Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech 'Battle at Bristol' sold out
If you were planning on getting your Battle at Bristol tickets for the Week 2 showdown between Tennessee and Virginia Tech sometime this summer or even in a few weeks from now, you had better start shopping on Craigslist.
According to KnoxNews.com, tickets are already sold out. Over 150,000 fans are expected to fill the seats, which will easily break the NCAA record (115,109) for single-game attendance.
“I don’t think any reasonable person could anticipate that with 150,000-plus seats that the track would be announcing a sellout well ahead of the game,” said Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart. “To me, that was not anticipated by very many people.”
Saturday Down South spoke with Volunteers coach Butch Jones earlier this year to talk about the highly anticipated game:
“Our players, staff and fans are extremely excited to be a part of this unique event,” Jones said. “The opportunity for us to showcase our football program in front of 150,000-plus fans is going to be special. It’s the first of its kind, and we can’t wait to get there.”