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See larger An artist's rendering of the Bristol Motor Speedway transformed into a football stadium for the Vols vs Virginia Tech.

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An artist's rendering of the Bristol Motor Speedway transformed into a football stadium for the Vols vs Virginia Tech.

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  • Tennessee head coach Butch Jones, right, and AD Dave Hart walk around Bristol Motor Speedway Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 prior to a big announcement about Tennessee playing Virginia Tech at the track in 2016.  (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam speaks via video during as the Bristol Motor Speedway announced the Battle at Bristol football game to be held Sept. 10, 2016 with Tennessee playing Virginia Tech.  The announcement was made Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 with Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer and Tennessee coach Butch Jones at the speedway.  (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Bristol Motor Speedway announced the Battle at Bristol football game to be held Sept. 10, 2016 with Tennessee playing Virginia Tech.  The announcement was made Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 with Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer and Tennessee coach Butch Jones at the speedway.  (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • The infield of Bristol Motor Speedway, pictured on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 in Bristol, Tenn., is painted with yard lines for the official announcement that Tennessee will play a football game there against Virginia Tech in 2016. The speedway's capacity is 160,000, and a sellout would set a new college football attendance record. (MICAHEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Bristol Motor Speedway announced the Battle at Bristol football game to be held Sept. 10, 2016 with Tennessee playing Virginia Tech.  The announcement was made Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 with Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer and Tennessee coach Butch Jones at the speedway.  (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • An artist's rendering of the Bristol Motor Speedway transformed into a football stadium for the Vols vs Virginia Tech.
  • Tennessee coach Butch Jones talks to media following an announcement at Bristol Motor Speedway about the Battle at Bristol football game to be held Sept. 10, 2016 with Tennessee playing Virginia Tech.  The announcement was made Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 with Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer at the speedway.  (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Bristol Motor Speedway announced the Battle at Bristol football game to be held Sept. 10, 2016 with Tennessee playing Virginia Tech.  Left to right are Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech head coach, Jim Weaver, Virginia Tech athletic director, Marcus Smith, president and COO of Speedway Motorsports, Jerry Caldwell, general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway, Dave Hart, University of Tennessee vice chancellor and director of athletics and Butch Jones, University of Tennessee head coach.  (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer and Tennessee coach Butch Jones speak before the Bristol Motor Speedway announcement of the Battle at Bristol football game to be held Sept. 10, 2016 with Tennessee playing Virginia Tech. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

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