NCAA May Host Football Game at Bristol Motor Speedway

NASCAR speedways have insanely high stadium capacities. Just look at its smallest track, Bristol Motor Speedway, with a capacity of 160,000 race fans. The arrangement and capacity of Bristol, also known as “The World’s Fastest Half Mile,” has apparently attracted NCAA officials, who would like to host a college football game in the infield. According to ESPN, plans are in the works for a game between the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the Virginia Tech Hokies. The capacity of that game would likely meet that 160,000-fan mark, eclipsing the current attendance record of 115,109 from this season’s Michigan-Notre Dame game in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The size and layout of the stands actually makes sense for a football game, and Bristol Motor Speedway is actually close to the halfway point between UT and Virgina Tech. According to the source, the game would likely be played on September 10, 2016, but a “major announcement” on the subject is slated for Monday, October 14. Image Source: