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A stadium cleaning crew that is 175 strong

October 5, 2012

ST. LOUIS — Cleaning up Busch Stadium, the home of Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals, is quite the undertaking, according to KSDK-TV.Busch Stadium Cleaning

Joe Abernathy, vice president of stadium operations, says that cleaning up peanut shells is the most arduous task faced by the 175-member cleaning crew — that equates to one cleaner for every 257 fans, the story stated.

Abernathy says, “It's over a pound of trash per person that comes into the park, and we've just sort of allowed people to put it at your seat. If you were over at your neighbor's house and you left all of your trash, they wouldn't be very happy about it. Unfortunately, that's the way it is in baseball.”

Busch Stadium TrashcanAfter every home game, the custodial crew cleans up what 45,000 fans have left behind, which is done in a regimented fashion for roughly eight hours, the story noted.

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According to the story, the workers are keen on sustainability, making sure to separate the 30 percent of refuse that can be recycled instead of being tossed into landfills.

Tasks performed by the cleaners include picking up large debris, sweeping every seating section and hosing down the entire facility, the story added.

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What challenges would be present if you had to supervise 175 individuals?