Jul 4, 2013; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Casey Mears (13), Kyle Busch (18) and Jeff Gordon (24) during practice for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

College Football a 'Possibility' at Daytona Motor Speedway, Could Happen by 2016


A recent report from the Associated Press says officals at Daytona are in the consideration phase of both college football and soccer games at the historic venue. In an arena known for making left turns all day to become one where possibly players of the future in College football goes from one of fantasy to reality and closer than we may think according to the report:

Track president Joie Chitwood III says he would like to lure football, soccer and rugby games to the famed speedway following its $400 million redesign. Florida, Florida State or even the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers would be potential candidates to play there.

When it’s done, Daytona’s aging grandstands will have a modern look and feel. There will be wider and more comfortable seating, improved concessions and countless big-screen televisions that will keep fans abreast of the action even when they step away from the stands.

The redesign is expected to make the 101,000-seat venue the best in auto racing. But how would it fair for other sports?

The games would be played on the infield grass in front of the start-finish line, an area plenty big enough for those events. But it’s unlikely many of the seats would be ideal for up-close viewing.

At least the idea is being kicked around at the moment. It would be pretty cool to turn on the tv and instead of seeing cars running around, see football players.

 

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