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Battle at Bristol Announces Trophy Design Contest for Football’s Largest Game


BRISTOL, TN - Battle at Bristol is putting out a call to fans: Do you want to be a part of history? History will indeed be made as sports fans witness a border battle, decades in the making, between Virginia Tech and the University of Tennessee at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sept. 10, 2016. In honor of this epic rivalry, Battle at Bristol is giving fans the chance to be a part of the ground-breaking event in the form of a national contest. Fans have the opportunity to design what will inspire the iconic trophy awarded to the winner of this historic game. The full contest rules can be found at and an embeddable video link with contest details is available here Beginning today, February 5th, 2015, fans can submit their designs for the trophy to (or by mail to Bristol Motor Speedway) until March 6th, 2015. Entries will be organized by Bristol Motor Speedway to determine the top three that will go up on on March 13, 2015 for fan voting. Majority vote winner from the fans will serve as the inspiration for the final Battle at Bristol Trophy. In addition to bragging rights, the winner will receive a free trip to a Bristol Motor Speedway race weekend, the September 2015 Trophy Unveiling event, tickets to Battle at Bristol in September 2016 and other prizes. Expected to draw more than 150,000 fans, the iconic NASCAR short track will transform into college football's largest venue within an estimated two-week timeframe following its traditional late-Aug. race date. The Battle at Bristol football game is on track to crush the current NCAA single-game attendance record of 115,109, which was set in September 2013 at Michigan Stadium. For the latest announcements surrounding the Battle at Bristol, as well as ticket and event information call (855) 580-5525 or visit and

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