The Mets are using cardboard cutouts of fans to put in the seats at Citi Field during the 2020 season with no actual fans allowed in for games because of the coronavirus pandemic. They are free for season-ticket holders who re-up for 2021, but any fan also can purchase one for $86.

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Cardboard cutouts of fans are seen in the right field seats before an MLB baseball game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on Friday, July 24, 2020.

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Cardboard cutouts of fans are seen in the right field seats before an MLB baseball game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on Friday, July 24, 2020.

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Mets employees place cutouts of fans in the seats, including one of a dog, before the Opening Day baseball game between the Mets and the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field, Friday, July 24, 2020.

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Mets employees place cutouts of fans in the seats before the Opening Day baseball game between the Mets and the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field, Friday, July 24, 2020.

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Mets special assistant to the general manager Omar Minaya in a sea of fan cardboard cutouts an exhibition game at Citi Field on Saturday July 18, 2020.

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The Mets face the Yankees in an exhibition game at Citi Field on Saturday, July 18, 2020 in front of a crowd of cardboard cutouts.

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The Mets face the Yankees in an exhibition game at Citi Field on Saturday, July 18, 2020 in front of a crowd of cardboard cutouts.

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The Mets face the Yankees in an exhibition game at Citi Field on Saturday, July 18, 2020 in front of a crowd of cardboard cutouts.

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Mets special assistant to the general manager Omar Minaya (left) and GM Brodie Van Wagenen (center) speak with Yankees GM Brian Cashman (right) in a sea of fan cardboard cutouts an exhibition game at Citi Field on Saturday July 18, 2020.

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Cutouts of fans are seen in the seats at Citi Field during the the New York Mets summer camp on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

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Cutouts of fans are seen in the seats at Citi Field during the the New York Mets summer camp on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

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Cutouts of fans are seen in the seats at Citi Field during the the New York Mets summer camp on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

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Cutouts of fans are seen in the seats at Citi Field during the the New York Mets summer camp on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

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Cutouts of fans are seen in the seats at Citi Field during the the New York Mets summer camp on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

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Cutouts of fans are seen in the seats at Citi Field during the the New York Mets summer camp on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

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Cutouts of fans are seen in the seats at Citi Field during the the New York Mets summer camp on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

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Cutouts of fans are seen in the seats as the New York Mets take batting practice during summer camp at Citi Field on Thursday, July 16, 2020.