1. ECU Athletics Hall of Fame
When attending a Pirates game, make sure to check out the ECU Athletics Hall of Fame located in the Smith-Williams Center. The Hall of Fame is a must-see for any college sports fan, and the Smith-Williams Center is connected to Minges Coliseum, so there’s no reason for you not to stop by and check it out.
2. The Ghost on the Wind
This popular poem is read before many of the home sporting events at East Carolina and is a great school tradition that gets everyone in the mood to cheer on their Pirates.
3. Jolly Roger
The Pirates reveal their “true colors” by lifting up a flag which is a skull and crossbones with the captain’s hat purple and ECU on it before the game. This declares that the Pirates are going to attack their enemy and is a great way for the Pirates to motivate the team and fans before the game.
4. PeeDee the Pirate
The lovable mascot of the ECU Pirates can be seen entertaining the crowd at every home game. He is also probably the only Purple Pirate you will ever see in your lifetime, so make sure to take in his antics while at the game.
5. East Carolina-UNC Wilmington Rivalry
ECU and UNC Wilmington have the met the past four years leading to the development of an emerging non-conference rivalry between the two. If you’re looking to experience a good crowd at Minges Coliseum, then make sure to get tickets when UNC Wilmington are in town.
6. Student Section
The most enthusiastic fans at any ECU game can be found in the student section. ECU students bleed purple and gold, so come prepared to hear lots of cheers and taunts when sitting with this rowdy fans.
7. North Carolina Schools
There are always lots of bragging rights on the line whenever a fellow North Carolina-based school comes to Greenville. No matter what in-state opponent is in town, you’ll have a great time cheering on the Pirates to victory.