Report: Virginia Tech to play Tennessee at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016
Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium holds 102,455 for football, but the Vols are scheduling a future home game in an unusual venue that will dwarf those crowds.
Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com reported that Virginia Tech will play Tennessee at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016, with possibly 150,000 to 160,000 spectators in attendance.
Feldman reports the first regular-season game between the two programs since 1937 is expected to be announced on Monday.
The idea of playing a college football game in the infield of a race track is not new. Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth proposed hosting the Texas-Oklahoma annual classic in 2002, but the teams did not agree to move the game from the Cotton Bowl.