ESPN’s College GameDay will be heading to Lambeau Filed for a match-up between LSU and Wisconsin to open the 2016 college football season. In Week 2, it looks like they will head to a game that could make college football history as Virginia Tech and Tennessee take to the infield of Bristol Motor Speedway.
The racetrack has a capacity of more than 160,000 people and, if sold out, it would break the national attendance record for college football. The officials at Bristol Motor Speedway told Sports Radio WNML that they expect the show to head there in the second week of the college football season.
“We have a pretty good indication, pretty good feeling, that Kirk Herbstreit and his crew will be in town for College GameDay,” VP of customer service and guest experience at Bristol Motor Speedway Ben Trout said. “We feel like that’s going to happen. We’re still waiting on some official confirmation on that.”
Tennessee hasn’t played at a College GameDay location since 2012, while Virginia Tech hasn’t done so in a regular season game since 2009. The two teams are scheduled to face off on Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. EST with the game airing live on ABC.