For roughly the average price of a single-game ticket at Citizens Bank Park, Phillies fans will be able to buy a cardboard cutout of their likeness that will be affixed to a seat at a game this season.
The cost of the 18-by-36-inch cutouts will be $40 for the general public, $25 for season-ticket holders, with net proceeds going to benefit Phillies Charities, the team said Wednesday in a news release. Further details on how to buy the cutouts will be forthcoming, according to the Phillies.
The organization is dedicating this week’s season-opening series to health-care workers on the front lines of COVID-19.
Hundreds of cutouts in the Diamond Club seats behind home plate will feature high-resolution photos of doctors, nurses, and staff from Nemours Children’s Health System and Jefferson Health.
“We are proud to honor the countless health-care heroes who have shown extraordinary care and commitment to our community during this pandemic,” Phillies executive vice president David Buck said in a statement. “As our broadcast cameras capture the ‘crowd’ on Nemours Opening Day, we want our doctors, nurses, and health-care workers to know that we are so grateful for their sacrifice and courage.”