and come on a first come first serve basis.
To learn more or to order your cutout, click here.