Football Game Day and Parking Information
BAGWELL FIELD REGULATIONS
Fans are not permitted on to the playing field during or after the game without credentials. Stay in the stands and join the team in singing the ECU fight song after every game. This gives all East Carolina fans an opportunity to celebrate together.
Customer service booths are located at Gates 2 and 7.
DOWDY-FICKLEN STADIUM BAG POLICY
Any bag (purses, back packs, diaper bags, etc.) carried into the stadium by fans cannot exceed a size specification of 10" X 10" X 10". Boxes will be located at each gate to measure all bags, and those, which exceed the limitation, will be prohibited from entering the facility.
FAN ASSIST PROGRAM
If you need assistance in the stands, send a text message to the fan assist program. Text "ECU" to 94597 and stadium personnel will respond. Message and data rates may apply.
Stadium gates will open two (2) hours before kick-off. Scanners will be used at all gates, so please have your tickets ready to be scanned. Be certain you arrive early to avoid waiting in line and the potential for a delayed admittance.
ECU regulations do not allow sales of merchandise of any sort, distribution of promotional materials and/or solicitation of funds on university property. This includes all ECU operated parking lots and university property surrounding all athletics facilities, before, during or after East Carolina University athletics contests.
Umbrellas are not permitted in any Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium seating area.
GENERAL PUBLIC ACCESSIBLE (HANDICAP) PARKING
Pirate football fans who need accessible parking assistance can park on campus in the lots in front of Christenbury Gym/Brewster Building/Fletcher Music Center along 10th Street just west of the Elm Street intersection with 10th Street. Passengers will be able to ride accessible, climate controlled shuttles to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium and back to their cars after the game. Vehicles will only be admitted to the Christenbury lots with a valid state issued handicap-parking pass that must be registered in the name of one of the vehicle's passengers. Ownership of the placard is subject to verification.
Parking is $20 per vehicle and the round-trip shuttle bus ride is complimentary. Shuttle service begins two (2) hours prior to kick-off and operates for 1 ½ hours after the game.
SPECIAL NOTICE OF STREET CLOSING
14th Street will close four (4) hours prior to kick-off to all vehicular traffic and remain closed for 1 ½ hours after the game. This closing will take place from West Rock Springs Road to Elm Street.
Reserved parking permit holders who need to reach Berkley Road to enter their respective reserved parking lots may access 14th Street via the Elm Street intersection.
LIMITED GENERAL PUBLIC PARKING
Parking for football fans without reserved parking passes will be available in the Carol Belk Building lot along Charles Boulevard ($20 per vehicle) and in the gravel lots along 14th Street ($20 per vehicle). Parking is limited and lots will open six hours prior to kick-off for weekend games (8:00 a.m. for kick-offs earlier than 2:00 p.m.), and 4:00 p.m. for weeknight games. Spaces will be first-come, first-served. Access to the lots along 14th Street will be shut down four (4) hours prior to kick-off.
GENERAL PUBLIC RV PARKING
Recreational vehicle parking is available in the Carol Belk Building lot. The parking fee is $100 per RV and advance reservation is required. No day of game RVs will be allowed without advance reservation. Please contact J.J. McLamb to make arrangements for general public RV parking space.