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About the East Carolina Football

East Carolina Football Tickets

Among the many quality mid-major football programs in the South, the East Carolina Pirates stand out from the pack. It’s long been difficult to find cheap East Carolina football tickets, as the Pirates are a proud program that’s unafraid to test themselves against the big boys. ECU has produced over a dozen All-Americans in its history and has become no stranger to competing for bowl bids or conference championships. With a lot of history and yearly matchups against power-conference opponents, last-minute East Carolina football tickets are always in high demand.

The Sensational 70s

East Carolina football rose to prominence for the first time in the 1970s. Sonny Randle took over the program in 1971 and led the Pirates to Southern Conference titles in 1972 and 1973 before moving onto Virginia. He was followed by Hall of Fame coach Pat Dye, who coached ECU to a 48-18-1 record in six seasons. Dye’s tenure included another Southern Conference title in 1976 and a win in the Independence Bowl in 1978, making East Carolina one of the most overlooked programs of the 1970s.

90s Magic

East Carolina hit some hard times in the 1980s, but the Pirates rose to prominence again in the 90s. Head coach Bill Lewis spent just three seasons at ECU but led the Pirates to an 11-1 season and a win in the Peach Bowl in 1991. East Carolina finished the season ranked in the top-10 for the first time in program history. He passed the torch to Steve Logan, who proceeded to take ECU to five bowl games over his 11 seasons while also helping the Pirates gain entry into Conference USA. 

American Pirates

In 2014, East Carolina took another step forward when they joined the American Athletic Conference. Largely considered the best of the non-power conferences, the AAC has proven to be a great challenge for the Pirates. However, East Carolina has always survived rough patches and gone on to become a proud program. There is little doubt the Pirates will one day become a force to be reckoned with inside the American Athletic Conference.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Does East Carolina Football Play?

Since 1963, the Pirates have played their home games at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The venue is located less than a mile from the ECU campus in Greenville, North Carolina. Several expansions have increased the capacity of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium to 51,000 fans. The stadium also went a major renovation in 2018 and 2019, putting the facilities at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on par with most major college football programs.

When do East Carolina tickets go on sale?

Cheap East Carolina tickets to games played at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium are available months in advance, as are East Carolina tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check East Carolina’s schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.

Is it better to buy East Carolina tickets in advance?

With East Carolina tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to East Carolina games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.

What’s the best way to buy cheap East Carolina tickets?

The best way to buy cheap East Carolina tickets is always going to be from a secure online platform that connects fans and resellers. These ticket marketplaces often have some of the cheapest ticket prices and are the easiest way to shop for East Carolina tickets. Can you buy East Carolina tickets at the stadium? Sure – but you’ll likely be paying a higher price than you need to!  

Why should I choose Gametime over other ticket marketplaces?

Ticket marketplaces are the best place to find sports tickets. And when it comes to cheap East Carolina tickets, Gametime is a no-brainer. Seats bought through us are affordable because we charge some of the lowest service fees anywhere. On top of that, we show you the view from the seats you’re shopping for thanks to our panoramic seat view photos. You’ll never have to buy seats blind with Gametime – you’ll know what your view at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium will be before you buy those cheap East Carolina tickets. So the next time you’re in the market for cheap East Carolina tickets, turn to Gametime.

How much are East Carolina Football tickets?

East Carolina ticket prices will differ depending on a number of factors. Generally speaking, the average ticket price for East Carolina tickets is around $50 a ticket. But you can be looking at a few hundred dollars more, depending on the opponent, stage of play, and demand. 

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