East Carolina to play at Military Bowl 2021
WASHINGTON – East Carolina University will represent the American Athletic Conference at Military Bowl 2021 presented by Peraton, benefiting the USO. The Pirates will make their first bowl appearance since the 2014 season against an opponent from the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday, December 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Kicks off at 2:30 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on ESPN.
“We are delighted to invite East Carolina and look forward to welcoming a large contingent of Pirate fans to the National Capital Region,” said Military Bowl President and Executive Director Steve Beck. “East Carolina is in the middle of a great season and we can feel the excitement surrounding the team. We are looking forward to a great week and bowl game.”
East Carolina (7-5) had its most successful regular season in seven years, evidenced by a recent four-game winning streak that included a thrilling 38-35 victory at Navy. East Carolina presents a powerful attack led by the quarterback Holton Ahler, who had 3,126 yards and 18 touchdowns, while running Keaton mitchell racked up 1,131 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, the Pirates gave up just 26.3 points per game in 2021, their smallest number since 2015.
“We are delighted to accept an invitation to the Military Bowl and to represent East Carolina University, our community and all of Eastern North Carolina,” said the East Carolina Athletic Director. Jon gilbert noted. “Steve Beck and his Military Bowl team are well known for producing a first class bowl experience and we appreciate the opportunity to play in the playoffs against an ACC opponent.
“The pirate football program is riding under Mike houstonthe direction of. We have all witnessed growth and improvement over the past three years and today’s announcement is the culmination of the hard work, sacrifice and dedication of the young men in our football program. We look forward to Pirate Nation joining us for this Military Bowl experience. “
This will be the Pirates’ second appearance in the Military Bowl. East Carolina fell to Maryland, 51-20, in the 2010 game, which set a Bowl attendance record with 38,062 fans.
The Pirates have several ties to the Washington area, including six players from the region. Coach Mike houston was honored as DC Touchdown Club College Coach of the Year after leading James Madison to the Championship Division National Soccer Championship in 2016.
“I am thrilled for the young men in our program as well as our coaches, staff and administration who have worked tirelessly over the past three years for this opportunity,” said Houston. “Everyone involved in our program has given their time and commitment to make this season one to remember. It is a chance for our football program to take on an ACC opponent from driving distance for a lot in Pirate Nation. There is no doubt that Violet and Gold will represent in Annapolis. “
All ECU fans should order their Military Bowl 2021 tickets through the ECU Athletic box office from today on ECUPirates.com.
ECU fans are encouraged to order their Bowl tickets by phone or through ECUPirates.com. The ECU Athletics ticket office can be reached at (252) 328-4500. Fans can also contact the Pirate Club for more information at (252) 737-4540.
Pirate Club members are given priority over seat allocation, based on the priority point system, by placing their orders at the ECU Athletics ticket office by Monday, December 13. All other seat allocation orders will be on a first come, first served basis. Bowl tickets range from $ 60 to $ 100 plus a $ 10 processing fee per order. Ticket limit guidelines will be based on availability for as wide distribution as possible to all fans.
ECU Athletics and the Pirate Club will also sell 180 game tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis for $ 150 in the Minter Pavilion, a state-of-the-art hospitality suite located in the southeast corner of Navy-Marine Corps. Memorial Stadium, with the entrance next to section E. The area includes an all-you-can-eat buffet and cash bar (beer, wine and liquor) in a large air-conditioned hall with ample seating. This reception area has large screens showing the game and a view of the action on the pitch from the terrace overlooking the pitch. These tickets go on sale Monday, November 29 at 10 a.m. Individuals should call the Pirate Club at (252) 737-4540 to place their order. These tickets will go quickly, so please call the Pirate Club on Monday.
One block of Bowl tickets is reserved for ECU students. These tickets will be available for purchase for $ 60 by ECU students with a deadline of December 8th. ECU students can purchase tickets on a first come, first served basis. Students must present their valid ECU ID card in order to purchase these designated tickets. All student tickets unsold and not purchased before December 8 will be available to all fans.
The ECU Bowl ticket allocation consists of all side tickets, with most tickets located between the 20 meter lines. The $ 100 bills are located in section 29 of the lower level. The $ 80 tickets are located in Sections 30 and 31 on the lower level. The $ 70 bills are located in sections 126 and 131 of the upper level. $ 60 bills can be found in sections 125 and 132 of the upper level.
About the Military Bowl presented by Peraton
The Military Bowl presented by Peraton, for the benefit of the USO is the National Capital Region’s post-season college football bowl game broadcast on ESPN and featuring teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the American Athletic Conference at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis , in Maryland. Hosted by the Military Bowl Foundation, the Bowl’s mission is to benefit our nation’s service members, including a partnership with USO-Metro and the operation of Patriot Point, a retreat for recovering service members, their families and caregivers on the east coast of Maryland. For the latest updates, visit Militarybowl.org, follow @MilitaryBowl on Twitter and Instagram and like Military Bowl on Facebook! Military Bowl 2021 kicks off on December 27 at 2:30 p.m. ET. Tickets are on sale now.
About the Military Bowl Foundation
The Military bowl foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that organizes premier events in the National Capital Region for the benefit of our country’s military. Originally created to create the region’s first-ever college football game, the Foundation now operates not only the Military Bowl presented by Peraton, but also the DC Touchdown Club and Patriot Point, a retreat for recovering military personnel, their families. families and caregivers on Maryland’s east coast. The Foundation holds engaging events throughout the year to raise funds and educate members of the military service, which has a direct impact on those who give so much of themselves for the country.