There will be more members of Rider Nation able to be at the season's home opener.
It could be a record breaking evening at Mosaic Stadium as the Roughriders host the Calgary Stampeders in their home opener.
There could be some 40,000 people crammed into the stadium tonight, which would be the most for a home opener in Riders history.
"One of the best things about coming to Saskatchewan is knowing the rivalries, and it's going to be a packed house every single game," said defensive end Ricky Foley. "The crowd really is the 13th man out here."
Some changes are being made to the Saskatchewan Roughriders line up for their game against the Calgary Stampeders.
Unlike last year when head coach Corey Chamblin seemed to make change for the sake of change, this week injuries and a returning player are forcing his hand.
The biggest name returning to the field, in terms of impact and size is defensive lineman Tearrius George, who was suspended last week because of a hit he put on Stampeders quarterback Drew Tate in last year's west semi-final.
It appears the CFL doesn't buy Dwight Anderson and the team's excuse for the throat-slashing gesture against Edmonton.
Since that game ended, Anderson, head coach Corey Chamblin and the rest of the team have been saying that it was a poorly designed play call...well few believed it, and apparently the league doesn't either.
Anderson was fined by the league on Wednesday for the gesture, he was also fined for abuse of officials, likely for whatever he said in that tirade that caused Chamblin to use a timeout to get Anderson off the field.
Football is a game of the elements, and this week has been a big test for the Riders.
They've been out every day so far in this blistering heat that has taken over Saskatchewan for the last few days.
The heat is not only tough on those watching, but especially those playing, and even more so the biggest guys on the field, those along the line of scrimmage.
"I prefer late November when it's minus-20 than this real hot stuff," said offensive lineman Brendon LaBatte.
There's a good chance you'll see some old fashioned football at Mosaic Stadium on Friday night.
The Riders and Stampeders are set to take to the field with the two best running backs in the league after week one. The same running backs who finished first and second in rushing last year.
Kory Sheets vs. Jon Cornish.
The battle for the rushing crown is off to a hot start with Cornish running for 172 yards against the B.C. Lions and Sheets going for 131 against the Eskimos.
While lots of attention is on Dwight Anderson, there was another play with some controversy in the Riders win over Edmonton.
It was along the sideline, when Macho Harris jumped in front of a pass from Mike Reilly. At live speed, it certainly didn't look like Harris had made the catch in bounds, but a replay painted a different picture.
"I definitely had it, when I looked back at the film I definitely had the interception," said Harris.
It was the talk around water coolers today...what happened to Dwight Anderson in Edmonton, and what set him off?
Anderson, and the team are still sticking to the line that it was a poor choice of a signal calling.
"That's illegal I guess in the CFL," said Anderson. "So, we went back to the office and changed it."
Anderson was even asked to show whatever the signal he gave was, but wouldn't play along. Anderson however did appear to be playing his own game, as he was rather stand-offish and short when asked a number of questions from reporters.
After a long winter without any Saskatchewan Roughrider action, most fans were watching Saturday’s game to see the star players. But for Moose Jaw’s Steinhauer family, all eyes were fixed on number 75.
After Levi Steinhauer was picked in the fifth round of the 2013 CFL draft, his father Keith took the family down to Saskatoon to celebrate with a family supper.
“Levi was just relaxed that somebody took him. He wasn’t wondering anymore,” said Keith prior to the season opener. “It was lots of fun.”
The Saskatchewan Roughriders started fast and never looked back as they crushed the Eskimos 39-18 in Edmonton.
The Riders opened the game with the ball, and drove it 74 yards for the touchdown, including some 50 yards in combined offence from Kory Sheets alone. That drive would foreshadow what would end up being a career game for Sheets with 131 yards rushing, he added .
Sheets would end the game with a new career high in rushing yards with 135. His previous best was 113 against the Toronto Argonauts last year.