NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - After the raucous celebrations witnessed at Rutgers men’s basketball games last season, no one will ever accuse Scarlet Knights fans of having wooden personalities.
The folks at fancutouts.com will convert an image of your scarlet-painted face and jersey-adorned body into a cardboard cutout that will be seated inside the RAC.
The prices range from $60 for a fan, $50 for a season ticket holder and $30 for a student.
It will be the only way to be at a Rutgers basketball or wrestling match this winter after school officials announced Friday that they will not permit fans into home games because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Phil Murphy's latest executive order limits indoor gathering (including indoor entertainment venues) to 10 people as of today. Indoor practices or competitions can go over the 10-person cap but only for people deemed necessary (players, coaches, referees). If that limit is exceeded, spectators will not be allowed in.
The measures are being reinstated following the Garden State’s largest tallies since the virus first showed up in New Jersey 257 days ago. The state saw 4,395 new cases Saturday and 4,540 Sunday.
Not having live fans in the building could be especially tough for the men's basketball team, which went 18-1 at the RAC during the 2019-20 season.