Tennessee and Virginia Tech could set a new attendance record when they meet in 2016. The two teams have agreed to play a college football game at Bristol Motor Speedway, a venue that holds up to 160,000 fans, according to a source.
The current attendance record is at 115,109, which was set last month when Michigan hosted Notre Dame at Michigan Stadium. The Wolverines won, 41-30.
Although it’s been talked about for years, this will be the first time a game has been played at Bristol Motor Speedway. It’s unknown where the playing field will be placed relative to the track and infield, which is composed entirely of asphalt.
The location of the track is between the two campuses and should be easy to get to for fans of both teams.
Tennessee’s non-conference slate for 2016 also includes a trip to Nebraska and a home game with Connecticut while Virginia Tech is already scheduled to play at Notre Dame as a part of new scheduling agreement between the Fighting Irish and the ACC.