Pirate Football Ticket Sales Approaching Sellout

GREENVILLE, N.C. - For the first time in school history, the East
Carolina Department of Athletics is nearing a sell-out of its entire
football season ticket allotment.

With more than 18,000 season tickets already ordered, ECU now has less than 4,000 season tickets available with over two months remaining prior to the Pirates' home opener against North Carolina Sept. 8.

Since surpassing East Carolina's previous all-time high in season
tickets sales May 16, the demand for Pirate football season tickets has
continued its brisk climb with 1,800 more season tickets sold.

"At the pace we are going, we will not have any individual game tickets
available for the UNC, N.C. State and Southern Miss games," Assistant
Director of Athletics for Tickets & Marketing Scott Wetherbee said. "If
fans haven't purchased season tickets or if Pirate Club members need
additional tickets for UNC or N.C. State, we strongly recommend that
they buy season tickets to guarantee ticket availability."

ECU set an all-time high of 16,318 purchases last year in Skip Holtz'
second season guiding the Pirates, surpassing the previous standard of
16,173 established in 2000.

Due to the high demand for season tickets, individual home game tickets
will not be made available until August. Any remaining tickets will be
sold to Pirate Club members first and will be assigned using the Pirate
Club's Priority Point System. For membership information, which includes
a list of many additional benefits, prospective new fans are encouraged
to call the organization's administrative offices at (252) 737-4540.

Games against the Atlantic Coast Conference's Tar Heels and Wolfpack
(Oct. 20), and defending Conference USA East Division champion Southern
Miss (Sept. 15) highlight East Carolina's 2007 home schedule. In
addition, league opponents Central Florida (Oct. 6), UAB (Oct. 27) and
Tulane (Nov. 24) are slated to visit Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium this fall.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.ecupirates.com or by calling the ECU Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-DIAL-ECU.


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