Join fellow alumni and fans for tailgating fun before each home football game at ECU. Enjoy a variety of food from local restaurants, beverages, live music and entertainment, door prizes and more. Our tailgates often get visits from the ECU Cheerleaders and PeeDee. Back by popular demand, each tailgate will feature a craft brewery and one of their beers! 

2018 Pirate Game Day Tailgate Schedule




2018 Pirate Game Day Tailgate prices coming soon!

Price includes food, beverages and entertainment. Tickets are available on a first-come, first served basis. Some tailgates do sell out quickly, so plan to register in advance. Tickets are sold at the door only if space is available. 

Ticket orders received prior to August 1 will be mailed. Orders received on or after August 1 will be available at Pirate Game Day Tailgate registration.  

Event Times

Each Pirate Game Day Tailgate begins three hours before kick-off and lasts two hours. Dates and times are subject to change.

Location Information

Pirate Game Day Tailgate is located at Johnson Soccer Stadium adjacent to Clark-LeClair Stadium.

Pirate Ports of Call Away Game Event

Pack your bags for this season's Pirate Ports of Call away game event. Join the alumni association and ECU Pirate Club as we travel to New Orleans, LA. Experience all that New Orleans has to offer during this three night Pirate Adventure. To start the NOLA adventure off, you will enjoy a private dinner at Mardi Gras World. On Friday, you will enjoy all the food and culture that New Orleans has to offer and will end the night with a special reception at the Creole House Restaurant & Oyster bar. On Saturday, a shuttle will take you to the Pirate tailgate and then to the game to watch the Pirates play Tulane.

​Registration for the 2018 Pirate Game Day Tailgates will open July 1, 2018. 


Thank you to all of our alumni, fans, and sponsors for a great 2017 tailgate season! Click on the photos to see the complete gallery or download print quality versions from this season's tailgates.

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"My wife and I both graduated from ECU and we are both lifetime members of the Alumni Association. We've always had a devotion to East Carolina, and because we gained so much from our education, we think lifetime membership is a great way to give back to the University. I would recommend lifetime membership to anyone who went to East Carolina. There are many wonderful benefits, and it's very special."

Jerry '65 and Joanie '65 Tolley

"I am a member of the alumni association because it provides an opportunity for me to connect to the university, renew relationships through alumni events, and help attract potential students to ECU. As an active member of the alumni association, I have the chance to serve as an advocate for the university through volunteerism. Being a member along with my son as a fellow Pirate demonstrates commitment and builds a legacy within our family."

Linda Thomas '81

"I am a member because ECU is my second home. Staying connected not only allows me to give back to the university but also inspire the next generation of pirates."

Tim Willis '12

"I am a member of the alumni association because I appreciate how well ECU prepared me for my business career. I enjoy contributing to the alumni association's efforts to provide scholarships for some of our best and brightest students. The Alumni Association does a great job of providing ways for alumni to reconnect with their alma mater and I hope when they do they enjoy it as much as I do. I believe in what ECU stands for and my membership helps me feel a part of the great things ECU is accomplishing!"

Wes Johnson '85