That's one big stadium for football.
Bristol Motor Speedway and Tennessee and Virginia Tech officially announced the creation of "The Battle at Bristol" between the two schools at the track on September 10, 2016.
That's just two weeks after Bristol's famed Sprint Cup Series night race in August, but in the announcement the track said that it was confident of its ability for a quick turnaround. (The proximity of the events also means that the track can likely use much of the same infrastructure.)
Bristol Motor Speedway seats almost 160,000, so if the track sells out for the game, it will easily eclipse college football's single game attendance record, which is currently held by Michigan Stadium at 115,109.
The track will have to take down its scoring tower in the middle of the infield for the game. If you notice in the rendering above, it's not there, while it's in the middle of the field in this picture.
— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) October 14, 2013
The game also has major college football future scheduling implications as well. To accommodate the game, Tennessee moved its scheduled 2016-2017 series with Nebraska back 10 years. Yes, to 2026-2027.
But Nebraska went out and found an arguably bigger opponent to replace the Vols. The Huskers will now have a 2016-2017 home and home series with Oregon. The first game will be in Lincoln and the second game will be in Eugene.
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