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How much is 55,000?

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It's about the number of Seats in The Colosseum
(a.k.a. The Coliseum, a.k.a. Flavian Amphitheatre, a.k.a. Amphitheatrum Flavium, a.k.a. Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo) (Rome) (estimated)
It's about one-and-one-tenth times the number of Seats in New Yankee Stadium
In other words, 55,000 is 1.094 times the count of Seats in New Yankee Stadium, and the count of Seats in New Yankee Stadium is 0.91433 times that amount.
(2014 figures for 2009 Stadium; seating figures only) (a.k.a. Yankee Stadium, a.k.a. The Stadium, a.k.a. The House that George Built) (South Bronx, New York City, New York)
It's about two-thirds the number of Seats in Lambeau Field
In other words, 55,000 is 0.68124 times the count of Seats in Lambeau Field, and the count of Seats in Lambeau Field is 1.4679 times that amount.
(2014 figures) (a.k.a. City Stadium, a.k.a. New City Stadium, a.k.a. Titletown USA, a.k.a. The Frozen Tundra, a.k.a. The Shrine of Pro Football) (Green Bay, Wisconsin)
It's about one-and-a-half times the number of Seats in Fenway Park
In other words, 55,000 is 1.4836 times the count of Seats in Fenway Park, and the count of Seats in Fenway Park is 0.67404 times that amount.
(2013 figures; daytime capacity) (a.k.a. The Cathedral of Boston) (Boston, Massachusetts)
It's about one-and-a-half times the number of McDonald's Locations in the World
In other words, 55,000 is 1.5 times the count of McDonald's Locations in the World, and the count of McDonald's Locations in the World is 0.67 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (approximate)
Operating in 119 countries, there are currently 36,000 McDonald's locations worldwide. From 1955 thru 1993, many McDonald's locations advertised the number in billions of hamburgers sold on their external signs, but abandoned theses updates after the figure passed 100 billion.
It's about three-tenths the number of Letters in the Longest English Word
In other words, 55,000 is 0.28975 times the count of an Letters in the Longest English Word, and the count of an Letters in the Longest English Word is 3.45125 times that amount.
It's about six times the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language
In other words, 55,000 is 5.88 times the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language, and the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 0.1701 times that amount.
(zhōngwén, 中文) (Hànzì, 汉字/漢字; Shuowen Jiezi count; distinct characters)