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Followup: Football game at track breaks a world record

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The long-awaited Battle at Bristol took place Sept. 10 at Bristol Motor Speedway.  The converted racetrack attracted 156,990 fans to a game between the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the game — won by Tennessee, 45-24 — broke an attendance record previously set by a 2013 contest between the University of Michigan and Notre Dame in Ann Arbor, Mich.

The magazine looked at Bristol’s preparations for the game in an April community profile.




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