Opening to the public in A.D. 80, the Roman Colosseum hosted fierce competitions waged between imposing gladiators on one of the biggest stages in the world.

Since 1961, the battle site has shifted to Bristol Motor Speedway but the allure of both properties still remains. Bristol Motor Speedway officials are offering one lucky Bristol fan and a guest the chance to visit the city of Rome, including a tour of the iconic Roman Colosseum, through the "Colosseum 2 Colosseum" sweepstakes starting today.

"BMS is a one-of-a-kind venue with a storied sporting history, much like our Roman predecessor," said BMS General Manager Jerry Caldwell. "Our fans frequently say that a trip to Bristol is a bucket list item for them, and we are excited to offer the chance to take another trip of a lifetime through our 'Colosseum 2 Colosseum' sweepstakes."

The sweepstakes, presented by PrimeSport Sports Travel, provides one lucky winner and a guest a five-day trip to Rome, Italy with a grand prize package including:

  • Round-trip airfare for two
  • Tour of the Roman Colosseum
  • Four night hotel accommodations
  • $1,000 cash in spending money

All season ticket holders and Food City 500 ticket purchasers are entered to win. Alternate means of entry details can be found here. Registration ends Sunday, March 16 with the grand prize drawing scheduled for Monday, March 21.

Tickets for Sunday's Food City 500 start at $65 with weekend packages available for just $89. To reserve your seat at the Last Great Colosseum and enter to win the trip of a lifetime, visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com/rometrip or call (855) 580-5525 today.