January 11th, 2018 | by CollegeAD

Although the dirt that soiled their gold shovels had been staged under a tent to protect it from turning to mud in the afternoon drizzle, there was no faking the rattling of jackhammers, beeping of reversing trucks and steady hum of cranes in operation in the background. East Carolina waited until Thursday afternoon to gather school officials, coaches and Pirate Club members adjacent to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium to celebrate the start of a $60 million renovation to the school’s football home, but the sounds of construction already well under way were the backdrop to the event. Compher reiterated that the first step in rethinking the stadium experience was to ask fans what they wanted, and the work being done in the periphery of the groundbreaking reflected that. –  NATHAN SUMMERS, reflector.comRead More

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