You can’t go to a Detroit Lions game at Ford Field, but your cardboard cutout can

Detroit Free Press

You may not be able to attend a Detroit Lions game at Ford Field until November, but your likeness can.

The Lions announced Thursday they will sell cutouts of fans for home games this fall that will be placed in the lower bowl of Ford Field.

Cutouts can be purchased on a full-season or individual game basis at DetroitLions.com, and all proceeds go to Detroit Lions Charities.

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The cutouts, popularized by Major League Baseball and other sports during the pandemic, cost $125 for season ticket holders or $150 for non-ticket holders for the season.

One fan per game can have their cutout seated near the Lions tunnel, next to a cutout of Barry Sanders.

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Fans can buy single-game cutouts for the Lions’ Crucial Catch game, which benefits cancer research and usually takes place in October, and the Salute to Service game, which usually happens in November, for $50.

The Lions announced two weeks ago they won’t have fans in the stadium for at least their first two games of the season, the Sept. 13 opener against the Chicago Bears and an Oct. 4 game against the New Orleans Saints.

State regulations currently prohibit crowds larger than 25% of a stadium’s capacity or 250 people, whichever is smaller, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lions president Rod Wood said this week he’s hopeful fans can return for the Lions’  Nov. 1 game against the Indianapolis Colts.

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