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Show your face in Kenan Memorial Stadium

Carolina football fans can purchase a cardboard cutout of themselves to sit in the stands of Kenan Memorial Stadium for the fall season.

Graphic showing Ramses sitting in a stadium seat
(Image courtesy of Carolina Athletics)

Last week, Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham announced that Carolina will begin its fall sport seasons without fans at home events due to the coronavirus pandemic. This includes football. The attendance restriction will last through September, Cunningham wrote in his letter to season ticket holders, donors and Tar Heels fans. The athletics department will continue to work with medical experts and the University to evaluate safety conditions with the hope that they can increase capacity in October.

But Tar Heel fans still have a way to show their faces in Kenan Memorial Stadium — Kenan Cutouts.

Like personalized face coverings and fantastical Zoom backgrounds, these cardboard cutouts printed with above-the-waist images of fans are yet another pandemic-era innovation. Available for purchase, Kenan Cutouts will be placed in designated areas throughout Kenan Memorial Stadium. Exact seat requests cannot be accommodated, but the cutouts will remain in Kenan Memorial Stadium for the 2020 season, and the cutout will be available for pick up following the final game.

“We know this is disappointing to you — our fans, donors, and supporters — and our venues will not be the same without you there,” Cunningham wrote in last week’s letter. “We will particularly miss the energy, passion and Carolina Blue support of our students, who truly make game day special and unique.”

By purchasing a Kenan Cutout, students and other fans can still show their Carolina Blue support — in a way that is certainly unique.

You can make the cut

#BeTheOne and reserve a (virtual) spot in Kenan Memorial Stadium for the 2020 football season by ordering your Kenan Cutout today. Choose from a variety of options and price levels detailed below:

  • Fan cutout: $50
  • Cutout with an assistant coach’s signature: $75 (limited to 500 orders)
  • Cutout with a Coach Brown’s signature and photo of the cutout in the Tar Heels’ Locker Room: $150 (limited to 50 orders)

Purchase a cutout by Sunday, Sept. 6, at 11 p.m. to ensure its arrival by the first home game.

During these challenging economic times, purchasing a cutout will help provide critical support for Carolina’s 28 varsity programs and over 800 student-athletes. If you have questions during the ordering process, email cardboardfans@gmail.com.

Read more news about the fall season from Carolina Athletics.