On September 10, 2016 the Virginia Tech Hokies and University of Tennessee Volunteers face-off on one of NASCAR's biggest stages - Bristol Motor Speedway. Expected to draw the largest crowd in college football history, the iconic venue transforms into a one-of-a-kind stadium just days after its traditional date for the August night race.

This March, guests of the Last Great Colosseum get a glimpse of the football experience at the Battle at Bristol Football Zone located in the display area between the Speedway and Dragway.

Featuring a football toss, 20-yard dash, blocking drills, free giveaways and more, the interactive display area not only provides race fans an opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of the gridiron but also serves as an informational resource for those curious about the upcoming game.

"The Battle at Bristol has been decades in the making and announcing last October that it is finally happening was really special," said BMS General Manager Jerry Caldwell. "Response to the game has been overwhelming and we're eager to share that excitement with a key part of our Bristol family - our race guests. The Battle at Bristol Football Zone gives us a fun, interactive way to do that."

Bristol season ticket holders and iBelong members may secure their Battle at Bristol tickets today with a $40 deposit per ticket. For additional information on ticket offerings and to stay updated on news about the big game, fans can become a Battle at Bristol insider at www.battleatbristol.com.

Tickets still remain for the March 14-16 race weekend, but prices increase Sunday, March 9, so act now to purchase Food City 500 tickets as low as $65 or weekend packages for as little as $89. To reserve your seat for next weekend's battle on the high banks and learn more about guaranteeing your seat for college football's largest game, visit www.bristoltix.com or call (855) 580-5525.