The East Carolina Pirates are one of the up and coming brands in college football. The Pirates play in the American Athletic Conference (AAC) against many of the top teams from the East Coast, Midwest, South, and Texas. East Carolina has been playing football since 1932, and has won 7 conference titles and over 385 games since then. Many of college footballs great players have worn the Pirates’ purple and gold, including Chris Johnson, Dwayne Harris, Roger Thrift, and James Speight. The Pirates have some of the most passionate fans in college football and game day festivities start a day early in Greenville, with Fridays being “Purple and Gold” days or “Paint it Purple Fridays.” Inside Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium fans sing E.C. Victory defiantly after every touchdown or big play. The raising of the No Quarter flag in the 4th quarter is one of the coolest traditions in the AAC, and gets the home crowd ready to help their team down the home stretch. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for East Carolina Pirates football tickets.
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East Carolina Pirates Football at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Address: 100 Ficklen Dr. Greenville, North Carolina 27858
The ECU Pirates play their home games at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, North Carolina. Dowdy-Ficklen has been home to the Pirates since 1963, and can seat over 50,000 fans. Known to many as “Rowdy Dowdy,” Dowdy-Ficklen is one of the loudest, and toughest places to play in the AAC. The atmosphere is ominous for opposing teams, with Jolly Rogers flying high, and a cannon shot off after every Pirate score. Before the game, fans, players, and coaches take part in the “Pirate Walk” from Clark-LeClair Stadium to Dowdy-Ficklen, in one of the best pre-game festivities in North Carolina. The East Carolina Pirates home bench is on the Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium sideline with sections 1-11. Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium parking information is covered in our Pirates event guide.
East Carolina vs. NC State
Two of the largest schools in North Carolina battle for the right to take the Victory Barrel trophy home to their campus. Separated by only about 83 miles, these neighbors have played over 25 times since their first meeting in 1970. The Pirates have seen much success in the matchup recently and have made this one of the closest inner-state series on the east coast. Both schools compete for students, athletes, coaches, and support in North Carolina and when they meet on the gridiron, it is always a must watch.
East Carolina vs. Southern Miss
These two former conference rivals are no strangers to each other and usually when they meet, much is on the line. The two schools have played over 47 times, including a stretch from 1983-2013 where they played every season. In that stretch the two schools combined for 7 Conference USA championships, and even more 4th quarter battles. With East Carolina moving to the AAC, this rivalry has been put into limbo and might be another casualty of college football realignment.
East Carolina vs. UCF
One of the young rivalries in college football, these two budding powers have played over 10 times since first meeting in 1991. The rivalry began as both schools were members of Conference USA, with the Pirates enjoying much success. With East Carolina joining UCF in the AAC, and both schools knocking at the door of college footballs elite programs, this rivalry looks to pick back where it left off and should be one of the most anticipated matchups in the young conference.
East Carolina Pirates Event Guide
How can I buy cheap East Carolina Pirates tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of East Carolina Pirates football tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. East Carolina tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee AAC opponents like UCF, SMU, and Cincinnati can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer best opportunity to purchase East Carolina tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2017-2018 East Carolina Pirates football schedule?
The Pirates 2017-2018 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the AAC. East Carolina plays in the AAC, which means games against UCF, USF, Tulsa, Houston, Cincinnati, Memphis, Connecticut, SMU, Tulane, and Temple. Game times are announced by the AAC as soon as the TV schedule is set. East Carolina’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also compete with NC State for the Victory Barrel. If you are looking for Pirates news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official East Carolina Pirates team roster.
Can I buy East Carolina Pirates football season tickets?
East Carolina Pirates season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase East Carolina football season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Dowdy-Ficklen.
What is the best East Carolina rivalry game during the season?
East Carolina has a few great rivalries. But probably the most fun over the last few decades has been their matchup with Southern Miss. The two schools were two of the top teams in Conference USA for the 2000’s, and have had some of the most intense matchups in that conference. With East Carolina moving to the AAC, it would be a shame if this rivalry is not renewed as an out of conference game.
What is the best game day tradition at a Pirates home game?
For most of the year a regular Jolly Roger flag is flown over Dowdy-Ficklen to celebrate the Pirates. But during the intermission between the 3rd and 4th quarters of home games, this flag is lowered and a new flag is raised in its place. The new flag is called the “No Quarter Flag” which is a Jolly Roger but with a burgundy background and the words “No Quarter” written underneath the skull and crossbones. This gets the crowd roaring, and is one of the most unique ways that a schools mascot is used to fire up the home fans.