You can't go to Phillies home games in 2020, but you can still make your presence felt.
In the near future, the Phillies are offering fans a chance to be "part of the crowd" this summer with cardboard cutouts of themselves in the stands. It costs $25 for season-ticket holders and $40 for the general public to be on a Phillies game face, with all net proceeds going to Phillies Charities.
The Phillies say more details are coming for interested fans.
For opening weekend this Friday through Sunday at Citizens Bank Park against the Marlins, the Phillies will honor health care workers from Nemours and Jefferson University Hospital by making cardboard cutouts of doctors, nurses and other front-line medical personnel.
The cutouts will be behind home plate for the first week of games. Each high resolution, color image cutout will be 18" x 36" and will show the medical workers in various poses while wearing their respective hospital uniforms and/or Phillies gear.
"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 Dave 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."
The 60-game MLB season kicks off Thursday and the Phillies' season opener is Friday at 7:05 p.m. on NBC Sports Philadelphia. Here is the full broadcast schedule.
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Phillies offering fans a chance to be seen in the stands this season originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia