The game is underway and fans are shoulder-to-shoulder in the stands, just as they're supposed to be. But, last season Alcester-Hudson fans weren't clamoring to chant "Go Cubs Go!"
"Last year we were going through the drought year, and we were figuring out the budget. And, we thought what can we do to help people through these tough times," asked superintendent Tim Rhead. "And, we came up with the idea of not charging admission into the games."
The idea, which was passed by the school board, has stuck around for a second season.
"It's awesome. I think we get more of a crowd to come out to support the Cubs when the admission is free. It's just so great," said Cubs fans Angie Sogn.
Added coach Brian Haake, "I think it's a great deal. The more people the better. The kids like it, the coaches like it, we like to have people here. I hope they keep doing it."
On this night the 4-0 Cubs are hosting the also undefeated Garretson Blue Dragons. The free admission was welcomed by the opposing crowd.
"It really surprised me when I saw the signs when we pulled up. That's kind of nice," said Blue Dragons fan Jay Held.
"(We) probably hear it more from the visiting crowds when they show up and realize they don't have to pay," said Rhead. "They're like oh my gosh I can't believe this. This is great."
Considering it would cost a family of five $25 to get into a game, everyone here is happy to keep some extra cash in their wallets.