FIU will host East Carolina, presented by White Lion, in a pivotal Conference USA East Division meeting this Saturday, Nov. 2, at Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium. Kick-off with the Pirates is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET. The game will not be televised in the local South Florida market.
Saturday’s Conference USA game against East Carolina will mark the first meeting between the two schools. FIU enters the East Carolina game coming off a 23-7 C-USA home loss to visiting Louisiana Tech. Coming out of their second and final bye week, East Carolina leads the C-USA East Division at 5-2 overall and 3-1 in league play. The game concludes FIU’s three-game home-stand with the Panthers hosting just one more game at Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium against Marshall on Saturday, Nov. 23. Three of the next four games are on the road.
Military and FIU Faculty, Staff & Retiree Appreciation Night
The East Carolina game will serve as Military and FIU Faculty, Staff & Retiree Appreciation Night, presented by Valic and University Credit Union. All FIU faculty and staff members can purchase an all-inclusive game ticket/food voucher at a discounted rate of $7 each (retail value: $28). A valid FIU employee ID must be presented at the time of purchase. Package includes one (1) reserved seat ticket, one (1) hot dog, one (1) bag of chips, and one (1) 16 oz. soft drink.
FIU will also recognize our nation’s servicemen with Military Appreciation Night. All military personnel in uniform or with military ID will receive free admission for him or herself and up to four people. Tickets can be picked up at the University Credit Union Box Office at the R. Kirk Landon Fieldhouse during game week from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., or on game day beginning at 2 p.m.
FREE-4-All FIU students
As with all home games, tickets are free for all current FIU students. Those in attendance at the East Carolina game will be entered in a free raffle for a chance to win 20 prizes:
- Four (4) tuition scholarships
- Four (4) textbook vouchers
- Four (4) Panther Dining vouchers
- Four (4) $100 gift cards to Cadillac Ranch
- Four (4) technology vouchers (50” Flat Screen TV, iPad, iPod shuffle, iTunes gift card)
FIU students in attendance will also receive a free food voucher good for one (1) hot dog, one (1) 16 oz. soft drink, and one (1) bag of chips – redeemable at any concession stand at Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium.
In addition, all students may receive up to two (2) guest tickets, free of charge.
Tickets for sale
Single game tickets are currently on sale. Fans can purchase great seats along the sideline ($21) or in the endzone ($15). Group pricing (20 or more) is also available. Call the FIU Athletics Ticket Office at (305) FIU-GAME (348-4263) or search online at FIUSports.com.
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