If you thought the Big House was the biggest venue at which you could ever catch a college football game, well, it appears you’d be wrong. Tennessee and Virginia Tech have just announced that they’ll be playing each other at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016. According to ESPN’s Joe Schad, 150,000-160,000 fans are expected at the event.
Tennessee and Virginia Tech have agreed to play a football game in 2016 at Bristol Motor Speedway, where a record 160,000 fans are expected
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) October 9, 2013
The race track itself sits in Bristol, Tennessee, just minutes from the Virginia state line. While it’s technically closer to Tennessee’s campus, it’s only about a 15-minute difference. Fans from both sides should have equal opportunity to catch the historical event.