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Michigan State athletics to sell cardboard cutouts for football season

October 6, 2020
Photo credit: Michigan State Athletics
Photo credit: Michigan State Athletics

Michigan State athletics will be selling cardboard cutouts for fans who would like to put their picture in Spartan Stadium as the season gets ready to begin against Rutgers on Oct. 24.

Michigan State partnered with Perk Social to create the cutouts for fans wanting to show off their Spartan pride. Cutouts cost $55 for season ticket holders, $75 for sideline and end zone sections and $50 for MSU students, Jr. Spartan Club members, and pets. If buyers would like to keep the cutout after the season, they will have to pay $25 for shipping.

Cutouts will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to have your cutout for the home opener vs. Rutgers, you must purchase one by Oct. 17. Cutouts will also be in place for all home games, including a possible game on Dec. 19 for the cross-divisional consolation games the Big Ten has implemented for the upcoming season.

Pro sports were among the first to create the custom cardboard cutouts for fans when sports began to return in the summer. The NBA took it a step further in their bubble with virtual fans via Zoom in the background.

Longtime season ticket holder Don Fletcher, who has had season tickets for 65 years, said that this could be a good way to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I think that would be kind of cool if you could get a picture of you or the family to be in a certain location,” Fletcher said. “I think everyone is trying to get back to a new normal."

This new addition to Spartan Stadium for the season will energize fans as well as help the athletic department cover the revenue lost with a delayed football season without fans.

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