Over fifty thousand fans flocked to Dowdy-Ficklen stadium to watch the ECU Pirates face off against the Tulsa Gold Hurricane Sunday. But for many fans it isn't just about the game inside the stadium, it’s also about the tailgating outside before the game.
Thousands of pirate fans were wearing their purple and gold and came together to grill out and get pumped up for the game. Many said this year would be bigger and better than ever.
Some changes this year: a new seating extension, scoreboard, and entrance. And along with a new coach, it is a new era for the Pirates, but something that definitely remains the same, their dedicated fans.