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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

24,000,000 and Stadiums

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 24 million children in America -- one out of three -- live in biological father-absent homes.

That number is hard to fathom.

Consider it from this light. 

There are 2,083 major stadiums and indoor arenas (football, baseball, soccer, basketball, hockey) in the USA.

The total maximum capacity of those 2,083 stadiums is 19,240,796.

So we can fill up 2,083 stadiums with children from fatherless homes and still have 4,795,024 waiting in the parking lot for a seat.

** Let's remember how much good we can do as coaches to help these boys and girls grow into virtuous men and women. They NEED us!

There are approximately 213 stadiums in the USA that hold 20,000 or more. 
The total maximum capacity of that list is 10,695,304

There are approximately 398 indoor arenas in the USA. 
The total maximum capacity of that list 4,120,162.

There are approximately 101 other Division 1 FCS football stadiums with a capacity less than 20,000. 
The total maximum capacity of that list is 326,119.

There are 1,371 High School football stadiums in the state of Texas. 
The total maximum capacity of that list is 4,099,211

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