According to the Pirate Club, they will be putting purple chair back seats in some sections located on the North and South side of Dowdy-Ficklen stadium. They will put permanent purple chair backs in sections 16 through 18 and in sections 4B through 8A. This will provide great seats for many Pirate Club members, especially those who would like to move to section 16-18. Another change that is said to be made is the young graduate members will be seated within section 19. Those will be great seats for individuals who chose to join that program.
The expansion for the east endzone of Dowdy-Ficklen stadium began on December 14, 2009. Progress is well underway. If you would like to view a live shot of the endzone, check out WITN’s webcam. Also, bids were made on the removal of the scoreboard. They varied from $7,500 to $80,000. Of course ECU chose the $7,500 bid. That bid came with the stipulation that the removal company will get to keep the scoreboard once it is removed. The scoreboard is scheduled to be taken down beginning Thursday, December 17. We will continue to keep you up to date as we find out more info.
Here are some shots from the construction over the past few days. Credit goes the Bluewater Pirate and the ECU Pirate Club for taking these shots: