Sorry, but no one speaks nationally of Mizzou's opening as they do VT's at Lane Stadium. Get real. Mizzou is nowhere CLOSE to VT - in gameday atmosphere, fan support or the quality of the football program. VT is miles ahead in all three, and has the entire state of Virginia as a fanbase. Missouri is halfway in the Big Ten.
VT's presence is comparable to LSU's, Bama's, Florida's, and Georgia's, as well as Tennessee's and Auburn's. It is ahead of everyone else's, except for maybe Texas A&M's which is terrific.