Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol - Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech

Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol
Saturday, September 10, 2016
College Football

Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol

Saturday, September 10, 2016 8:00 PM
College Football
Starts In:15day 9hour 49min 53sec09/10/2016 08:00 PM

The Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol will be College Football's Biggest Ever on Sept. 10, 2016 when the Volunteers of the University of Tennessee take on the Hokies of Virginia Tech.  You won't want to miss this historic event!

Fan Information

Prohibited Items

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Backpacks
  • Bicycles
  • Cameras with detachable lenses over 5". Overall camera /lens combinations cannot exceed 8" in overall length.
  • Cans, bottles, coolers
  • Coolers of any size
  • Clear bags larger than 18” x 18” x 6”
  • Fireworks
  • Folding Chairs (chairs of any kind)
  • Glass Containers
  • Golf carts / ATV- type vehicles
  • Grills
  • Helium balloons and beach balls
  • Hoverboards
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Laser Pointers
  • Noisemakers
  • Outside food, snacks, beverages
  • Pets - except service animals assisting the disabled
  • Radios without headsets
  • Roller Blades
  • Binocular Cases
  • Scaffolds or platforms
  • Segways
  • Selfie Sticks, tripods or monopods
  • Signs, Flags or Banners
  • Skateboards
  • Strollers
  • Smoking in the grandstands, including the use of e-cigarettes and vapor cigarettes
  • Stadium seats wider than 17 inches
  • Stadium seats with arms
  • Umbrellas
  • Unmanned aircraft, drones
  • Video Cameras
  • Weapons of any kind. Includes guns, knives, etc., regardless of permit
  • Other items that may pose a safety hazard or diminish the enjoyment of an event by other patrons


Q: Can I still purchase tickets?

A: BMS has exhausted its current inventory of grandstand tickets. If any additional seats become available, they will first be offered to the people on the waiting list that were not selected via the Battle Lottery. If you did not enter the lottery, BMS still has some premium options available. If you are interested in those areas ($400 & up), please click the VIP EXPERIENCES TAB above or email Jonathan at jmoore@bristolmotorspeedway.com.

Q: When will I get my tickets?

A: Tickets will be shipped via expedited service in July, 2016. If you need to update your address, please call the BMS ticket office prior to May 1, 2016.

Q: Where can I sell my tickets?

A: BMS has launched a secure secondary marketplace for fans to SELL their tickets at  http://bit.ly/CustomerBattleResaleIf you are looking to BUY tickets through this secondary marketplace please visit http://bit.ly/BattleResale.

Q: Can I purchase parking or camping in advance?

A: BMS wants to make sure all ticket holders have the opportunity to pre-purchase parking and/or camping. Make sure you are registered to receive the latest updates and information regarding onsale dates for these offerings by calling our Ticket office at 1-866-415-4158.


Please refer all ADA parking requests directly to Beverly Buster at the BMS ticket office.

  • All deposits will be applied towards the total balance due.
  • If they have ADA needs, Beverly will let them know what materials they’ll have to send to BMS in advance.
  • ADA parking is $32.78 w/ tax.
  • All parking/camping will likely be presold, meaning ADA dedicated spaces on property may not be available on game day, unless reserved in advance.

Fan Schedule

Honda Ridgeline Presents Bristol's Tailgate Party All Times are in Eastern Time and subject to change.
Friday, September 9, 2016
Time Event Location
9:00 AM Parking Lots Open All Parking Lots
9:00 AM Ticket Office Opens Bruton Smith Building
9:00 AM Interactive Fan Zone Opens Fan Zone / Fan Midway
5:00 PM Spectator Gates Open Stadium Grandstands
6:30 PM Honda Ridgeline Presents Bristol's Tailgate Party Starring Kenny Chesney, The Band Perry and Old Dominion
Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol
Saturday, September 10, 2016
7:00 AM Parking Lots Open All parking Lots
7:00 AM Perimeter Security Check Points Active All Outside Perimeter Entrances
7:00 AM Perimeter Check Point Ticket Booths Opens All Outside Perimeter Entrances
8:00 AM Ticket Office Opens Bruton Smith Building
8:00 AM Interactive Fan Zone/Fan Midway Opens Fan Zone / Fan Midway
8:00 AM Guest Welcome Villages, Guest Services, Bruton Smith Building Open See Guest Guide for all locations
8:00 AM Speedway World Souvenir Store Opens Bruton Smith Building
 4:00 PM Ticket Booths Open All locations
4:00 PM Spectator Gates Open All Gates
4:00 PM to 7:30 PM Trophy Club Opens South Building
5:30 PM Virginia Tech Hokie (Team) Walk Fan Zone Earhart East/ Blue Bridge
5:30 PM Tennessee Vol (Team) Walk Fan Midway / Orange Bridge
7:30 PM Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol Pre-Game Ceremonies Stadium
8:15 PM Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol Kickoff Stadium


Here are some instructions for Game Day on Parking around the facility

Parking and Camping at the Facility

Post-Game Traffic Exit Map

Area Parking

Park and Ride


Satellite parking allows guests to park away from the track and travel via shuttle bus to avoid congested driving conditions. Guests parking in these lots will be provided shuttle service to BMS at a cost of $20 per round trip, subject to availability.

Reservations for the Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol on Saturday, September 10th can be made by calling the ticket office at 866-415-4158 or by visiting the website at www.bristolmotorspeedway.com/parkandride .

Park and Ride locations include:

  • Bristol, VA: Sugar Hollow Park, 3600 Lee Highway, between exits 7 and 10 off I-81.
    Bus service starts at 11 AM with the last bus departing at 4 PM.
  • Johnson City, TN: ETSU, Lot #9, corner of West State of Franklin and University Parkway.
    Bus service starts at 11 AM with buses departing each hour until 4 PM.
  • Kingsport, TN: Sullivan North High School, 2533 N. John B. Dennis Highway.
    Bus service will start at Noon with additional pickups at 2 PM and 4 PM..
  • Blountville, TN: Sullivan Central High School, Exit 66, I-81 at 113 Shipley Ferry Road.
    Bus service starts at 11 AM with buses departing each hour until 4 PM.

Additional Park and Ride options are available through Rally Bus – an on demand event travel company. Please refer to http://rallybus.net for additional information regarding locations, availability, and cost or to make a reservation.

Shuttles will leave approximately 45 minutes after the end of the game

Seating Chart

Premium/VIP Experiences


This VIP Hospitality Experience includes:

  • Admission to The Trophy Club - Indoor Hospitality
  • Limited number of great sideline seats available to purchase with The Trophy Club
  • Two (2) Complimentary Drink Tickets good for Beer or Pepsi Products
  • Complimentary Game Day Food
  • Private Restrooms
  • Pre-Game Entertainment
  • Interactive Activities to help your team to victory
  • Appearances by Legends, Smokey, HokieBird and other celebrities

For more information or details, please call the Ticket Office toll-free 866.415.4158.

The Bristol Club

A private luxury suite, the Bristol Club features reserved seating, all-inclusive catering and refreshments, full cash bar, flat-screen televisions, and commemorative game day gift. It’s an ideal location providing exclusive views, premier comfort and an unforgettable experience.

For more information or details, please call the Corporate Sales Department at 423-989-6904 or 6906.

Field Level Seats and The Touchdown Club

Hokie or Vol, the end zone is where you want to see your team. At the Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol, both end zones will host a Touchdown Club, a premium, field-level experience.


  • Reserved end zone seating
  • Access to the Touchdown Club
  • All-inclusive catered meals and non-alcoholic beverages with full cash bar
  • (2) alcoholic drink tickets per guest
  • Commemorative Battle at Bristol gift

For more information or details, please call the Corporate Sales Department at 423-989-6904 or 6906.

The Chairman's Experience

For more information or details, please call the Corporate Sales Department at 423-989-6904 or 6906.

Battlefield Seats

Be on the famed Colosseum track surface in these one-of-a-kind seats for the biggest Football game ever.  Limited seats available.

  • $25 food credit
  • Premium, fold-down chair
  • Watch the game from the racetrack

For more information or details, please call the Ticket Office toll-free 866.415.4158.


Battle at Bristol Parking and Camping

Battle at Bristol Parking/Camping Information For BMS & Adjoining Properties

Anticipation is building for the biggest college football game ever! The BMS team has been working nonstop behind the scenes in our planning and preparation for this historic event.

A limited number of spaces are still available.   Call now to reserve your space at 866-415-4158 (must be a Battle at Bristol ticket holder to place a reservation).

Campgrounds will open on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 9:00 am.  For more information refer to the Fan Information Tab on this page.

 Thank you for making The Last Great Colosseum your home away from home!


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