It's the game all of college football has been waiting for: Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech in the "Battle at Bristol." The game -- which will be played at Bristol Motor Speedway -- should draw the largest crowd in college football history and will be one of the great spectacles in all of sports during the 2016 calendar year.
We gave you an inside look at how a race track gets converted to a football facility, but it's one thing to read about it and another thing to see it in person. Here are a handful of pictures, provided by the good folks at Bristol Motor Speedway, that illustrate how the conversion happened.
Within hours of the Sprint Cup race in late August, the conversion began. In total, 450 truckloads of materials were dumped in the infield to help build the field the two teams will play on Saturday.
As you can see, it was a convoy of one truck after another bringing in materials.
A different view of the beginning stages of the conversion, with Colossus, the world's largest, outdoor, four-sided video screen perched above the eventual field of play.
A view of the early conversion from the grandstand.
Dirt and gravel is slowly placed on the infield before turf is laid down. The folks at Bristol Motor Speedway had to raise the infield a full 3 1/2 feet to help sightlights.
The first appearance of the turf.
We're getting there...
A view from high in the stands as the turf begins to get rolled. That will be one lucky fan's seat on Saturday.
More of the field getting laid down. Fun fact: Drainage was one of the biggest concerns for organizers since a race track generally drains to the middle of the infield. A football field obviously needs to drain to the sides.
In addition to the field, an additional 5,000 seats were added for this weekend's football game.
Construction on those additional seats continues.
Locker rooms had to be built -- almost from scratch -- on the infield of the race track. They will be ready for the two teams come Saturday.
The goalposts are up as Colossus looms in the background.
With the full field turf down and the yard lines painted, it's starting to look like a real football field.
The rest of the painting continued on Tuesday, just four days before kickoff.
The SEC will be well-represented Saturday, under the lights in "Thunder Valley."
The Tennessee checkerboard is down, one of the final phases of getting the field game-ready.
Gentlemen, start your engines! We're just a few hours from kickoff!
(A big thank you goes out to Becky Cox from Bristol Motor Speedway, for helping coordinate everything with Fox Sports.
Also to read more details about how Bristol Motor Speedway has been turned from a race track, into the world's largest football stadium, click here)