College Stadium
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College Stadium
College Stadium
Full nameCollege Stadium
Former namesAthletic Field
LocationGreenville, North Carolina
OwnerEast Carolina Teachers College
East Carolina College
OperatorEast Carolina Teachers College
East Carolina College
Capacity2,000
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke ground1949
Built1949
OpenedSeptember 21, 1949
Closed1962
Demolished1962
Construction cost$25,730
Tenants
East Carolina Pirates football

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

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

  1. ^ Kammerer, Roger (October 26, 1994). "Remembering East Carolina Homecomings". Greenville Times. Greenville, North Carolina. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ "College Stadium". Building Information. Joyner Library. October 1, 2008. Retrieved 2010.



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