Thousands of Bison fans attend pep fest in FriscoFrisco, TX (WDAY TV) - Any athlete will tell you about the importance of warming up before a big game. Friday night, a very vocal Bison fan base in Frisco took the concept to heart as they practiced packing a ballpark on the eve of the FCS Championship.
By: Drew Trafton, WDAY
Frisco, TX (WDAY TV) - Any athlete will tell you about the importance of warming up before a big game.
Friday night, a very vocal Bison fan base in Frisco took the concept to heart as they practiced packing a ballpark on the eve of the FCS Championship.
Welcome to pep fest, everyone. If practice makes perfect then this crowd of more than 10,000 Bison faithful should be primed and ready to turn in a Fargodome like roar on Championship Saturday.
"Come on, we're playing for a three-peat how are we doing tonight?!"
Dr. Pepper Ballpark is the home of a Texas Rangers minor league baseball affiliate but with all the green and gold you'd never know it.
From live music from Fargo band 32 Below to a fireworks display the jam packed facility radiated with North Dakota State pride.
In fact, it was enough to make full grown Bison fans giddy like children on Christmas Eve.
"Hey, let's get on TV, baby!"
Ann Williams/Bison Fan: "Woo! A lot of energy. As you can see there's a lot of energy. It's a good crowd and what amazes me is all the different ages."
And a normal tailgate look like a tea party.
"Yeah, go Bison. Let's go."
And the best part, according to some fans is that it all took place within eyesight of a certain Towson University team hotel.
Adam Little/Bison Fan:" It lets them know, we're here to win. We're here as a fan base to represent NDSU and have a great time."
But they promise it's just a small taste compared to what they have in store for Saturday.
"Go Bison! Go Bison! Go green and gold! Go Bison!"
This was the second year the event was held at Dr. Pepper Ballpark.
The event outgrew its first home at a hotel convention center after the venue ran out of beer, and unconfirmed reports on social media, some bars ran out of beer, too.