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The Tour Report
  • U.S. Open fun facts

  • There are more than 500,000 pieces of merchandise available at the U.S. Open. (Getty Images/Andrew Redington)There are more than 500,000 pieces of merchandise available at the U.S. Open. (Getty Images/Andrew Redington)

The U.S. Open isn't just one of golf's majors. It also is one of the world's largest sporting events. Here's a numerical look at some of the logistics of the year's second major:

Air Conditioning
3,255 tons of HVAC – enough for 1,300 homes

Carts
404 Golf Carts

Communications
16,368 feet of Fiber Backbone
16,896 feet of Large Count Copper
115,104 feet of  CAT5 Cable
330 Telephones
525 Televisions
51 Multi-function copiers
14 Fax machines

Flooring
650,000  square feet of flooring - equivalent to almost 15 acres of flooring

Food/Beverage
100,000 ¼ lb. Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs
42,000 ½ lb. Hamburgers
18,000 Jumbo Cookies
125,000 16 oz. Souvenir Beer/Soda Cups
365,000 12 oz. Beers
75,000 Sodas
50,000 Bottles of Water
48,000 Bags of Potato Chips

Grandstands
22,900 Grandstand seats – more than PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C.

Merchandise
Main merchandise pavilion totals 39,000 square feet
More than 500,000 pieces of merchandise available on-site
106,000 hats
More than 130,000 transactions expected

Office Trailers
104 office trailers totaling 35,000 square feet

Power
22 megawatts – enough to power 4,500 homes

Restroom Facilities
600 individual units and 36 high-end restroom trailers

Temporary Roads
150,000 square feet - equivalent to three acres of roads

Tents
400,000 square feet of canvas - enough to cover seven football fields

Volunteers
6,200 Volunteers
75 percent of volunteers are working both weeks - 62 percent are from North Carolina and 25 percent are from Moore County
All 50 states and 13 countries represented

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