Large Cardboard Cutout Pictures of Individual Fans to be Placed in Cashman Field Seats In Response to Current State of Nevada Restrictions Against Fans Attending In-Person;
Home Opener Set For Saturday, August 1st against “That Team Up North.”
July 16, 2020 (Las Vegas, NV) -- Las Vegas Lights FC announced today a unique opportunity for all of its fans to still “attend” all of their matches this season at Cashman Field. Specifically, as a result of the current State of Nevada restrictions on fans attending sporting events, Lights FC has created a way for fans to submit pictures of themselves that will be converted into over-sized “cardboard fan cutouts” that will be placed throughout the Cashman Field seating bowl all season long.
“Obviously this season wasn’t what we originally planned, but we are going to do our best to make the best of a bad situation,” said Lights FC Owner & C.E.O. Brett Lashbrook. “We have the best fans in American soccer and we’re gonna prove it yet again.”
Fans can go to LightsFC.com/CutOut to purchase the cardboard fan cutouts at $30/each ($20/each for Lights FC Season Ticket Members). Fans will be given the option of keeping their personalized cutout once fans are allowed back into Cashman Field for home matches. Net proceeds will be donated to the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas L.I.F.E. which is currently spreading donations across a multitude of local charities focused on the various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lights FC started its season on March 7th with an away game. And its original home opener was scheduled for March 14th -- but was postponed a mere 48 hours before kick-off due to COVID-19. The Lights FC new home opener is now scheduled for Saturday, August 1st against that “Team Up North.” Due to the current State of Nevada restrictions against fans attending live sporting events, Lights FC will be playing all matches “closed-door” until further notice. However, all matches will continue to air live on ESPN+. Additionally, the Lights FC restart the 2020 season with an away match on July 25th at San Diego.
“We fully understand the Governor’s reasons for not allowing fans currently,” said Lashbrook. “But this provides a fun solution for us to still find ways to include our fans this season.”