It was announced on Wednesday that we will see an unprecedented event in college football in 2016. The Tennessee Volunteers and the Virginia Tech Hokies will play their game inside of Bristol Motor Speedway, in a game that is expected to draw over 150,00 fans which will automatically be a record attendance number for the sport.
It’s something that’s long been whispered to happen eventually. Daytona has even previously contacted Florida and Florida State about having an edition of their storied rivalry played there.
But, Tennessee and Virginia Tech will be the first ones to take this on, and it should no doubt be exciting and obviously unique.
How unique? Well, let me give you an idea.
Neyland Stadium, home to the Volunteers, is considered one of the more stellar atmospheres to take in a collegiate football game. The venue in Knoxville currently holds over 102,000 in capacity. Now obviously, this number is a far cry from 150,000.
Thankfully, the official twitter account of Neyland was able to put together a portrait of Neyland and Bristol in comparison, and it’s simply jaw-dropping. As you can see, Neyland literally fits inside of the race track.
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 10, 2013