The New York Islanders will sell cardboard cutouts to fans to fill the Nassau Coliseum during the 2021 season.
With no fans allowed in the Nassau Coliseum to watch the New York Islanders in the 2021 season, the team is taking advantage of the situation to raise some money for the Children’s Foundation by selling cardboard cutouts to season ticket holders and to the general public.
We’ve seen these cutouts in a number of arena’s and stadiums across the sports world as teams try to “pack” the stands while fans are kept outside due to the ongoing pandemic.
Here’s everything you need to know about who can get one, how much it costs, and where to place your order.
Fans In Seats…Sorta
All the information here was first reported by News 12’s Kevin Maher.
Season ticket holders will be given the first chance to buy cardboard cutouts. After that, the general public will be able to purchase the cutouts. According to Maher, the cost for these cutouts will be $75 for season ticket holders and $85 for the general public.
Bonus, if you order one you’ll get to keep it after the season. Who doesn’t want a game-used cardboard cutout of themselves? Maybe, if you’re lucky it might have some authentic puck marks for some errand biscuits flying around the empty arena.
(Having your cut out shipped to your home will cost another $25.)
Military personnel, front-line workers, and first responders will have a dedicated section in the arena.
The Islanders aren’t the first team to have proceeds from cutouts got to a charity Borussia Dortmund (German soccer team) raised nearly $50,000 for charity by selling cutouts to fans.
If you’re interested in buying one of these cutouts you can go to this link to complete the purchase: Islanders Fan Cutouts