The UNC Department of Athletics is offering fans a virtual spot in the stands of Kenan Memorial Stadium this season in an attempt to keep them engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tar Heel fans can purchase $50 cutouts of themselves that will be in the stands of Kenan Memorial for the 2020 season. Fans can buy a cutout for $75 with an assistant coach’s signature or for $150 with head coach Mack Brown’s signature. After the final game, fans can pick up their cutout to keep for themselves.
The athletics department is not allowing attendance at home events until at least October, so the Kenan Memorial cutouts will fill the stands for now.
“I think the best thing about this idea is just that fans can still show their support and that we can still include fans on game day even though they can’t be inside the stadium,” Neal Franzer, director of marketing for UNC athletics, said.
Franzer and the athletic department are optimistic that fans will be receptive and generate enough excitement about the cutouts to potentially have them featured at other UNC venues.