COBB COUNTY, Ga. — It’s Opening Week for Major League Baseball and fans may be feeling a little down since they can’t attend the games physically in person.
The Atlanta Braves though have a new way to keep the fan experience alive. The team is selling cardboard cutouts of fans in Braves gear to put in the stands at Truist Park.
Here’s how it works. Fans make a $50 or $25 donation if they are an A-List member to the Atlanta Braves Foundation. The funds will go toward COVID-19 pandemic relief efforts.
Fans then upload their photos following these guidelines. The Braves will create the cardboard cutout off the photo and place it behind home plate or one of the dugouts.
There is a deadline Tuesday for fans who want their cutouts before the home opener. Any purchases made after Tuesday are not guaranteed of being installed by July 29.
Fans will be notified of their section but not the exact seat location, so be on the lookout for them during the games.
The cutout will remain in the ballpark for games without fans, but fans will have the option to pick theirs up after the season.
The Braves open the season on the road against New York Mets Friday with first pitch set for 4:10 p.m.
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