From the moment the first ticket was scanned, it was clear what people were coming to see at the Sanford Pentagon.
"Nate. SDSU Grad," Mike Pecenken from Mitchell said.
"Just to watch the game and check out Nate Wolters," Jennie Thompson from Madison said.
After taking their seats, the next thing to cross their minds was the first impressions to the Pentagon itself.
"Oh, it's a great facility. Some great seats around here and all sorts of good work going into this building and what they're doing here," Austin Miller from Sioux Falls said.
“Spectacular. Beautiful place. There's not a bad seat in the house. Can't get this close to professional basketball teams anywhere else,” Pecenken said.
Parts of the building bring with it a feeling like they're walking into the past.
"Heritage Court. The court they're going to play on has a very old-school feel, it's really cool, just a nice sight to see," Miller said.
"Well, almost like the old Frost Arena back in the days with the wood floors being shiny and the seating. You have all good seats here, too," Pecenken said.
It is a night to welcome back a fan-favorite, but also appreciate what the future may hold for Sioux Falls athletic events.
"We're Timberwolves fans, so it's nice to have something like this come close to South Dakota and be able to see the new Pentagon and the NBA at the same time,” Thompson said.
"Events like the Wisconsin game here is going to be successful and the training that they do here and all the events they want, they can get a good crowd here and it'll be a good atmosphere," Miller said.