TSL Poll: Are You Going to the Battle at Bristol?

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Battle at Bristol

Ticket sales for the 2016 Battle at Bristol have been a big news item this past week, as the Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) opened up priority ticket sales and taking deposits deposits from single-event ticket holders for NASCAR Sprint Cup races at BMS and the NHRA national event weekend at Bristol Dragway.

Phones “blowing up” as Battle at Bristol priority ticket sales startBristol Herald-Courier, July 3, 2015

Andy Bitter of The Roanoke Times also wrote back on July 1st that Tennessee has sold their full allotment of 40,000 tickets, with Virginia Tech having sold just over 20,000 tickets. VT has an allotment of 40,000 tickets, while BMS holds the other 70,000 tickets (150,000 tickets total).

Which makes us wonder: what are your plans for the Battle at Bristol, Hokie fans? Chime in.

Are you going to the Battle at Bristol game?

  • I'm going, but I haven't bought / reserved my tickets yet. (33%, 607 Votes)
  • I'm not going. (26%, 483 Votes)
  • I'm going, and I have already bought / reserved tickets. (21%, 391 Votes)
  • I don't know / I haven't decided yet. (20%, 367 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,848

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  1. I think Tennessee used a different approach to ticket sales that VT used. TN opened sale to a wider public. Not sure of details because I have not seen the exact differences.

  2. There should be a poll: Are you an Optimist or a Pessimist about the program direction?

  3. Still not sure if it’s going to be worth it unless you get premium seats, which the vast majority of us won’t. The question is do I want to spend the money to go to a game where I probably won’t be able to see much of anything just to say “I was there”. Or…do I save that money and watch it on TV. It’s like those that go to games and get so drunk and spend the whole game in the bathroom or making an arse out of themselves….and have no idea what’s going on in the game, they just cheer sometimes because everybody else is.
    If I could have an idea of what the view would be for me (as a lower level Hokie Club member) then I could/would make that decision.

    1. Agree with your sentiment…likely a terrible view, with super challenging logistics to get in and out of there / stay there. Of course, I am speculating based on what I have read so far and would love to be told otherwise.

    2. For racing, Bristol is not a bad view … I dont imagine the team tickets will be horrible since the teams are supposed to be getting the best tickets (so I am assuming between the 25’s?) … I definitely would be buying sooner than later if you are planning to go.

      I definitely think it will sell out, I’m just hoping it is not 70% UT and 30% VT … like being a dsu fan at the dsu-VT game in Charlottesville

    3. If you have never been to the race track you are in for a very rude awakening. And that is not the worse part. Try to find a place to park within one mile of the track. For those that are going and have never been, do not go I-81 past Bristol. Take back roads in and out.

  4. Hasn’t VT only opened up ticket sales select levels of the Hokie Club? In the interview with Bitter, Whit sounded fine. I just hope we are not severely out numbered.

    1. From Andy’s article linked above:

      “When I spoke to Whit Babcock last week, he said the Hokies are over 20,000 so far, although — if I’m reading all the forms correctly — ticket deposits are only currently available for season ticket holders and Hokie Club members. Public ticket sales for what’s left of the Hokies’ allotment won’t start until early 2016.”

  5. Hate to be an old grinch, but traffic congestion, inadequate lodging, poor seating, etc. are keeping me away. Television and a refrigerator will be just fine.

    By the way, I will be surprised if this game is a sell-out.

    1. I think they may sell-out. I have attended a couple of UT games. The UT stadium seats over 100K which they routinely sell-out. Their fans are rabid! This could be the “Woodstock” of college football.

  6. I certainly want to go, it will quite an event. I have to make it work out, its a long drive from Chicago, but I really want to go.

  7. I’d like to be there just for the ‘event’ status….but I really only can make 1 game a year (family, distance, cost) and for 1 game, I’m going to pick a more convenient one, even though the spectacle would be cool

  8. I get dissuaded when I think of how much of a money grab it is and how the logistics of getting a hotel and just getting in and out of there will be daunting.

    Also, that we will be breaking in a new QB against a team that will probably be preseason Top 10 and a trendy Playoff pick.

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