Streets are closed in Downtown Fargo as workers set up the stage for the ESPN event.
Given their Bison football team is drawing the national media to town, NDSU students are excited.
"Ever since they announced it, you can hear everyone talking about it. You go to sit down at lunch and you can hear people talking about if they're going to go," Peterson said.
NDSU Vanessa Peterson Is from Rosholt, South Dakota. She got student tickets for this weekend's game as soon as they became available. Other Students with South Dakota roots will be there too as long as they called in right away.
"By 9:00 Monday they were completely out of tickets to reserve. I had a friend that went on at 1:00 and he was number 1,011 on the waiting list for a ticket," Peterson said.
The City of Fargo isn't sure what kind of crowd to expect. But from security to parking its preparing.
The city is thankful to be in the national spotlight.
The exposure ESPN brings to Fargo, could be beneficial to the whole region.
"It is good for the whole region and another angle is that it's good for the Missouri Valley Football Conference," Mike Hahn with Fargo's Downtown Community Partnership said.
Which is also home to USD and SDSU bringing attention to South Dakota that way even if natives to the state don't.
"Considering I'm pretty short, I probably won't get on camera. That would be pretty fun though," Peterson said.
Whoever does will be seen across the country.
NDSU hosts Delaware St. at 2:30 p.m. in Fargo on Saturday.