Pirate Stadium Construction Update

The Pirate Football Stadium has been under construction for months, so now that we're inching closer to game time in September we wanted to check in on renovations.

It's a big project for Dowdy Ficklen Stadium, worth 20 Million dollars in construction. We're talking seven thousand new seats, which pushes capacity to 50-thousand.

More than 10 thousand new chair backs for both sides of the stadium. Plus a scoreboard that's 2 to 3 times larger than then previous one and will be HD.

Construction is set to be complete August 15th.

The Pirates first kick-off is against Tulsa a few weeks later on September 5th.

ECU Athletics says construction is on time and on budget.


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