You have a chance to be in Heinz Field, Fitzgerald Field House and the Petersen Sports Complex to cheer on the Panthers, even if you’re watching the games from home.
Fans can purchase cutouts of themselves for premium locations close to the playing surface for football, volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer games. The cutouts are $50 for Fitzgerald and the Petersen complex and $100 for Heinz Field. For another $50, football Coach Pat Narduzzi will sign your image. And you can have the cutout sent home to you at the end of the season for $20; all will be authenticated as game-used by Pitt Athletics.
Orders will be taken throughout the season from Sticker Genius and will be placed inside of the venue of your choice as they are received. All proceeds go to Pitt Athletics to support student-athletes.
Pitt’s football team plays Louisville on Sept. 26, so it’s too late to get your face in the stadium for that one. The next home game is Oct. 3 against N.C. State. Fans were banned from all September games in Heinz Field. There’s no word yet on when they’ll be allowed back in the stadium, but even if they are, capacity will be limited.
Pat Narduzzi told reporters on Thursday that he hopes Gov. Tom Wolf will allow fans in Heinz Field for Pitt’s final three home games, according to the Post-Gazette.
“I feel bad for our kids. You look around the country and see fans in the stands. … I think there’s a safe way to at least have our (players’) parents at a game.” Narduzzi said.
Submissions for the cutouts should be a new vertical photo of yourself from the waist up with arms below your shoulders. Stand 5 feet away from camera (no selfies), in a space with a solid, one color background and good lighting. One person per cutout photo.
Wear your Pitt-branded clothing. There should be no commercial advertising, including company names, apparel brands, hashtags, social media handles, phone numbers, logos, slogans or other branding (especially of other teams) on your clothes or in the background. Also prohibited: Political statements, logos, slogans or other political content; offensive or negative comments about Pitt or any other sports team; and lewd, inappropriate or offensive photos.
Pitt reserves the right to reject any photo that it determines violates these guidelines. Pitt will not be obligated to provide the purchaser a refund if a submitted photo is rejected for any of these reasons.
— Susan Jones
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