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Dowdy Ficklen Stadium & Minges Coliseum (V5-675)

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DOWDY FICKLEN STADIUM & MINGES COLISEUM

V5-675

DOWDY FICKLEN STADIUM: East Carolina Pirates (NCAA) (1963–present)

Bagwell Field at Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium is the on-campus football facility for the East Carolina Pirates in Greenville, North Carolina. The official capacity of the stadium is 50,000, making it the third largest college stadium in North Carolina. The record attendance for the stadium was on October 1, 2011 against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with 50,610 in attendance. The stadium is also the site of Spring Commencement exercises for the University.

On November 14, 1970, the visiting Marshall University Thundering Herd lost a game 17-14 to the Pirates at Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium, which ended with Marshall quarterback Ted Shoebridge controversially being called for intentional grounding on the last play of the game. Later that evening, while on approach to Huntington Tri-State Airport, the Marshall football team's plane, which had been chartered to transport the Thundering Herd to and from Greenville, crashed, killing all seventy-five people on board.

On December 11, 2006, a plaque was erected at the visitors' entrance to Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium. It depicts the memorial fountain on the Marshall University campus.

MINGES COLISEUM:  Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum is multi-purpose arena in Greenville, North Carolina, USA. The arena opened in 1968. It is home to the East Carolina University Pirates men's and women's basketball teams. The facility underwent a complete renovation in the 1990s and currently seats 8,000 people. The building was named for the Minges and Williams families in honor of their longstanding support of the University.

Used (1986) 4" x 6" continental size chrome postcard.

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