Several MLB organizations have expressed optimism about being able to have fans — even if only at 20% capacity — in their home ballparks this season, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. But the San Francisco Giants have already told season-ticket holders that there won’t be fans at home games this season.
Well, at least not actual people in attendance at Oracle Park.
Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports that the Giants will have a Fan Cutout Program, allowing fans to submit an image that the Giants will place in the seats during games.
The Giants have told season ticket holders that they won't have fans at games this year. They will have a Fan Cutout Program, allowing them to submit an image to be placed in the stands during home games.
— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) June 26, 2020
The Giants told season-ticket holders that the cutout images “will be made of weatherproof material and will be placed as close to the season-ticket holders’ seats as possible,” according to ESPN.
Additionally, non-season-ticket holders can also get a cutout image placed in the Oracle Park stands for a $99 fee.
the KBO has cardboard cutouts of fans in the stands and it's kind of genius 😂 pic.twitter.com/g5CcXDWict
— SB Nation (@SBNation) May 10, 2020
And the CPBL has even given robot mannequins a try.