Euro 2008 in numbers

This content was published on October 16, 2008 - 15:08

2 billion in revenue for Uefa, 45% more than in 2004.
SFr386 million ($340 million), the operational budget of the championship.
SFr82.5 million in funds released by the government.
1.05 million tickets.
80,000m2 of temporary buildings erected around the eight stadiums.
13,000 soldiers mobilised in Switzerland to assist the authorities.
35,000 accreditations (Uefa, press, personnel, security, etc).
8,000 volunteers signed up by Uefa and the Swiss host cities.
SFr6,700, the Uefa donation for each goal scored, given to the humanitarian aid project Goals for the Red Cross.
682 girls and boys who came from around Europe to act as official companions to the 22 players during the 31 matches.
554 collectible stickers needed to fill one of the special Swiss Euro 2008 albums.
368 players.
100km of cables installed to allow for the TV broadcast.
24 hours, the time a hooligan had to remain in custody after being arrested.
15 matches in Switzerland.
1 winner.

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