There is a football match, but the visit of Brentford will just be a side show as fans turn up to Portman Road to remember the late great Kevin Beattie.
Described as one of England’s best players that could have been as good as Duncan Edwards by the late great Sir Bobby Robson, he remarkably only won nine caps for his country.
He was part of the greatest era in the club’s history with the 1978 FA Cup triumph followed by the UEFA Cup in 1981.
It could have been all different if Bill Shankly or a representative had picked him up from Liverpool Lime Street station - a moment Shankly regretted - Robson was not going to make the same mistake and as they say the rest is history.
He continued to work in the local media up until his shock death on Sunday at the relatively young age of 64 – gone far too early but will never be forgotten.
There will be a minute’s applause before kick-off, but I am sure the fans will continue to pay tribute throughout the 90 minutes to commemorate the greatest player to wear the famous blue and white jersey.
Which leads us to the football.
It has been a rough start with many flickers that suggest Town will click into gear but frustratingly it continues to misfire and those moment remain Flickers.
The defeat to Hull was a massive body blow, not just the result but the performance that was described as the worst so far making such a poor team look good.
As Calum Chambers angrily put post-match, they have gone from being hard to beat to being way to easy.
It is still early days, but that excuse can only stretch so far as it is beginning to sound like a broken record and soon they will start to wear thin.
There have been absurd calls for Paul Hurst’s head but he will know that the honeymoon is well and truly over with fans that have so far been very supportive starting to have some doubts.
Maybe the spirit of Beattie will help get that elusive win, but Brentford will provide tough opposition having played great football in the past couple of season’s and currently sit second under the impressive Dean Smith.
A sombre night under the lights at Portman Road but can Town raise the spirits with a vital win that would have made Kevin ‘Diamond’ Beattie proud.