Due to the coronavirus, many sports teams are playing games without fans in attendance. However, many stadiums and arenas are giving fans a chance to feel like they’re part of the action through cardboard cutouts.
After announcing there will be no fans at their home opener, the Cincinnati Bengals are now offering season-ticket holders and fans a chance to buy cardboard cutouts with their pictures to fill seats for the Week 1 game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
All net proceeds from the sales will benefit six of the Bengals’ longstanding community partners: The Boys & Girls Club, Freestore Foodbank, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Salvation Army, TriHealth’s Good Samaritan Foundation and United Way of Greater Cincinnati. Fans can choose where their donation goes. Those watching on TV will also see these partners’ logos featured on the seat coverings in the first seven rows of Paul Brown Stadium.
Season-ticket holders will receive a discount and pay just $50, while the public can purchase cutouts for $75. Cutouts will be placed in the end zone sections. This is a limited time opportunity through Tuesday, Sept. 1st at 5 p.m. EST.