It's about nine-tenths as long as Baseball base distances.
In other words, 971 inches is 0.89907 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 1.1123 times that amount.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
It's about one-and-one-fourth times as long as a Cricket pitch.
In other words, 971 inches is 1.22601 times the length of a Cricket pitch, and the length of a Cricket pitch is 0.815654 times that amount.(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #7)
It's about one-and-three-tenths times as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 971 inches is 1.2875 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 0.7767 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 0.63 times 971 inches.(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 590 inches tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as long as a Semitrailer.
In other words, 971 inches is 1.686 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 0.5931 times that amount.
It's about one-and-nine-tenths times as tall as a Brachiosaurus.
In other words, the height of a Brachiosaurus is 0.53 times 971 inches.(based on comparable bone measurements, height to head)
It's about half as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, 971 inches is 0.526 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 1.9 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)