=== Tennessee, Virginia Tech to play at Bristol Motor Speedway ===
 
 Bristol,  TN (SportsNetwork.com)  - Tennessee  and Virginia  Tech will  play a
 football game at Bristol Motor Speedway.
 
 The   "Battle  at  Bristol"  was  formally  announced  during  a  Monday  news
 conference. The game will be played on Sept. 10, 2016.
 
 "There has always been a desire by fans to see a football game at our historic
 Speedway,"  said  Bruton Smith, chairman  and CEO of Speedway Motorsports. "We
 couldn't  be more  excited to turn this  long-time rumor into a reality and to
 provide  sports  fans with an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to
 be a part of the biggest college football game ever."
 
 The  track  sits about  halfway between  the campuses of  the two schools, off
 Interstate 81 in northeast Tennessee.
 
 With  an estimated seating  capacity of 150,000, the game is on track to crush
 prior  college football  attendance  records.  The NCAA-recognized  attendance
 record  for a college football game is 115,109, which happened last month in a
 game between Michigan and Notre Dame in Ann Arbor.
 
 In  its inaugural  year (1961),  the  track played  host to  a preseason  game
 between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles.
 
 
 
 
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