How big is 968.8 square feet?
It's about one-third as big as a Tennis court
The size of a Tennis court is about 2,808 square feet.
(per ITF specification; for doubles)
Per International Tennis Federation Rules of Tennis 2009, a doubles tennis court should measure 23.7744 m long by 10.9728 m, for a total area of about 2,806.79730 square feet. Courts may be surfaced with crushed red stone, shale, brick, hard-soil grass, or asphalt.
It's about one-fourth as big as an IMAX screen
The size of an IMAX screen is about 3,813 square feet.
An IMAX movie theater screen measures 22 m (72 ft) by 16 m (52 ft) for a total area of 3,813 square feet. Because the film used in an IMAX movie is more than eight times larger than regular film, the platters of a two-and-a-half hour feature film can weigh up to 250 kg (550 lbs).
It's about one-fifth as big as a Basketball court
The size of a Basketball court is about 5,335 square feet.
(per NBA regulation)
Per NBA rules , a basketball court should measure 29.5656 m long by 16.764 m wide, for a total area of 5,335 square feet. The first basketball game, held in a Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, was played on a court half the size of today's NBA standard and ended with a score of 1-0.
It's about six times as big as a Parking Space
The size of a Parking Space is about 161 square feet.
(a.k.a Parking Stall) (average; surface lot; North America)
An average-size parking space in a North American surface lot measures 161 square feet. Due to the high real estate prices at the time, parking spaces in a densely-populated part of Manhattan would sell for an average of $165,000 in 2007, with some spaces fetching up to $225,000.
It's about one-fifteenth as big as Fort Knox
The size of Fort Knox is about 12,700 square feet.
(a.k.a. the United States Bullion Depository, a.k.a. "Gold Vault") (Kentucky)
The United States Bullion Depository, commonly referred to by the metonym "Fort Knox" (in spite of the fact that the Depository is not located on the Fort proper), measures 32.0 m (105 ft) by 36.9 m (121 ft), for a total area of about 12,700 square feet. The Depository is most famous for housing the largest portion of the national gold reserve, but has also temporarily housed the original US Declaration of Independence, an original copy of the US Constitution, and other important documents, kept there for safe keeping during World War II.
It's about one-fifteenth as big as Manchester Cathedral
The size of Manchester Cathedral is about 13,330 square feet.
(a.k.a. Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George) (Manchester, England, United Kingdom) (total interior area of Nave, Chapel, Library, Chapter House, and Rectory)
Manchester Cathedral includes a total interior area of 13,330 square feet between the Nave, Chapel, Library, Chapter House, and Rectory. The height of the Cathedral's bell tower is 41.1 m.
It's about one-fifteenth as big as a Hockey rink
The size of a Hockey rink is about 16,327.0087 square feet.
(per NHL specification)
Per National Hockey League Official Rules, a hockey rink should measure 60.96 m long by 25.908 m wide with a corner arc radius of 8.5344 m, for a total area of about 16,327.0087 square feet. Ice hockey is believed to have developed from field hockey after players began holding games on ice rinks, which had been traditionally used for the sport of curling.
It's about twenty times as big as a King Size Bed
The size of a King Size Bed is about 43.40 square feet.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A King-Size mattress measures 43.40 square feet in total area. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 53.80 square feet for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about one-fiftieth as big as Bill Gates' Home
The size of Bill Gates' Home is about 48,160 square feet.
One of the largest homes in the world, Bill and Melinda Gates' home has a total area of 48,160 square feet, including 7 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, 6 kitchens, 6 fireplaces, a 2,476 square feet gym, a 968.80 square feet dining room, and a 2,045 square feet library. It was designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the same architectural firm responsible for the design of one of Apple Inc's flagship stores on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
It's about one-sixtieth as big as a Football field
The size of a Football field is about 57,600 square feet.
(American) (per NFL regulation)
Per NFL rules, a football field should measure 109.728 m (120 yards) long by 48.768 m wide, for a total area of 57,600 square feet. Due to a blizzard, the first NFL playoff game in 1932 was held indoors in Chicago Stadium (it was also the first indoor game) on a field measuring just 55 m by 40.0 m, for a total area of 23,680.602920 square feet.
It's about one-sixty-fifth as big as The White House
The size of The White House is about 67,000 square feet.
(Washington, DC) (including wings)
Housing the presidency, the White House occupies six stories and a total of 67,000 square feet of floor space. This space includes 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, and 3 elevators, as well as a tennis court, bowling alley, movie theater, jogging track, swimming pool, and putting green.
It's about 85 times as big as a Bath Towel
The size of a Bath Towel is about 11.6660 square feet.
(for Fieldcrest Luxury Solid Towels)
Bath towels typically measure 142.24 cm (56 in) by 76.2 cm (30 in), for a total area of about 11.6660 square feet. The city of Bursa, Turkey is known as the birthplace of the modern towel.
It's about one-ninetieth as big as The Palace of Holyroodhouse
The size of The Palace of Holyroodhouse is about 87,000 square feet.
(a.k.a. Holyrood Palace) (Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom) (Palace without gardens)
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the residence of the British Monarch in Scotland, measures about 87,000 square feet, on a total grounds area of about 430,000 square feet. Each year, the Palace hosts a Garden Party, serving 8,000 guests from a 150-meter-long buffet table.
It's about one-ninetieth as big as Seal Island
The size of Seal Island is about 87,000 square feet.
(Western Cape province, South Africa)
Seal Island, named for the tens of thousands of Cape Fur Seals that live there, measures about 87,000 square feet. The large number seals attract great white sharks, who circle the island in a so-called "Ring of Death."
It's about one-one-hundredth as big as a City Block (Manhattan)
The size of a City Block (Manhattan) is about 100,000 square feet.
(per Bridges, William - 1811 Commissioner's Plan for New York City) (approximate)
A Manhattan city block measures about 200 m between the Northeast-Southwest streets by about 60 m between the Northwest-Southeast streets for a total area of about 100,000 square feet. There are roughly 2,000 blocks within the city, representing one of the most prolific applications of the city planning grid plan in history.