Friday, September 09, 2005

9,256 football fields and counting

A football field is 120 yards long by 53 yards wide. (..people often forget about the 10 yard depth of the end zones.)

As of Jan 2005, Wal-Mart had a total of 529,835,000 square feet of retailing space in the United States.

This is the equivalent of 9,256 football fields.

Between Jan 2004 and Jan 2005, Wal-Mart added 678 new football fields of retailing space.

If all of the fixtures and inventory were pulled out of all of Wal-Mart's U.S. retailing space and each store was filled with 1 person per square yard, Wal-Mart stores would hold 58,868,160 people (or 20% of the entire 2005 population of the United States.)


Anonymous Matt said...

Now add about 50% on top of that to cover the real estate that Wal-Mart owns but is not currently using or is leasing to other companies.

September 16, 2005 9:22 AM  

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