It is still unclear if fans will be allowed to attend Royals games this year, although the club did say today that for the start of the season, the plan is to have no fans at games. But if fans aren’t physically present, the Royals hope they can provide the next best thing.
The Royals announced their “Fanbassador” program today, which will allow season ticket holders to place a plastic cutout of their photo to populate the stands during games. The cost will be $40 and a portion of the proceeds will go towards the Royals Respond Fund to aid food insecurity in the Kansas City area due to COVID-19. Similar programs have been done in the Premier League in England and by the Oakland Athletics.
Initially there will be only 500 made available, so in a way, it will look like a Royals/White Sox weekday afternoon game in 2006.
The idea prompted Cody Tapp of 610 Sports to think, what photo would you use?
Royals have told season ticket holders they can order a hard plastic cutout of themselves to be put in a seat at Kauffman. Reply with what photo of yourself you would use— Cody Tapp (@codybtapp) July 1, 2020
Can't wait to get my cardboard cutout for Royals games this year! pic.twitter.com/ufZvY56P9r— The **SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE** Fake Ned (@TheFakeNed) July 1, 2020
Of course, you don’t have to use a photo of yourself, how would the Royals know?
Sending my Royals fan cutout to Kauffman Stadium pic.twitter.com/Drbp2458bI— Kev (@KevinMcGannon) July 1, 2020
What image would you use? Keep it rated PG!