Debate by the numbers

Fun facts and numbers that indicate the magnitude of the debate:

* More than 73 million viewers tuned in to watch the vice presidential debate.

* Approximately 3,100 media requested credentials.

* 7 networks and many international media outlets were on campus.

* 42 network and affiliate trucks were parked on campus providing office space, satellite feeds and power.

* 8 miles of electrical cable was laid throughout the complex.

* 5,000 feet of chain link fence secured the perimeter of the Athletic Complex.

* 4 “cellular on wheels” (COWs) were erected on campus. COWs are self-contained trailers with towers used to provide expanded cellular network coverage and capacity.

* 7,942 students entered the 2008 debate ticket lottery and a record 432 students got tickets.