East Carolina’s Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Is the Gem of C-USA Venues

Posted by Ron Clements on July-30-2009 Add Comments

Rising above the flat terrain of Greenville, NC, there is a building that dominates the skyline. It is easily the largest structure in the city of 100,000, and is owned by one of the city's largest employers.

The employer is East Carolina University, but the building is not the Joyner Library or The Brody School of Medicine—both of which are impressive in their own right. The structure referred to is Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, home to the East Carolina Pirates football team.

Dowdy-Ficklen may not hold 100,000 people like Michigan Stadium or the Rose Bowl, but it is a beautiful structure with all the amenities college football fans want. When former University of Virginia basketball coach Terry Holland was hired as ECU's A...

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