By way of an open records request, Evan Woodbery of the Knoxville News Sentinel obtained a copy of the contract agreed upon by Tennessee and Virginia Tech for the 2016 game at Bristol Motor Speedway.
According to that contract, each school will receive an allotment of 40,000 tickets.
If each school sells all of its allotted tickets, they would receive $4 million apiece. The guarantee drops to $3.75 million if 32,500 tickets are sold, $3.5 million for 25,000 sold.
Source: John Taylor, NBC Sports