NC State Wolfpack adds home football game against East Carolina Pirates on December 1

Raleigh, NC – The NC State Wolfpack football team has added a matchup with in-state opponent ECU on Saturday, December 1 at noon at Carter-Finley Stadium.

The game replaces the Wolfpack’s originally scheduled contest with West Virginia. The game was unable to be played due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence. The noon kickoff on December 1 is necessary to not conflict with a concert at PNC Arena that evening, since stadium complex parking is shared.

“This replacement game makes sense for both schools,” said Director of Athletics Debbie Yow. “NC State lost a home game and ECU lost a road game due to Hurricane Florence. We’re pleased to be able to secure this twelfth game for both our fans and our team.”

The game will be played unless NC State or ECU qualify for their respective conference championship games.

“While we remain focused on ACC play, we’re glad to schedule this game should it be needed,” said Head Coach Dave Doeren.

ECU hosted NC State on September 10, 2016 in Greenville, NC.

ECU hosted NC State on September 10, 2016 in Greenville, NC. photo by Gene Galin

All season tickets and parking for the originally scheduled NC State game with West Virginia will be honored for the ECU game on December 1. If the game is not played, ticket holders will be refunded at that time.

Fans who purchased single game tickets for the West Virginia game through a point of sale other than NC State Athletics (i.e. the secondary market) will need to contact the seller directly regarding those ticket purchases.

The original West Virginia visiting team ticket allotment has been provided to ECU. Additional details will be available through ECU’s ticket office regarding their allotment. Any tickets purchased through the West Virginia ticket office have been canceled and will not be valid for the December 1 game.

On Monday, October 8, NC State will make available to Wolfpack Club members a limited number of single game tickets for the game with ECU.

NC State and ECU have also agreed to an extension of their longstanding series with games in Raleigh in 2025 and in Greenville in 2028. The teams are already scheduled to open the 2019 season in Raleigh and will play in Greenville in 2022.

NC State and East Carolina intend to utilize the December 1 game to further assist those impacted by the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence. Additional details will be announced regarding those ongoing efforts.