Interscholastic Athletics Admission Guidelines

Adult admission = $6.00 (all contests, single or double-header)

Student admission = $2.00 (all contests, single or double-header)

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FCPS Athletic Event Admission sign


  • All FCPS employees and WCPS employees (from Boonsboro HS, Clear Spring HS, North Hagerstown HS, Smithsburg HS, South Hagerstown HS and Williamsport HS) displaying a FCPS (or WCPS) photo ID (bearer only) will be admitted to all FCPS sponsored athletic contests free of charge. (Note: This does not include CMC championships, region and state events and may not include invitationals or competitions hosted by a school).
  • MPSSAA pass holders (bearer only) will be admitted to all FCPS sponsored contests free of charge.
  • All guests ages 60 or older will be admitted free of charge. Note: This does not include region and state events.
  • Children ages 7 and younger will be admitted free of charge.
  • Admission charges may be adjusted for county, holiday and invitational tournaments.
  • Some contests may require purchasing tickets in advance so guests are encouraged to contact the appropriate school well in advance of a big event.
  • Local FCPS schools will provide season/sport pass opportunities for students, parents and communities.

In recent years, many sports fans have lost perspective and have associated the collegiate and professional sports with that of high school programs. Consequently, some problem areas not associated with an educational program have occurred.

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A Fan's Responsibilities
  • Show respect for the opponent at all times. The opponent should be treated as a guest, greeted cordially on arriving, given the best accommodations and offered tolerance, honesty and generosity.
  • Show respect to the officials. Officials should be recognized as impartial arbitrators who are trained to do their job and who can be expected to do it to the best of their ability.
  • Know, understand and appreciate the rules of the contest. A familiarity with the current rules of the game in recognition of their necessity for a fair contest is essential.
  • Maintain self-control at all times. A prerequisite of good sportsmanship requires one to understand his/her own bias or prejudice and to have the ability to recognize that rational behavior is more important than the desire to win.
  • Recognize and appreciate skill and performance regardless of affiliation. Applause for an opponent's good performance is a demonstration of generosity and proper sportsmanship.