Virginia Tech and Tennessee will play a college football game at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday. The NASCAR venue underwent a massive transformation to turn its infield into a football field, and with an expected attendance of 150,000, it will be a spectacle.
It’s also a terrible idea.
Look at this:
Good luck to any fan planning to go to Bristol with any hopes of seeing a football game. Sure, that’s a view from the last row, but football isn’t meant for a NASCAR venue.
The views from the lower level seats aren’t much better.
Tennessee plays in a stadium that seats 102,455. Is a gimmicky game at a speedway really worth the extra 48,000 seats if the sight lines make the game unwatchable?
I guess we know that answer.
Just as I’d like to see the Final Four go back to basketball arenas (won’t happen, but I can dream), let’s keep football in football stadiums.
Source: USA Today Fan Sports Poll