Facts & Figures from last year’s Senior PGA

If history is any indication, the 2009 Senior PGA Championship will be quite a production. For some prespective, the following are some facts and figures from the 2008 Senior PGA Championship, which was held at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York.

Attendance

  • 50,000 people were estimated to have lined the fairways between Monday and Sunday
  • 25,000 spectators were transported by various shuttle busses

Concession Consumption

  • 15,500+ bottles of Aquafina water drank
  • 25,000+ bottles of Pepsi and Diet Pepsi drank
  • 25,000+ cups of beer served
  • 12,500+ bags of chips consumed
  • 1,400+ chocolate chip cookies eaten
  • 7,500 hamburgers grilled
  • 10,000+ hot dogs purchased
  • 130,000+ pounds of ice used

Temporary Power & Air Conditioning

  • 15,000+ KVA of commercial power used
  • 75 megawatts of generator power used
  • 350,000 feet of cable used
  • 2,400 tons of air-cooling equipment required
  • 15 temporary light towers set up
  • 100 cable ramps needed to help cover all the cables, hoses and wiring

Television and Media

  • 3.5+ miles of temporary cable laid
  • 12 television towers and one TV studio erected
  • 160 new flat screen televisions installed
  • 400 media credentialed and worked out of a 6,400 square foot media center
  • 10 hours of live TV coverage viewed in more than 70 countries (the 2009 Senior PGA Championship will be broadcast live for 12 hours)

Miscellaneous

  • 1,850+ adult volunteers and 120 junior volunteers served on some 40 Championship committees
  • 275+ on-site walkie-talkies used to make more than 1,000 radio transmissions per day
  • 250 GMC and Buick’s utilized to transport players, officials and their families
  • 7,500+ plants brought in and plant throughout Oak Hill
  • 25 temporary office trailers required

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