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Nasdaq Open was broadcast in Times Square! (Small article with some fun figures)

Nasdaq By The Numbers

John Marshall Mantel By Tennis Week

Kim Clijsters' determined sprints, stunning splits and shrieking sneaker squeals brought some spectators to a standstill on Saturday afternoon in Times Square. As the unseeded Clijsters conquered second-seeded Maria Sharapova, 6-3, 7-5, to capture her second consecutive tournament title and stretch her winning streak to 14 matches, New Yorkers watched the action live on the NASDAQ MarketSite screen, seven stories above the street.

Pedestrians weren't the only people drawn to the action on the Crandon Park courts. Attendance for the NASDAQ-100 Open was 263,118 for 22 sessions, the third highest total in NASDAQ-100 Open history. The total is up 4 percent (9,096) over 2004 and the second straight year the tournament has had increased attendance after a two-year decline following the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Good Friday. March 25th was a record-setting attendance day and the tournament痴 best-attended session with 17,180 spectators.

The tournament featured five record-breaking sessions:

Session 2 (Wednesday night, March 23rd) 10,223
Session 3 (Thursday day, March 24th) 12,715
Session 5 (Friday day, March 25th) 17,180 (2,386 grounds passes sold on Good Friday)
Session 13 (Tuesday day, March 29th) 14,224 (Kids Day broke record from 1995)
Session 20 (Friday night, April 1st) 12,772 (Agassi vs. Federer semifinal broke record from 1995)
The Key Biscayne event has long been a favorite stop for both players and fans. The Nasdaq-100 Open was named ATP Tournament of the Year for the third consecutive year and for the sixth time in the pas seven years and and was named the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Tournament of the Year for 2004.

Nasdaq-100 Open By The Numbers:

1 Unseeded Champion Kim Clijsters
7 number of matches played by Clijsters to win the tournament
8 tons of french fries served
19 number of years at Key Biscayne site
21 number of years this tournament has been played
29 Seed number of Men痴 Finalist Rafael Nadal
39 Networks that carried NASDAQ-100 Open tennis around the world
40 cars provided by Mercedes-Benz used during the tournament
42 total matches televised
96 drivers utilized by tournament transportation
110 cases of wine served
200+ countries with TV broadcast available
456 entry spots for players in main draw and qualifying
500 kegs of Warsteiner beer served
1,088 hours of TV coverage around the world
1,200 Transport runs
2,500 Casa Larios mojitos served at Bacardi
3,300 NASDAQ-listed companies
9,096 increase in attendance from last year
11,500 Starbucks coffee drinks served
16,000 Shoreline Foods hamburgers eaten
18,500 Ben & Jerry's ice cream bars consumed
18,600 Crepe Express crepes
120,000 pounds of ice used on site
263,118 attendance in 2005
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Always glad to hear the attendance was up...I wonder how the television ratings were?

thanks for posting...

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