Tuesday, October 19, 2010

WEG 2010: The Alltech® FEI World Equestrian Games By The Numbers

DATE: October 19, 2010

LEXINGTON, KY—In addition to an incredible host city and state, the world’s best athletes, and the friendliest volunteer workforce in the world, it took a lot to stage the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Here’s a look at the 16 days of September 25 through October 10, by the numbers:

507,022 attendees
16,800 feet of bike barricade
8 miles of linear fencing
396 temporary structures
70 temporary power generators
59 miles of electrical cable
20,000 temporary seats
more than 11,000 signs placed around the park
500 flags
30,000 feet of extension cord
 632 athletes
752 horses
58 countries
More than 100,000 servings of Kentucky Ale brand beers poured
1,734 Maker’s Mark bottles dipped in red wax at the station inside the Kentucky Experience
175,220 pounds of recyclable and compostable materials removed from the park
56 percent of waste diverted from landfills through green initiatives
500 temporary toilet facilities
7.6 million page views to the Games web site from September 25 through October 10
193 countries represented in web site visitors
62,707 school children visited the Games thanks to Alltech
79,802 Facebook fans…and still counting!
6,000 AWESOME volunteers
1.1 million meals served to spectators, staff, athletes and volunteers
112,368 cars parked
326,260 trips to and from the Games taken through the main entry transport mall
16,000 caps, 5,000 walking sticks, and 1,000 saddle pads sold in the merchandise store
11 months-- youngest credentialed person; the son of press officers John and Heather Strassburger

For more information on the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games please visit, www.alltechfeigames.com.

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