Tickets for the 30th Annual Great Pirate Purple/Gold Pigskin Pig-Out Party are now available. The traditional event, set for April 16-21 and sponsored by Trade-Wilco Hess, is highlighted by ECU’s spring football game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday, April 20.
Other features include a golf tournament, barbecue, live entertainment, the famous Pig Cookin’ Contest and the Pig-Out Carnival. For the first time this year, the Pirates will be introducing Pirate All-Stars who will participate throughout the festival’s events. Vonta Leach and Linval Joseph, ECU’s most recent two Super Bowl Champions with the Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants respectively, will return to take part in the weekend’s festivities and visit with fans.
Barbecue meals, which includes award-winning Eastern Carolina-style barbecue, sides and a drink, and football game tickets can be purchased through ECU’s Online Ticket Center or by visiting the Athletics Ticket Office location adjacent to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Blackbeard’s Alley (between Gates 1 and 2). Fans who pre-order their $10 meal by April 19 will receive a complimentary game ticket.