more like you are clueless about the state of Virginia
Nova aka Northern VA is easy 7 hours away
Dude, I'm from that area and have made the drive up 81 from Bristol to DC countless times. I guess you could stretch it to 7 hours if you're drive like Grandma and piss like Grandpa, but it's an easy 6 hour drive - and can be done in 5 1/2 to 5:45 if you push it and don't stop much.
SM6 Navy Fan Chicago Member since Jul 2008 6624 posts
re: Tennessee and Virginia Tech to play at Bristol Motor Speedway(Posted by SM6 on 10/10/13 at 5:57 am to Informer)
6, 7 at this point we are splitting hairs, but if you don't live west of manassas off of 66 there is no telling how long it will take just to get to 81, and 81 fricking blows with all the semis doing 50 in the left lane up a hill... Pretty drive though.
Even with the novelty of it all they shouldn't get much more than 100K. It's going to be an expensive ticket and a bad bad seat. Will make the uppers in Jerry World feel like lower bowl seats.
NOTORlOUSD Georgia Tech Fan Houston, TX Member since Sep 2010 4965 posts
re: Tennessee and Virginia Tech to play at Bristol Motor Speedway(Posted by NOTORlOUSD on 10/10/13 at 6:31 am to Pilot Tiger)
I think this game will be popular with the fan bases due to the novelty, even if the actual game-watching experience sucks. They only need around 115,000 to break the college football record and I could definitely see them hitting that.
re: Tennessee and Virginia Tech to play at Bristol Motor Speedway(Posted by Palm Beach Tiger on 10/10/13 at 6:50 am to droman225)
Bristol is pretty much the exact spot where the UT fan base starts changing into Va Tech Fan base. The kids that go to school there are pretty much split on which team they like. (Probably more-so for Va tech now that UT is pretty bad the past 5 years or so.) They will fill that place easily as both fan bases have been wanting something like this forever and the novelty of it would make it happen.
EastcoastEER West Virginia Fan South Carolina Member since Nov 2011 300 posts
re: Tennessee and Virginia Tech to play at Bristol Motor Speedway(Posted by EastcoastEER on 10/10/13 at 7:26 am to JEAUXBLEAUX)
If any of these pictures being posted are to scale, then over 1/2 of the seats look to be at least 100+ yards from the damn field. No way in hell I would pay to watch a game (regardless of who's playing), novelty or not. And doesn't the place only hold like 165k-170k? So if they get as many people as they are projecting, then you are going to have people in the nosebleed turn (endzone, I guess?) seats 150-200 yards from the field.
ballscaster New Orleans Pelicans Fan Brighton Beach, Brooklyn Member since Jun 2013 12005 posts
re: Tennessee and Virginia Tech to play at Bristol Motor Speedway(Posted by ballscaster on 10/10/13 at 8:40 am to BilJ)
I'm surprised that so many in this thread are unaware of the fact UT and VT have been trying to get this done for years. Both can bases are excited about this. Only inclement weather will keep this from being a capacity crowd.
etm512 LSU Fan Madisonville, LA Member since Aug 2005 14292 posts
re: Tennessee and Virginia Tech to play at Bristol Motor Speedway(Posted by etm512 on 10/10/13 at 9:45 am to nicholastiger)
So I measured in Google Earth how far away the northern most seat and western most seat would be from midfield. It was about 860' and 570'. So to put that in perspective in Tiger Stadium you would be sitting on top of the PMAC or in the middle of the W stadium parking lot. Awesome.