OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - The NCAA announced the 16 sites that will host the 2021 baseball tournament and Oxford was named one of those locations.
On Thursday, local bars, hotels and retail stores prepared for a busy weekend.
"This means that the Square is about to be packed to the max," B-Unlimited employee Ginny Brown said.
Whether you're supporting the Ole Miss Rebels or any other team, B-Unlimited clothing store prepared for fans to come in to buy gear for Friday and Saturday events.
"We will definitely see a big influx of people coming in this weekend to get their Ole Miss shirts," Brown said. "Their rebel baseball shirts to go out and support their teams."
Along with retail stores, local bars on the Square were also preparing for the rush.
"More people in Oxford definitely means more people on the square," funky's bartender Ben Lampton said. "You can't come to Oxford and not come to the square and come and see these wonderful businesses."
Bartender Ben Lampton said even though it means more work, they are looking forward to the large crowds. Its not only good for business but its good for Oxford's reputation.
"I think with this being the third regional we've had in the four years I've been in school here," Lampton said. "Its really gathered a large fan base and kind of set a precedent that Oxford is a great place to be."
And after all the fun, of course, fans want a place to lay their heads. Chancellor's House, front desk agent Ashley Williams said when big events happen in Oxford it means one thing.
"We primarily sell out every time," Williams said. "Because people like to stay with us."
This year the Chancellor's House is completely booked for another event. Any type of business they get is a good way to bounce back after a year in a pandemic.
"Especially coming through and out of a pandemic," Williams said. "It means a lot to us because our business can grow."
No matter who the fans are supporting on Friday and Saturday, businesses in Oxford know that they all win economically.
"We all like to support our rebels," Brown said. "They come out and we are here to provide for them and it's a lot of fun."