Hopes high for record crowd
Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee is to a host a college football game which aims to shatter the US attendance record for any such event.
The University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech have confirmed plans to play at the venue in 2016 in front of crowd they hope will be at least 150,000 strong.
That would break all attendance records for an American football game, with only major events such as the Indianapolis 500 or Kentucky Derby able to boast higher attendances in US sports.
The current record for a college football game is an estimated 120,000 who attended Notre Dame v Southern California in Chicago in 1927. The NFL record is 105,000, set by the Dallas Cowboys against the New York Giants in 2009.
Bristol's capacity for a NASCAR race is 165,000 but the venue will need to be reconfigured for a football game.
It could be a frantic process, with the Volunteers and Hokies due to face off on September 10, 2016, just two weeks after that season's stock car race.