2018-05-10 / Around Town

RACE VILLAGE

by the Numbers


Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race • 1,313,136 Newport Race Village visitors in 2015
• $47.7M in state and local economic impact
• 132 Volvo traveling pods to arrive in four-40 foot shipping containers;
one with a second floor
• Race Village pavilion is 25 percent bigger than in 2015
• More than 800 Volvo support team have reserved > 500 hotel rooms
• 6,000 spectators at dock in 2015 to greet boats
• 700 volunteers needed (have 1,000) to fill 1,200 volunteer shifts
• 407 on land, 135 on water
• 500 bike racks

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