East Carolina University will host the conference USA Championship game in Greenville, for the first time ever.
At the same time, the Christmas Parade will march through downtown, making this a busy weekend in the city.
For businesses, fans are starting to gear up for the game buying championship shirts along with purple and gold ponchos.
Inside Dowdy Ficklen Stadium the field gets a face lift.
As Conference USA rules advise, the hosting team has to appear neutral.
So announcements of "first down pirates" and the song "purple haze" may not be heard during this game Saturday, the athletics department says it doesn't mean the fans can't display their purple pride.