The Los Angeles Angels will open the coronavirus-delayed season July 24 at Oakland with no fans present, but cutouts of them in seats at the Oakland Coliseum, Major League Baseball announced Monday.
Fans will not be permitted to attend games at the Coliseum this season in accordance with local health and safety guidelines. Fans will have the opportunity to grab a seat at the Coliseum through the team’s Coliseum Cutouts program.
Cutouts are $89 each for general fans and $49 each for A’s Access members. Cutout to be placed in the “Foul Ball Zone,” which were priced at $129, are sold out.
Every cutout will remain in the ballpark for the 2020 regular season. Fans will have the option to pick it up following the season.
With every purchase of a cutout, fans will receive two tickets to the first exhibition game at the Coliseum during the 2021 season. Proceeds from Coliseum Cutouts benefit the Oakland A’s Community Fund.
This will be the fourth consecutive year the Angels have begun a season in the Oakland Coliseum. The Angels would become the first team to start four consecutive seasons in the same road stadium.
Following a four-game series in Oakland, the Angels will play their home opener July 28 against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium.
The Angels’ 60-game schedule consists of 40 games against American League West teams and 20 against National League West teams. The Angels will play interleague games at Angel Stadium Aug. 14-16 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Aug. 17-18 against the San Francisco Giants, Sept. 2-3 against the San Diego Padres and Sept. 15-17 against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Major League Baseball plans to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on Aug. 28, the date of the March on Washington in 1963, as well as the date in 1945 when Brooklyn Dodgers President Branch Rickey met with Robinson to discuss his future in MLB.
The new date is representative of both Robinson’s journey to break the color barrier and his life as a civil rights activist. Jackie Robinson Day is customarily celebrated on April 15, the anniversary of his breaking MLB’s color line in 1947.
The Angels will play at Angel Stadium Aug. 28 against the Seattle Mariners.
The Angels are also scheduled to play exhibition games July 20 at San Diego, July 21 at Dodger Stadium and July 22 at Angel Stadium against San Diego.
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