June 2, 2016
Battle at Bristol Kickoff slated for 8 p.m. on ABC
Hokies, Vols will be in national spotlight at Bristol Motor Speedway

BLACKSBURG – ABC announced on Thursday that it will broadcast Virginia Tech’s game at Bristol Motor Speedway against the University of Tennessee on Saturday, Sept. 10, with kickoff for the Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol slated for 8 p.m. EST.

The first football game ever set to be staged at Bristol Motor Speedway – one of racing’s most iconic venues – is anticipated to shatter college football’s current single-game attendance record of 115,109 (Notre Dame at Michigan in 2013). The neutral-site contest in Bristol, Tennessee, will mark the first meeting between the Hokies and Volunteers since Tech registered a 37-14 against Tennessee in the 2009 Chick-Fil-A Bowl.

Virginia Tech season tickets are still available by visiting HokieTickets.com or by calling the Athletics Ticket office at either of these two numbers – 1-800 VA TECH4 or 540-231-6731. Tech has made 23 straight bowl appearances – the longest active streak recognized by the NCAA.

Earlier this week, Bristol Motor Speedway announced plans for the Honda Ridgeline Presents Bristol's Tailgate Party, starring Kenny Chesney. The East Tennessee native, hailed as "The King of the Road" by The Wall Street Journal and the only country artist on Billboard's "Top 10 Touring Acts of the Past 25 Years", headlines a three-act concert on Friday, Sept. 9.

Rounding out the talent-packed music ticket is Grammy®Award-winning, Greeneville, Tennessee-based The Band Perry, as well as Nashville's Old Dominion. The tailgate event serves as a blockbuster kickoff to a weekend that will host college football's biggest game ever.

For more information on the Friday night concert: http://bit.ly/BABconcert.

For Virginia Tech’s complete football schedule, please click here.

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