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College Stadium
Full name College Stadium
Location Greenville, North Carolina
Broke ground 1949
Built 1949
Opened September 21, 1949
Closed 1962
Demolished 1962
Owner East Carolina Teachers College
East Carolina College
Operator East Carolina Teachers College
East Carolina College
Surface Grass
Former names Athletic Field
Tenants East Carolina Pirates football
Capacity 2,000

College Stadium was the stadium for the East Carolina Pirates football team. It was built in 1949 for $25,000. The facility sat 2,000 spectators. The complex was razed in 1962 once Ficklen Memorial Stadium was built. It replaced Guy Smith Stadium as the primary football field.[1]

History Edit

In November 1948, President Messick and boosters of the school met to discuss building a stadium on campus. Boosters at that meeting pledged $8,000 that night. It was decided $25,000 was needed to construct the complex. After a fund raising drive, $25,730 was raised from 1,500 individuals and 227 businesses. It was dedicated on September 21, 1949. The Pirates beat Cherry Point in the first game 24-0. It was located on the east side of the Main Campus approximately where the Brewster Building is today.[2]

References Edit

  1. Kammerer, Roger (October 26, 1994). "Remembering East Carolina Homecomings". Greenville Times (Greenville, North Carolina). http://media.lib.ecu.edu/archives/pr_display.cfm?id=83&CFID=86642545&CFTOKEN=20584681&jsessionid=f030fe0ae2f3ce7862641f6b4c71725411f3. Retrieved August 3, 2010.
  2. "College Stadium". Building Information. Joyner Library. October 1, 2008. http://media.lib.ecu.edu/archives/bldg_history.cfm?id=26. Retrieved August 3, 2010.
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