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Dodgers to sell seats outfitted with cutouts of fans’ faces

Fans celebrate as the Dodgers beat the Astros 3-1 in Game 6 of the World Series on Oct. 31 at Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers allow fans to submit photos of themselves to be used in cutouts that will be placed in seats during games.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Your real self might not be able to enjoy a game at Dodger Stadium this season, but your virtual self can.

The Dodgers are the latest team to join the cutout craze: Submit a photo and the team will turn it into a cutout and display it in a seat all season. If the camera locks in on just the right spot, you could see your face at a game while you watch on television.

The Dodgers will hold a presale for season ticket holders Tuesday afternoon, with cutouts available to the public Wednesday.

Edwin Rios, a utility player with power, could make the Dodgers opening day squad because of the new NL designated hitter rule and expanded roster.

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The team is charging either $149 or $299 for the season, depending on location, with proceeds going to the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation. The $149 cutouts will be displayed on the field and loge levels, with the $299 cutouts in the seats most likely to be seen on television: the dugout club behind home plate and the new “home run” seats immediately behind the outfield wall.

The Dodgers will not allow fans to display loyalty toward another team: “Cutouts cannot be used to cheer on an opposing team.”

But neither will they permit you to virtually heckle the Houston Astros, with “offensive or negative references to any MLB team” strictly forbidden.

The Dodgers said the cutouts will be made of a weatherproof material, with fans allowed to take theirs home after the season. In the event the team is allowed to sell tickets later in the season, the Dodgers said they would “reserve the right to relocate or remove fan cutouts,” with no refunds or credits to buyers of the cutouts.

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The San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics and Milwaukee Brewers are among other teams selling cutouts, with the Giants offering them free to season ticket holders and selling them for $99 otherwise. The A’s priced their cutouts from $49 to $149.

The Angels said they have not decided whether to sell cutouts for their home games.


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