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Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium evacuated

By WCTI Staff
Published On: Sep 29 2012 08:02:19 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 30 2012 01:14:56 AM CDT
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium evacuated
PITT COUNTY -

More than 40,000 people were evacuated from Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium during the Pirates match-up with the UTEP Miners today due to severe weather.

It was evacuated around 8 p.m. due to lightning strikes within eight miles from the stadium.  It happened around the second quarter, when UTEP was up 10-7 against the Pirates. Fans were let back inside around 9:15 p.m., with the game resuming around 9:20 p.m.  About 25.000 fans returned for the completion of the game.

ECU rallied to beat UTEP 28-18.