GREENVILLE, N.C. – East Carolina's home football game against Atlantic Coast Conference member North Carolina, scheduled for Oct. 1, is officially sold out according to an announcement from the ECU Athletic Ticket Office. All available general public tickets for the Tar Heels' visit to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium were purchased as of Tuesday afternoon.
The game will kickoff at 8:00 p.m. and be broadcast nationally on the CBS Sports Network.
The sellout marks the fifth for East Carolina since a 7,000-seat expansion project was completed in 2010 to push Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium's capacity to 50,000. Currently, the Pirates lead Conference USA and all non-automatic qualifying BCS conference members in average attendance (49,404). This follows school record-setting figures in total (297,987) and average attendance (49,665) during Ruffin McNeill's first campaign as ECU's head coach last fall.
Less than 1,000 tickets remain for Saturday's Conference USA opener against UAB. Tickets, which are priced at $40 for adults and $25 for youth age 3-12, are still available for Tulane (Oct. 29/Homecoming), Southern Miss (Nov. 5/Military Appreciation Weekend) and UCF (Nov. 19/Senior Day).