Bristol Motor Speedway getting set up for Tennessee-Va Tech
The long-awaited Battle at Bristol matchup between Tennessee and Virginia Tech is less than two weeks away. The stadium is already being set up in preparation for its first football game ever, with crews setting up goal posts and field turf Monday.
The goal post is put into place here at @BMSupdates. The turf is set for @BattleAtBristol. 🦃🍊🏈🏁 pic.twitter.com/5cCRpYySL6
— Darren Reese (@GSunDarrenReese) August 29, 2016
Made it to Bristol Motor Speedway to see the transformation from speedway to football field for the big game! @wbir pic.twitter.com/bWre8jmYr9
— Madison Wade (@madisonwadeWBIR) August 29, 2016
The game’s trophy was also present on the field as the goal posts were being installed.
Goal post being installed @BMSupdates for @BattleAtBristol #WCYB pic.twitter.com/mFbR4hGuI4
— Heather Williams (@WCYB_Heather) August 29, 2016
Tennessee and Virginia Tech will play at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 10. The game will be the first at a NASCAR stadium and is expected to set a new College Football attendance record with an estimated 160,000. The current record is just over 117,000.