Members, Buccaneer Buffet Registration Open Now!


Registration for Buccaneer Buffet 2016, served up by Dowdy Student Stores, is now open to current members of the East Carolina Alumni Association!

Join fellow alumni and fans at the alumni association’s official tailgate for each home football game at ECU. Enjoy catered food from local restaurants, included beverages, live entertainment, door prizes and more!

New this year, we’re offering members a VIP (Very Important Pirate) experience! Members will be allowed to enter a half-hour early. This means members will be the first to try our featured craft beer at each tailgate, another new offering this year, among our many other amenities. Buccaneer Buffet always begins three hours before kick-off (so members can enter three-and-a-half hours before kick-off). Members will also receive member appreciation gifts at certain events.

For members of the alumni association, tickets are $15 for ages 11 and up and $5 for ages 10-3. For non-members, tickets are $25 for ages 11 and up and $10 for ages 10-3. All children 2 and under are free. Prices include NC sales tax. Member pricing is good for alumni association members and their dependents 22 years of age and younger.

Not a member? Click here to join and get immediate access to Buccaneer Buffet and our many other member benefits. Non-members can register starting August 1. As always, Buccaneer Buffet is open to all friends and fans of East Carolina.

Buccaneer Buffet is held at Johnson Soccer Stadium, which is located behind Clark-LeClair Baseball Stadium, off of Charles Boulevard. This site is fully accessible, paved, tented, and has indoor restrooms. This site is served by the university’s ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) shuttles.

Tickets purchased prior to August 18 will be mailed to your address. Tickets purchased after this date will not be mailed and can be picked up at the door.

PLEASE NOTE: All attendees MUST bring photo ID with birth date! Members should bring their membership card to take advantage of member benefits. 

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Some tailgates may sell out quickly, so make plans to purchase your tickets in advance. Tickets may be sold at the door if space is available.

If you have any questions, contact Assistant Director of Alumni Programs Megan Howard ’07 at or 252-328-5557.

Buccaneer Buffet 2016

Sept. 3 vs. Western Carolina
Crave, Aramark, Sweet Couple
Abita Purple Haze

Sept. 10 vs. NC State
GK Café, Aramark, Sandi’s Creative Cakes, Campus Cookies
Sweetwater 420

Oct. 1 vs. UCF
Moore’s Old Tyme Barbeque, Aramark, Campus Cookies
Carolina Brewery Sky Blue

Oct. 13 vs. Navy
Zoe’s Kitchen, Aramark, Sweet Traditions
Catawba Brewing White Zombie

Oct. 29 vs. UConn
Abrams, Aramark, GK Café
Troegs Perpetual IPA

Register Now for Buccaneer Buffet!

BuccaneerBuffetChefPeeDeeMember registration is now open for Buccaneer Buffet, the East Carolina Alumni Association’s family-friendly tailgate for alumni and friends, held every home football game!

Members of the alumni association get priority registration and discounted tickets, but Buccaneer Buffet is open to all friends and fans of East Carolina. Non-members may begin registering on August 3.

Enjoy a variety of food from local restaurants, beverages, live music and entertainment, door prizes, and more. Our tailgates often get visits from the ECU Cheerleaders and Pee Dee the Pirate! Located at the ECU Soccer Stadium, Buccaneer Buffet begins three hours prior to kick-off and runs for two hours.

For members, tickets are $12 for adults age 13 and up, and $6 for ages 8-12. For non-members, tickets are $30 for adults age 13 and up, and $15 for ages 8-12. Children 7 and under are free. The price includes a buffet meal with dessert, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and entertainment. The price does not include a ticket to the football game, which must be purchased separately.

Buccaneer Buffet tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Some tailgates do sell out quickly, so plan to register well in advance. Tickets are only sold at the door if space is available.

Tickets purchased prior to August 26 will be mailed. After that, tickets can be picked up at the Alumni Center or at Buccaneer Buffet.