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It's about one-and-one-tenth times the number of Seats in Fenway Park
In other words, 40,000 is 1.08 times the count of Seats in Fenway Park, and the count of Seats in Fenway Park is 0.92678 times that amount.
(2013 figures; daytime capacity) (a.k.a. The Cathedral of Boston) (Boston, Massachusetts)
Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox baseball team, can accommodate 37,071 spectators when configured for daytime seating. Fenway Park holds the record for most consecutive sellout games, with a streak of 794 sellouts that ended in 2013. This figure is a dramatic turnaround from the attendance in 1965, which was at times as low as just 500 people.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times the number of McDonald's Locations in the World
In other words, 40,000 is 1.1 times the count of McDonald's Locations in the World, and the count of McDonald's Locations in the World is 0.91 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (approximate)
It's about four-fifths the number of Seats in The Colosseum
In other words, 40,000 is 0.8 times the count of Seats in The Colosseum, and the count of Seats in The Colosseum is 1 times that amount.
(a.k.a. The Coliseum, a.k.a. Flavian Amphitheatre, a.k.a. Amphitheatrum Flavium, a.k.a. Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo) (Rome) (estimated)
Built between 70 and 80 AD, The Colosseum was a central attraction of Rome, capable of seating 50,000 spectators for various events including plays, war reenactments, and gladiatorial matches. The structure was estimated to require 100,000 cu. m of stone to construct. It remains the largest amphitheater in the world.
It's about four-fifths the number of Seats in New Yankee Stadium
In other words, 40,000 is 0.79543 times the count of Seats in New Yankee Stadium, and the count of Seats in New Yankee Stadium is 1.2572 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 half the number of Seats in Lambeau Field
In other words, 40,000 is 0.49545 times the count of Seats in Lambeau Field, and the count of Seats in Lambeau Field is 2.018 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 four times the number of Benches in Central Park
In other words, 40,000 is 4 times the count of Benches in Central Park, and the count of Benches in Central Park is 0.3 times that amount.
(Manhattan, New York City, New York)
It's about four-and-a-half times the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language
In other words, 40,000 is 4.277 times the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language, and the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 0.2338 times that amount.
(zhōngwén, 中文) (Hànzì, 汉字/漢字; Shuowen Jiezi count; distinct characters)