This photo taken on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, shows the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D., home of North Dakota State college football. ESPN is taking its College GameDay show to Fargo on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, for North Dakota State's NCAA college football game game against Delaware State. Some Bison fans are ecstatic while others are grumbling about ESPN setting up downtown near the Fargo Theatre instead of the Fargodome, where dozens of green and yellow coach buses and other homemade party wagons tailgate. (AP Photo/The Forum, Michael Vosburg)
Last Modified: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:28 PM
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — ESPN has decided to stray from its normal game plan for its popular College GameDay show and stage Saturday's event before the North Dakota State game in Fargo.
It will be the fourth-ever Football Championship Subdivision matchup featured on the show. ESPN officials say they like NDSU's standing as two-time defending FCS champs and current No. 1 team.
The show will be aired in front of the historic Fargo Theatre in the city's downtown, a move that isn't popular with all fans. Many wanted it near the team's indoor football stadium and tailgating area.
ESPN officials say they have been moving away from such backdrops, and say downtown will show the school, city and state in the best light.
NDSU hosts Delaware State at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.