It's hard to believe that a year ago Evansville High School football fans had a much different view than they do today.
"It was painful for a lot of people who had been around this community for a long time and had been a part of our football tradition," said Brian Cahsore, Evansville athletic director.
Last August, before the start of football season, the press box went up in flames. The fire destroyed the building and equipment inside.
Cashore said through support and donations from the community the athletic department was able to reach their goal.
"It wasn't easy but we found a way to get through it, again with a lot of effort from the community - rallying together, putting our heads together to figure out how to get through this," he said.
Community members and students teamed up to raise more than $15,000 dollars for the new press box, which was debuted at Friday night's first home game.