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LSU fan cutouts placed in Tiger Stadium ahead of season opener

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Posted at 1:58 PM, Sep 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-26 23:01:04-04

LSU fans began taking their seats in Tiger Stadium Friday ahead of this weekend's season opener against Mississippi State.

Except, instead of actual people, this year the stands of Death Valley will be filled with their cardboard counterparts. Fans were able to purchase a cut out of themselves for $50 to be placed in the stands for the season opener. WBRZ got a sneak peek at what that will look like - and it's great.

Kids, local celebrities (former LSU gymnastics coach D-D Breaux is in the house), and adults alike make up the opener's special audience, along with a whole section with dozens of cardboard dogs.

Courtesy WBRZ

A spokesperson for the athletics department told WBRZ that about 1,500 fans paid to have their 2D likeness (or their pet's) in the stands, three times what officials originally expected to sell. Some actual fans will be seated among the cut-outs.

At the end of the season, fans will have the chance to stop by and pick up their cut-out. They'll be offered throughout the season. All proceeds will go to the Victory Fund, which will help student-athletes meet financial challenges presented by the pandemic. You can order one here.

LSU set attendance guidelines due to COVID-19, and only 25,000 fans will be able to attend a game at one time.

Read more from WBRZ here.

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