Tailgating at East Carolina University is a game day must if you want to get the most out your trip to Greenville. Every die hard Pirates fan will be found in the parking lots of Dowdy-Ficklin Stadium grilling, drinking, and getting ready for a great day of Pirates football! You can’t drive down the street in Greenville without seeing some enthusiastic Pirates fans, as everyone goes all out on game day to show off their Pirates pride.
The ECU is located in North Carolina, which means barbecue is also a big component of the excellent tailgate display you’ll find here. The lots around the stadium are chalked full of smokers, and you’ll see several full pig roasts, so come prepared to enjoy some of the best barbecues you’ll find while tailgating at a college football game. If barbecue isn’t your thing though don’t worry as ECU’s proximity to the ocean means there is plenty of seafood to be had as well.
The Pirate Walk
One must do pregame tradition is The Pirate Walk, which takes place before each home game. The Pirate Walk starts at Clark-LeClair Stadium and ends at the team locker room in the Ward Sports Medicine Building and features the football players and cheerleaders walking past hundreds of cheering and adoring fans as the team makes their way to the locker room. If you want to show off your support for the Pirates then make sure to stop by The Pirate Walk.
Where to tailgate
Silver, Gold, Blue, Gray, White, and Purple LotsThere are plenty of lots around the stadium here at ECU to tailgate in, so you should have no problem finding a great spot to set up your tailgate. The lots come in a wide variety of price ranges too, so you won’t need to break the bank to have an excellent time while in Greenville.
Buccaneer BuffetJoin your fellow ECU alumni for an incredible tailgate party. Buccaneer Buffet is the perfect place to tailgate if you’re looking to take part in the festivities but don’t want to go through the hassle of setting up your own tailgate.