UT, Virginia Tech to play at Bristol Motor Speedway

UT, Virginia Tech to play at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech football teams will face off in 2016 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

ESPN reporter Joe Schad first tweeted about the planned match up between the Vols and the Hokies on Wednesday and 6 News has confirmed the report is true.

No official date for the game has been set, but there is an opening in the Virginia Tech football schedule for September 10, 2016.

Bristol Motor Speedway is about 100 miles away from both teams. Reports say between 150,000 to 160,000 tickets are expected to be sold. 

Bristol Motor Speedway has scheduled a news conference for Monday, October 14. 

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