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Fans use unique seats to cheer on Cardinal baseball

Justin Newby (Source: WAVE 3 News) Justin Newby (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A rambunctious fan base is becoming popular near Jim Patterson stadium.
 
Nearing the end of the season, a unique University of Louisville baseball fan group chooses to show their support from outside of the stadium.
 
Cardinal baseball fan, Justin Newby, has spent the past five years watching games atop his garage roof.
 
"From the time the game starts, people just trickle through here all day long," Newby said.
 
Newby is one of the most popular fans among Cardinal baseball. Spotted on ESPN several time, his hot spot viewing area is becoming rather desirable.

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"I mean the view is great, you can see home plate, home dug out and the whole field," Newby said. "Our group ranges from ten people, to twenty and sometimes thirty people," he added.
 
Almost as popular as the men on the field, these diehard fans aim to include everyone in their fun.
 
"I think during game time and tournament time, people are looking forward to us being up here on the roof and cheering on the Cards," Newby said.
 
Newby and his friends find joy in shouting at the opposing team and getting the outfield crowd in on the fun too.
 
"We also have a large chant going with fans in the back field, C-A-R-D-S," Newby said. "Even fans walking by are always throwing their L's up,"
 
Newby's neighbors aren't scared of the height either, as they often hop from one rooftop to another to get the perfect view. Newby said the secret to playing it safe is pure luck.
 
However, the secret to getting an invite to Newby's viewing parties isn't too hard to figure out.
 
"Everyone at least has to be in UofL gear," he said. "If you're not in UofL gear, you're not allowed on the roof."
 
The Cards play Western Michigan Friday at 6 p.m.
 
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