Big Orange Tailgate Tour

Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol, Big Orange Tailgate Tour

Headed to Bristol to watch the Tennessee Volunteers and the Virginia Tech Hokies battle it out in the largest football game in history? Don't worry about hauling tents, chairs, and coolers... we've got your tailgate plans covered:

  • Prime gated tailgate location near the stadium (with restrooms)
  • The best view for the Vol Walk (5:30 p.m.)
  • Smokey and the UT Cheerleaders
  • TVs and a DJ spinning tunes
  • Food, Fun, Rocky Top, and more!

Tailgate cost includes food, and a cash bar will be available. The Big Orange Tailgate Tour is the place to be before the big game!

Saturday, September 10, 2016
Bristol Motor Speedway
4:00–7:00 p.m.
Kickoff is at 8:00 pm

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$50 for adults and children 10 years and up
$30 for children ages 2–9 years
Free for children under 2 years
The adult fee includes a gift of $5.00 to the Tri-Cities alumni chapter scholarship fund.

Parking is not included.
Click here for parking options »

Additional information:

Click here for a fan guide for the day which includes items prohibited on game day at Bristol Motor Speedway hospitality area and in the stadium. A map is also on the page, and the Big Orange Tailgate Tour is located in the purple hospitality area. Go Vols!

Coming in Friday?

Come party on State Street—the Tennessee side, of course— and let’s turn downtown Bristol TN Big Orange!

Friday, September 9, 2016
12:00–4:00 p.m.
620 State Street—Vols Headquarters

Contact Susie Orr at or 865-974-2513 for further information.

Vols vs. Aggies, Big Orange Tailgate Tour

Saturday, October 8
3 Hours before Kick Off (Game time TBD)
Registration coming soon

Do you need travel accommodations?
Check out the official UT vs. Texas A&M Travel Package »