Tennessee to meet Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016

One may have been led to assume that Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium is big enough. After all, it is one of a very few football stadiums in the country that can squeeze in more than 100,000 fans.

However, when the Volunteers take on the Virginia Tech Hokies in 2016, a whopping 60,000 more fans are expected to attend the game – at nearby Bristol Motor Speedway.

No, there is not an error in that last line. When Tennessee and Va. Tech face off in an out-of-conference game in a few years’ time, the two programs will be doing so in a stadium built for NASCAR races.

tennessee virginia tech bristol motor speedwayThe only thing that’ll make this contest better is if we can get Darrell Waltrip to drop a “boogity boogity boogity” before kickoff.