“Meet The Pirates” Event Scheduled for August 20, Exclusive Merchandise Available

GREENVILLE, North Carolina – The 27th annual Meet the Pirates event, sponsored by Optimum, is scheduled for Saturday, August 20 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The event will once again be open to the public, family friendly and free for all attendees. Entrance to the stadium will be through Gate 2 on the south side. Videos and photos are not allowed from scrimmage.

Pirate football fans are invited to watch the Pirates in action and then receive autographs from the 2022 team. Posters containing information about the game will be available free of charge to fans, who will also have the opportunity to obtain autographs football, volleyball, and cross-country programs, as well as cheerleading, dance team, and PeeDee during the same period.

Other attractions include exclusive products from Dowdy Student Stores. ECU Athletics will introduce three vintage ’90s brands to the College Vault program this fall. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase the vintage merchandise for the first time from the pop-up shop located next to the Dowdy Student Stores trailer outside Gate 2.

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. (Bagwell Ground Football Scrimmage – no video and photos allowed)
11.15 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Pirate Student-Athlete Autographs)

ARAMARK concessions will be open under the south side of the lower level stands.

The Pirates will open the 2022 season against state opponent NC State on Saturday, Sept. 3 with a scheduled kickoff at noon (ET). Fans who have not purchased their 2022 season tickets will have the opportunity to do so at the event. Representatives from the box office and the Pirate Club will be on hand to assist fans and take orders.

Season tickets remain on sale with tickets starting at $125 each. Single tickets for all seven home games this season are also available. Purchases can be made using ECUs Online ticketing or by calling the Athletics Ticket Office at (800) DIAL-ECU.

Joseph K. Bennett