A look at "Colossus" scoreboard for Vols-Hokies game in Bristol
Week 2 will feature a unique venue for a college football game, and now we may have a sneak peek at it.
Tennessee and Virginia Tech will play on Sept. 10 at Bristol Motor Speedway in what’s being called the “Battle at Bristol.” The game is expected to attract a crowd of at least 150,000, which would set the record for attendance at a college football game.
With that in mind, it was announced back in October that a four-sided video board will be hung from cables above the speedway infield for races, football games and other events.
It’s appropriately being nicknamed “Colossus” since it should earn the title of world’s largest permanent “center-hung” video display board.
Here’s a depiction of it provided by Yahoo Sports’ Jay Busbee:
A rendering of what the Colossus scoreboard will look like at Bristol Motor Speedway. Sweet mercy. pic.twitter.com/emlBw6zpNY
— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) January 29, 2016
The game will be contested on a playing surface in the speedway infield.
If you were wondering, the current record for attendance is 115,109 at Michigan’s “Big House” for the Wolverines’ 41-30 win over Notre Dame on Sept. 7, 2013.