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VT vs TN at NASCAR track in 2016!

Posted: 10/9/2013 8:58 PM

VT vs TN at NASCAR track in 2016! 


Could seat 160,000 ppl. Sounds neat
http://espn.go.com/college-foo...r-speedway-2016
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Posted: 10/9/2013 9:00 PM

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YEEHAW! Could you imagine Talledega Iron Bowl? Wal-Marks would be deserted.
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Posted: 10/9/2013 9:08 PM

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Ironically, this will not be the first football game at a race track. Winston Salem State (HBCU School) plays there home games at a current race track. Football in the day and Racing cars at night!! haha
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Posted: 10/9/2013 9:08 PM

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POTY material right here.
SchruteFarmsReb wrote: YEEHAW! Could you imagine Talledega Iron Bowl? Wal-Marks would be deserted.
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Posted: 10/9/2013 9:28 PM

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Sounds like a fun time!

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Posted: 10/9/2013 11:28 PM

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SchruteFarmsReb wrote: YEEHAW! Could you imagine Talledega Iron Bowl? Wal-Marks would be deserted.
That's what I'm sayin! Hide your wife! Hide your kids! And hide your goats!
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Posted: 10/10/2013 6:33 AM

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Yes, and while that stadium holds a special place in the history of Nascar, it is hardly magnificent in appearance or size when compared to college football stadiums, let alone the 160,000 seat Bristol Motor Speedway. This game between UT and VTech will truly be a spectacle in that setting. This is probably the equivalent to when UCLA and Houston played their basketball game in the AstroDome back in the 60s, being the first basketball game in a domed stadium.
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Ironically, this will not be the first football game at a race track. Winston Salem State (HBCU School) plays there home games at a current race track. Football in the day and Racing cars at night!! haha

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Posted: 10/10/2013 8:27 AM

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Why pick two wounded duck programs for it?
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Posted: 10/10/2013 8:35 AM

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I see this as a last gasp attempt by race track owners to try to keep their venue open. Have you watched a NASCAR race the last two years. Talladega, Bristol, Charlotte, Atlanta, all used to be sold out races, now the seats are half taken. Personally, I think it is a gimmick and a desperate move by track owners to salvage some sort of profit that has hit bottom.
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Posted: 10/10/2013 8:37 AM

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Well considering NASCAR makes the tracks put up the purse while they make billions in ad money... yea...
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Posted: 10/10/2013 9:04 AM

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Ugly uniform bowl?
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Posted: 10/10/2013 9:08 AM

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All plays must be run to the left.
jdl239 wrote: Could seat 160,000 ppl. Sounds neat
http://espn.go.com/college-foo...r-speedway-2016
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Posted: 10/10/2013 9:16 AM

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Lord, I hope professional football never gets overtaken by corporate sponsorships the way the racing world has. Can you imagine after a super bowl win, Peyton Manning saying, "Boy I tell ya, the Taco Bell Denver Broncos really came to play today and I was able to get that Hibbetts's Sporting Goods football into the hands of our playmakers. As I watched that last second field goal sail through those Delta Airlines goal posts it was quite exciting".
bigrebelfan05 wrote: Well considering NASCAR makes the tracks put up the purse while they make billions in ad money... yea...

Last edited 10/10/2013 9:17 AM by BraveDuckMan

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Posted: 10/10/2013 9:46 AM

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Location. Most motor speedways are far too large in area to watch a game from the stands, so places like Darlington, Talladega, Indy, Daytona or Texas are out of the questions. Bristol is small enough in area where you can see the infeild from the stands, but large enough in capacity for seating.

In the article, it mentions that both schools are only about 120 miles from the speedway, so the distance is likely to draw both fanbases.

Also, the game is for 2016. Both teams seem to be moving in the right direction and may be well back on top of their games by then. V Tech is 5-1 this season, although they are a quiet 5-1 and Tennessee is recruiting great and making strides.
Quicksilverturk wrote: Why pick two wounded duck programs for it?

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Posted: 10/10/2013 12:15 PM

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Yeah I doubt they fill this baby up. The view from the seats looks no worse than say... Michigan Stadium.
 
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Posted: 10/10/2013 12:33 PM

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I still say this is a hair brain idea. There are permanent buildings on one end of the infield. So if you are sitting in the stands on that end then you are going to be 200 yards from the field. What if it rains. That is a freaking concrete bowl that is designed to drain water from concrete, not turf. What about that big, heavy gauge fence that will block the view of the first 15 rows? Its fine for a race because action is constantly moving around on a larger area but will be a horrible seat for a football game. It is a stunt that I can't believe Tennessee would even consider being a part of. I mean, why? What do you gain? They won't have 160K at that game. I say it will barely be 100K, if that. This will go down as one of the dumbest ideas ever in college football.
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Posted: 10/10/2013 12:59 PM

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I disagree. I am sure that all of this has been considered and they have three years to prepare and come up with answers for.

As for the crazy idea; we have played college basketball in domed stadiums that were designed for football, we have playe college basketball on an aircraft carrier anchored in water outdoors, we have played ice hockey outdoors in football stadiums in above freezing temperatures where you can barely see the players, not to mention college football in Wrigley Field where you could only play offense going one direction, yet Illinois and Northwestern have both signed up for more games in taht stadium.

It can work, and due to the novelty and magnitude of the event, and the fact UT already gets 100,000 to games, I think people will come for the sheer excitmeent and experience and to say they were there.


BraveDuckMan wrote: I still say this is a hair brain idea. There are permanent buildings on one end of the infield. So if you are sitting in the stands on that end then you are going to be 200 yards from the field. What if it rains. That is a freaking concrete bowl that is designed to drain water from concrete, not turf. What about that big, heavy gauge fence that will block the view of the first 15 rows? Its fine for a race because action is constantly moving around on a larger area but will be a horrible seat for a football game. It is a stunt that I can't believe Tennessee would even consider being a part of. I mean, why? What do you gain? They won't have 160K at that game. I say it will barely be 100K, if that. This will go down as one of the dumbest ideas ever in college football.

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Posted: 10/10/2013 12:59 PM

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BraveDuckMan wrote: I still say this is a hair brain idea. There are permanent buildings on one end of the infield. So if you are sitting in the stands on that end then you are going to be 200 yards from the field. What if it rains. That is a freaking concrete bowl that is designed to drain water from concrete, not turf. What about that big, heavy gauge fence that will block the view of the first 15 rows? Its fine for a race because action is constantly moving around on a larger area but will be a horrible seat for a football game. It is a stunt that I can't believe Tennessee would even consider being a part of. I mean, why? What do you gain? They won't have 160K at that game. I say it will barely be 100K, if that. This will go down as one of the dumbest ideas ever in college football.
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Posted: 10/10/2013 1:25 PM

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I wish they would have gotten two better programs. I feel like this is something that needs to be Alabama vs Ohio State or Oregon vs Texas type names. Ehh, not sure how successful it'll be but it will draw attention.
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Posted: 10/10/2013 1:33 PM

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I guess we will see. Im just glad Ole Miss is not affiliated with it. It has the strong chance of being an embarrassment to both schools involved.
ToTheTop53 wrote: I disagree. I am sure that all of this has been considered and they have three years to prepare and come up with answers for.

As for the crazy idea; we have played college basketball in domed stadiums that were designed for football, we have playe college basketball on an aircraft carrier anchored in water outdoors, we have played ice hockey outdoors in football stadiums in above freezing temperatures where you can barely see the players, not to mention college football in Wrigley Field where you could only play offense going one direction, yet Illinois and Northwestern have both signed up for more games in taht stadium.

It can work, and due to the novelty and magnitude of the event, and the fact UT already gets 100,000 to games, I think people will come for the sheer excitmeent and experience and to say they were there.


BraveDuckMan wrote: I still say this is a hair brain idea. There are permanent buildings on one end of the infield. So if you are sitting in the stands on that end then you are going to be 200 yards from the field. What if it rains. That is a freaking concrete bowl that is designed to drain water from concrete, not turf. What about that big, heavy gauge fence that will block the view of the first 15 rows? Its fine for a race because action is constantly moving around on a larger area but will be a horrible seat for a football game. It is a stunt that I can't believe Tennessee would even consider being a part of. I mean, why? What do you gain? They won't have 160K at that game. I say it will barely be 100K, if that. This will go down as one of the dumbest ideas ever in college football.
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