'Battle at Bristol' draws NCAA record crowd

Posted at 10:47 PM, Sep 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-10 22:47:39-04
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) -- The "Battle at Bristol" between No. 17 Tennessee and Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night drew an NCAA single-game record crowd of 156,990.
The speedway was temporarily converted into a football stadium to accommodate this game.
The previous NCAA record was 115,109 for Michigan's 2013 victory over Notre Dame at Michigan Stadium. Also, a crowd of 120,000 to 123,000 fans is believed to have attended Notre Dame's 1927 victory over Southern California at Chicago's Soldier Field.
The NFL regular-season attendance record is 105,121 for a New York Giants victory at Dallas in 2009. A 1994 preseason game between the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Oilers in Mexico City's Azteca Stadium drew 112,376 fans.