The faculty, staff and students of East Carolina University are excited to invite all of our Pirate Families to join us for Family Weekend 2016. Family Weekend 2016 will be held September 30th through October 2nd, 2016, in conjunction with our home football game versus the University of Central Florida. East Carolina Pirate Athletics is excited to kick off our third season as a part of the American Athletic Conference. Membership in this conference is recognition of the high caliber of ECU Athletics and will allow our Pirates national exposure via televised games on ESPN’s group of networks. A televised game schedule often means that we may not be notified until 10 days before the game what the kickoff time is. As the game time is announced, the Family Weekend website will be adjusted accordingly.
The Family Weekend planning committee looks to select date from the available home games during the first six weeks of school, which are critical for student and parent connections to campus. Given this goal, and the conference-issued football schedule, the October 1st game was officially designated as Family Weekend. We look forward to having our Pirate Families experience the energy of the Pirate Football experience and the fun of all the weekend activities that we have planned!
The Student Pirate Club is a student-run booster organization for East Carolina University Athletics and is an arm of the East Carolina Educational Foundation (Pirate Club). The focus of the Student Pirate Club is to involve ECU students in an excitement based organization that is committed to supporting and promoting all ECU athletic programs. Students make an annual donation of $50.00 and will be given access to electronic tickets that they may print out or download to their phone that will allow them to sit in the SPC section of all athletic events free of charge. For additional information, please visit: www.studentpirateclub.com.
If you opt to purchase general admission tickets, then your tickets will be in the student section of the stadium along with your student’s free ticket or Student Pirate Club pass. As this is open seating you may sit with whomever you like in the General Admission Section.
If you purchase reserved seat tickets (students included), then you will be assigned a row and seat numbers for each ticket in your order. We will not be able to add additional reserved seating together for separate orders.
Before placing your order, please discuss which section you would like to sit in with your student(s) and the rest of your family and friends attending Family Weekend. With the popularity of Family Weekend and the football game, seats will be very limited and exchanging your tickets may result in your being seated in an area that is less desirable than your original seat assignment. However, we will be able to exchange tickets if you mail us back your original tickets along with a letter stating your reason for requesting a ticket exchange. Please keep in mind that you may have to pay an additional amount in order for the Central Ticket Office to fulfill your request.
Unfortunately, with the heavy volume that encompasses Family Weekend and a number of events that are planned based on the number of tickets sold, all tickets are non-refundable. Due to the nature of event planning and coordination, refunds will not be offered, in full or in part, due to weather.
ECU students have the opportunity to receive a free student ticket or have their Student Pirate Club pass to use at the Family Weekend game. These tickets are good for the student/SPC section of the stadium. If you choose to purchase General Admission tickets, then your purchased tickets will be in the student/SPC section along with your student. Please note the student/general admission section is open seating.
For Family Weekend ONLY students will have the option to use their free student ticket to sit with their family in the Reserved section seating. If you would like your student to sit with you in the reserved section, please indicate this on your order form. This ticket will be in lieu of their student section ticket for the 10/1/2016 game only.
Please note that upon ordering your football tickets, you will be required to provide your student’s Banner ID.
For this particular football game, there will be no youth prices offered for tickets. Please keep in mind that all bodies entering the stadium (including babies and small children) require a ticket.
Bags (purses, diaper bags, backpacks, etc.) larger than 10 x 10 x 10, umbrellas, artificial noisemakers, alcoholic beverages, flags on poles (banners must be approved by calling 252-737-4531 by 5:00pm Thursday prior to the game), outside food or drinks, and coolers are not permitted into the football stadium. Strollers are not permitted in the stands but fans may check them at the customer service tent across from the club/upper deck elevators inside Gate 2. Additional information on stadium policies may be found on the athletics website.
The parking lots surrounding the football stadium are reserved for season ticket holders that purchase the spaces and tailgate packages for the entire season. A Family Weekend shuttle will be operating on game day. Parking passes are per vehicle. The parking lot will be located at the medical campus off 5th Street behind Vidant Hospital.
After the game, shuttle buses will continuously run, picking up on 14th street, across from Gateway Residence Hall. Families wishing to park in the Family Weekend Park and Ride Lot must pre-purchase a $15.00 parking pass to be used on 10/1/2016. Further parking information can be found at the athletics website.
All football tickets, Family Weekend Tailgate tickets, and Park and Ride passes will be mailed to the address customers provide with their order, unless otherwise specified. This includes your student ticket, if you have selected to sit WITH your student.
(As of 9/27/16) There are a limited number of tickets available for the Friday Dessert Reception and the Pre-Game Tailgate. Tickets for the Park & Ride Shuttle are still available. Please call the ECU Central Ticket Office at (252) 3328-9788 for purchase.
There are no tickets available through the Office of Parent & Family Programs for the football game. Tickets may be purchased through ECU Athletics, as the game is not sold out. Please contact the Athletic Ticket Office at (252) 737-4500 or visit www.ecupirates.com for more information.
If you have ordered tickets and not yet received them, please contact the ECU Central Ticket Office at (252) 328-4788.