We learned this summer that the Seattle Seahawks 12th Man is going for a Guinness World Record for “loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium. The current record is 131.76 decibels, according to SeattlePI.com. It was set on March 18, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey at the Ali Sami Yen Sport Complex Turk Telekom Arena by fans of Turkey’s Galatasaray S.K. club.
Seattle Seahawks fans are regularly some of the loudest in the NFL. They’re 60,000 seat stadium regulary records decibel levels of 112, but that is roughly 20 decibels lower than the record.
But their fans can get loud. When Marshawn Lynch broke a incredible game winning touchdown run against the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the playoffs a few years ago that had the stadium, and literally the earth shaking. A seismic monitoring station located about 100 yards west of the stadium registered seismic activity during Lynch’s run.
But now other fan bases are coming out to challenge the record as well, the Kansas City Chiefs fans are looking to break the record as well.
Kansas City Chiefs fans started a Facebook group, “Terrorhead Returns”, with the goal of earning a shot at the record. The group said it’s dedicated to “re-affirm and establish our long known history of Arrowhead Stadium as being the ‘Loudest Stadium in the NFL.’”
The fan group said on its Facebook page that Guinness told them they’ve passed the first stage of the application process. Their application will move to the next level and final confirmation of acceptance, which might take another few weeks, the group posted.