Without spectators in seats, Oakland A's will put fans' photos on cardboard cutouts to fill stadium

Through the Oakland A's Coliseum Cutouts program, fans can purchase a cardboard cutout of themselves to be placed in the stadium's seats during games.

(Meredith) -- With Major League Baseball returning in July, things are going to look a bit different as teams will play without fans in the seats.

But the Oakland A's have come up with a way to fill the stands -- cardboard cutouts.

Through the team's Coliseum Cutouts program, fans can purchase a cardboard cutout of themselves to be placed in the stadium's seats during games. The cutouts will remain in the stadium for the entire 2020 season, and fans will be able to take them home at the end of the season.

Cardboard cutouts will cost $49 for A's Access members, $89 for general fans, and $129 for a Foul Ball Zone cutout. If a cutout in the Foul Ball Zone gets hit with a foul ball, the A's will mail that baseball to that fan.

Proceeds from the cardboard cutouts will benefit the Oakland A's Community Fund.

On June 24, MLB announced the league will return to play a 60-game regular season beginning on July 23 or 24. The league did not announce plans for a postseason. Players will report for training on July 1.

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