Tennessee fans are looking forward to Sept. 10.
The Vols will take on Virginia Tech in front of a sold out crowd of 150,000 fans at Bristol Motor Speedway. Country singer Kenny Chesney will play a concert the Friday before, and Tennessee is reportedly bring in around $3 million from the contest.
It’s going to be quite the spectacle, and is one of the more anticipated games on the schedule.
If Vols fans weren’t already excited about the game, former Tennessee defensive back Inky Johnson’s Monday tweet may have gotten them there. The ex-Tennessee player was on at the speedway on Monday, and tweeted out a little preview from the playing surface.
— Inky Johnson (@InkyJohnson) June 13, 2016
Johnson had a promising football career until he suffered an injury against Air Force in 2006 that left his right arm completely paralyzed. He is now a motivational speaker, and his message resonates around the country.
After opening up against Appalachian State at home on Thursday, Sept. 1, the Vols will take on the Hokies on the infield at Bristol Motor Speedway. Virginia Tech finished with a 7-6 record last season, including a 2015 Camping World Independence Bowl victory over Tulsa.