Battle at Bristol Part 2? College football reportedly coming back to Bristol Motor Speedway
According to a report by the JohnsonCityPress.com, college football is returning to the Bristol Motor Speedway. It’s the Battle at Bristol Part 2, if you will.
Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith and Bristol Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Jerry Caldwell confirmed the news Monday to the outlet, although no programs have been decided or dates set.
“We’re working on it,” Smith said Monday. “Jerry Caldwell is working hard on it. I would say that another game will be coming at some point and you need to call the ticket office and get on the list.”
“We will have another football game, absolutely,” Caldwell said. “Right now, there aren’t any details to be released, but we are continuing to have more good conversations and we are going to play football.”
The Tennessee Volunteers beat the Virginia Tech Hokies 45-24 on September 10, 2016. The game broke the record for the largest crowd to ever watch a college football game live, with attendance at a whopping 156,900.
Although Caldwell didn’t rule out a potential NFL game in the future, he added they are more focussed on college football right now.