Bristol Makes List of 100 Best Venues in Sports

The unique nature and mystique of Bristol Motor Speedway once again propelled the modern day coliseum to the forefront in a listing of the world’s top sports destinations.

In a recent Business Insider article, entitled the “100 Best Venues In Sports”, Bristol Motor Speedway was the lone NASCAR track among the facilities making the list.

Selections accumulated points in three categories: architecture, ambiance and aesthetics — evidenced by the many recently-constructed facilities in the inventory.

Bristol Motor Speedway landed in the No. 77 slot; in front of such notable venues as Busan Asaid Stadium (Busan, South Korea), Beijing National Stadium (Bejing, China), home of the 2008 Summer Olympics, Court Phillippe Chatier – the main court at the French Open (Paris, France) and Yas Marina Circuit (Yas Island, UAE), home of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

While celebrating its 50th Anniversary this season, the imposing figure cut against the Northeast Tennessee hills by Bristol Motor Speedway is a result of the reconstruction, expansion and modernization that has taken place since Bruton Smith and Speedway Motorsports, Inc., purchased the facility in 1996.

In addition, Bristol Motor Speedway ranks ahead of the home stadiums of three National Football League teams, three host National Basketball Association arenas and more than a half-dozen modern Major League Baseball facilities.

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