Photo: Battle at Bristol trophy revealed for Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech game
Tennessee and Virginia Tech now know what they are playing for, as Wednesday brought the trophy reveal for the much anticipated Battle at Bristol football game set to be played at Bristol’s raceway.
The victor of the first ever football game played at Bristol Motor Speedway will win this shiny reward:
— Courtney Lyle (@sportney_lyle) August 10, 2016
— Battle At Bristol (@BattleAtBristol) August 10, 2016
Officials are anticipating the game to hold close to 160,000 fans, with reports as high as 80 percent of the tickets going to Tennessee supporters. If that many spectators show up for the game, it will be the most attended game in the history of college football. The historic game is scheduled to take place Sept. 10.
The following hype video was recently released in anticipation for the game:
The Hokies are expecting a familiar face to be in attendance as former head coach Frank Beamer is planning to be at the game:
Babcock said Frank Beamer will be at the Battle at Bristol. Said the former coach wants to be "low key" with his role. #Hokies
— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) August 10, 2016