Kansas City Royals

Royals feature ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ cardboard cutout in Kauffman Stadium stands

The Kansas City Royals are finding creative ways to fill Kauffman Stadium

The Royals don’t have to worry about the pressures of fan attendance during a retooling of sorts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but in their spare time, the creative types are using such a dilemma to their advantage. Like most MLB teams, the Royals are placing fan cutouts in the stands, which are paid for by supporters of the team. The cutouts themselves are $40 apiece, with the money going to coronavirus research. It’s a win for everyone, but it’s tough to fill an entire stadium, or even partially, without actually allowing fans to attend the games.

So what’s a ticket sales operative to do? Well, why not fill the stands with some famous movie characters?

The Royals included cutouts of storm troopers and Bernie from the famous film ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’

In this case, instead of a weekend away, Bernie gets a night at the ballpark. It’s the perfect supplement.

The Royals still hope to have some fan attendance in 2020, per Royals VP of Publicity Tony Cook. As unlikely as that sounds, at the very least Kansas City is finding new and unique ways to get supporters involved in the game.

“I think a lot of people right now don’t really know what they can do to give back, and when you have a chance to do something that’s cool and give back, I think that’s a great opportunity,” Jeremy Danner, a member of The Keep at Kauffman Stadium fan club, told FOX 4 Kansas City.

Sure, it’s not the same as a night at the ballpark, but it’s a start.

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