ECU Homecoming weekend is always a big weekend for Greenville area businesses and this years seems to be no exception.
Businesses are expecting thousands in town this weekend for the big game.
At the University Book Exchange Friday there were already a lot of people shopping for Pirate gear.
We ran into a lot of alumni who were from out of state. They say they always come into U.B.E to stock up.
U.B.E's owner, Don Edwards, says It's games like this that help him stay in business. "It's the greatest thing for economic development in Greenville. I mean you think about it we don't have a great economy, but nobody seems to care about that at homecoming, they come in they spend money, they are excited, and it's really fun."
Edwards says homecoming is one of the biggest weekends for sales that they have.
WITN will be streaming the ECU Homecoming Parade live online Saturday starting at 10 a.m. You can catch the game with Tulane live on WITN-TV at 3:30.