It's about four-and-a-half times as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch.
In other words, the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is 0.2330 times 494.20 yards.(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)
According to the Laws of the Game, a football pitch should measure between 115 yards (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 100 yards and 130 yards, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were added
It's about one-fifth as long as The Kentucky Derby.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 0.2246360 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 4.451650 times that amount.(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 2,200 yards. First run in 1864, the Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest continuously-running sporting events in America, almost two years older than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
It's about four-and-a-half times as tall as Big Ben.
In other words, the height of Big Ben is 0.210 times 494.20 yards.(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 100 yards. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about five times as tall as The Statue of Liberty.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 4.860 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 0.20580 times that amount.(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 101.70 yards including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about one-fifth as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster).
In other words, 494.20 yards is 0.20150 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 4.9630 times that amount.(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 2,453 yards in length. On its twenty-fifth year of operation in 2004, The Beast was awarded the Landmark Award by the American Coaster Enthusiasts as a historically significant roller coaster.
It's about one-fifth as long as The National Mall.
In other words, the length of The National Mall is 5 times 494.20 yards.(Washington, D.C.) (to Lincoln Memorial)
From the steps of the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall is 3,000 yards. On December 4th, 2008, the entirety of the Mall was declared open to the public for the first time in American history in anticipation of the estimated two million visitors to the Mall for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20th, 2009.
It's about one-fifth as long as The Belmont Stakes.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 0.1871970 times the length of The Belmont Stakes, and the length of The Belmont Stakes is 5.3419660 times that amount.(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 2,640 yards. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 82.666670 yards