The match at the Buchan side’s Balmoor Stadium is a complete sell-out, with Light Blues players even struggling to get enough tickets for their friends and family.
A crowd of almost 4,500 will cram into the ground as Gers start the Third Division campaign as overwhelming title favourites.
The fixture marks the start of a new era at Ibrox as the 54-times Scottish champions continue to galvanise themselves after a difficult period of financial insecurity.
McCoist’s men will go into a high after 38,160 people turned up in Govan on Tuesday to see the hosts win 4-0 against East Fife in the first round of the League Cup.
And the manager is clearly enjoying the positive mood around the club at present after such soul-searching times in the early part of the year.
He said: “I’m really, really excited about the whole thing. In the last week or so, I’ve felt a feel-good factor around the team and the club, the fans and the support.
“Tuesday was a fantastic night for everybody and all parties concerned. The result and performances from the players and the fans were absolutely first class.
“We’re all looking forward to the game tomorrow and we’re travelling up today. It’s important we send out the right message.
“The fact we’re travelling this afternoon would indicate we’re treating everybody in this league with the utmost respect. That is what they deserve.”
The playing surface at Balmoor is good but Rangers certainly won’t have it all their own way as Jim McInally’s team looks to make a good contribution to the game.
Celtic won 3-0 there last season in the Scottish Cup but had to work hard for their win and McCoist knows the same applies to his own squad.
He added: “We’ve done our homework and we’ve obviously had Peterhead watched a couple of times as you would expect. It is going to be a tough game.
“The one problem we have with a lot of the teams we’re facing is there’s a little bit of the unknown.
“You can watch them as we will do and you can look at them two or three times but we’ve got a feeling they might change things, including their shape and formation.
“That is understandable and the one thing I do know is it won’t be easy for us. I might be proved wrong but the away games in the league might be a bit more intense.
“Rightly or wrongly, I think the teams in SFL3 might fancy their chances against us at home more than away against us.
“The vast majority, if not all of our away games, will be played like cup ties when we are in the Third Division.”