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It's about the number of Seats in The Colosseum.
(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 one-and-one-tenth times the number of Seats in New Yankee Stadium.
In other words, 55,000 is 1.0937 times the count of Seats in New Yankee Stadium, and the count of Seats in New Yankee Stadium is 0.914330 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 two-thirds the number of Seats in Lambeau Field.
In other words, 55,000 is 0.681240 times the count of Seats in Lambeau Field, and the count of Seats in Lambeau Field is 1.46790 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 one-and-a-half times the number of Seats in Fenway Park.
In other words, 55,000 is 1.48360 times the count of Seats in Fenway Park, and the count of Seats in Fenway Park is 0.674040 times that amount.
(2013 figures; daytime capacity) (a.k.a. The Cathedral of Boston) (Boston, Massachusetts)
It's about one-and-a-half times the number of McDonald's Locations in the World.
In other words, the count of McDonald's Locations in the World is 0.670 times 55,000.
(2015 figures) (approximate)
It's about three-tenths the number of Letters in the Longest English Word.
In other words, 55,000 is 0.289750 times the count of an Letters in the Longest English Word, and the count of an Letters in the Longest English Word is 3.451250 times that amount.
It's about six times the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language.
In other words, 55,000 is 5.880 times the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language, and the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 0.17010 times that amount.
(zhōngwén, 中文) (Hànzì, 汉字/漢字; Shuowen Jiezi count; distinct characters)