Family Weekend Tickets


Family Weekend Ticket sales ended on August 31, 2023.

Discounted Football Tickets ($20 per person)

We are happy to bring you discounted football tickets for the Family Weekend football game on Saturday, September 23! The ECU Pirates will be playing Gardner-Webb at 6:00PM in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. 

Boneyard/general admissions tickets are sold out. 

Please Note:

  • Your student’s ticket is free of cost.
  • You are allowed to purchase up to four (4) discounted tickets. Any additional tickets will be full price.
  • If you select to sit WITH your student, your student’s ticket will be emailed to YOU.
  • Children 2 years old or younger do not need a ticket. They will be expected to sit in their parent’s laps.

All Family Weekend Football tickets will be sent digitally via email as either Print-at-Home or mobile delivery.

  • For Print-at-Home tickets, you will be able to download a PDF version of your tickets and print them out. You are responsible for printing these tickets out and bringing them to the event. 
  • For mobile delivery tickets, you will be able to download a PDF version of your tickets or download them to your Apple Wallet or Google Pay app on your phone. Mobile tickets must be pulled up on your phone in order to be scanned at the gate. Please do not print out the mobile PDF, as that barcode will not scan. If you do not have a smart phone, please select the Print-at-Home option. 

If you have any specific questions on your football tickets or cannot locate your football tickets after they have been emailed, please reach out to the ECU Athletics Ticket Office by calling 252-737-4500 or by email at 

Tailgate Tickets ($20 per person) Sold Out

Event Capacity: 1,400 attendees 
Bring the whole family out to the Family Weekend Tailgate to enjoy great food, music, games, and much MORE! You can sit and soak up the sun, listen to music, and mingle with other families before the game.  

This is a catered event, not an open tailgate lot. NO outside food, drinks, or vehicles will be permitted in this area. Students CAN NOT use their meal plan for the Family Weekend Tailgate. You will need to purchase a ticket for your student. Children 5 years or younger do not need a ticket. 

Park and Ride Passes ($20 per car)

For our visiting families, parking with shuttle service is available for the ECU Football Game on Saturday, September 23. The shuttle will run from the Health Sciences campus to the Family Weekend Tailgate and the Football Stadium area.

Parking will be at the Health Sciences Campus (GPS Address: 100 Health Science Drive, Greenville, NC). This lot is not for tailgating. Please use it to park only, before attending the ECU football game and/or the Family Weekend Tailgate. 

Going to the Family Weekend Tailgate and/or Football Game:
Shuttles will begin departing the Health Sciences lot at 2:45pm. The shuttles will make two stops on their route:

  • First, shuttles will drop folks off at the Main Campus Student Center, where the Family Weekend Tailgate has been moved. The Family Weekend Tailgate is still SOLD OUT and tickets will not be sold at the door.
  • Second, shuttles will drop folks off at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on 14th

Then, shuttles will return to the Health Sciences lot and continue this route until 6:00pm, which is the football game kick-off.

Coming back to your cars after the Football game:
Shuttles will pick guests up on 14th Street where you were dropped off beginning at halftime and ending 1 hour after the football game ends. They will make two stops on their route:

  • First, shuttle will drop folks off at the Main Campus Student Center.
  • Second, they will drop everyone else off at the Health Sciences lot.

 The Park & Ride Shuttles will read “FAMILY WEEKEND” across the front. There will be multiple shuttles running on gameday, so it is important that you only use the “FAMILY WEEKEND” buses for the Park & Ride Shuttle.  

Family Weekend T-Shirts

Adult sizes ($20): Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X-Large, and 3X-Large
Youth sizes ($15): Small, Medium, Large 

Don’t miss the opportunity to show your Pirate Pride by wearing your Family Weekend t-shirt on game day! All t-shirts can be picked up at the Family Weekend Hospitality table on Friday, September 22.