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 It's about four-fifths as big as a Tennis court. In other words, 247 square yards is 0.791666660 times the size of a Tennis court, and the size of a Tennis court is 1.26315790 times that amount. (per ITF specification; for doubles)Per International Tennis Federation Rules of Tennis 2009, a doubles tennis court should measure 23.7744 m long by 10.9728 m, for a total area of about 311.866360 square yards. Courts may be surfaced with crushed red stone, shale, brick, hard-soil grass, or asphalt. It's about three-fifths as big as an IMAX screen. In other words, 247 square yards is 0.58310 times the size of an IMAX screen, and the size of an IMAX screen is 1.7150 times that amount. (standard)An IMAX movie theater screen measures 22 m (72 ft) by 16 m (52 ft) for a total area of 423.60 square yards. Because the film used in an IMAX movie is more than eight times larger than regular film, the platters of a two-and-a-half hour feature film can weigh up to 250 kg (550 lbs). It's about two-fifths as big as a Basketball court. In other words, 247 square yards is 0.41668228680 times the size of a Basketball court, and the size of a Basketball court is 2.3999100310 times that amount. (per NBA regulation)Per NBA rules , a basketball court should measure 29.5656 m long by 16.764 m wide, for a total area of 592.77777780 square yards. The first basketball game, held in a Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, was played on a court half the size of today's NBA standard and ended with a score of 1-0. It's about one-fifth as big as Fort Knox. In other words, 247 square yards is 0.1750 times the size of Fort Knox, and the size of Fort Knox is 5.710 times that amount. (a.k.a. the United States Bullion Depository, a.k.a. "Gold Vault") (Kentucky)The United States Bullion Depository, commonly referred to by the metonym "Fort Knox" (in spite of the fact that the Depository is not located on the Fort proper), measures 32.0 m (105 ft) by 36.9 m (121 ft), for a total area of about 1,410 square yards. The Depository is most famous for housing the largest portion of the national gold reserve, but has also temporarily housed the original US Declaration of Independence, an original copy of the US Constitution, and other important documents, kept there for safe keeping during World War II. It's about one-tenth as big as a Hockey rink. In other words, 247 square yards is 0.1361547630 times the size of a Hockey rink, and the size of a Hockey rink is 7.344583310 times that amount. (per NHL specification)Per National Hockey League Official Rules, a hockey rink should measure 60.96 m long by 25.908 m wide with a corner arc radius of 8.5344 m, for a total area of about 1,814.112070 square yards. Ice hockey is believed to have developed from field hockey after players began holding games on ice rinks, which had been traditionally used for the sport of curling. It's about fourteen times as big as a Parking Space. In other words, 247 square yards is 13.80 times the size of a Parking Space, and the size of a Parking Space is 0.0725 times that amount. (a.k.a Parking Stall) (average; surface lot; North America)An average-size parking space in a North American surface lot measures 17.90 square yards. Due to the high real estate prices at the time, parking spaces in a densely-populated part of Manhattan would sell for an average of \$165,000 in 2007, with some spaces fetching up to \$225,000. It's about one-twentieth as big as Bill Gates' Home. In other words, 247 square yards is 0.04616 times the size of Bill Gates' Home, and the size of Bill Gates' Home is 21.660 times that amount. (Medina, Washington)One of the largest homes in the world, Bill and Melinda Gates' home has a total area of 5,351 square yards, including 7 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, 6 kitchens, 6 fireplaces, a 275.10 square yards gym, a 107.60 square yards dining room, and a 227.20 square yards library. It was designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the same architectural firm responsible for the design of one of Apple Inc's flagship stores on Fifth Avenue in New York City.