Oct 30, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings fans hold up purple glow sticks before the game between the Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings set record for the loudest arena (Video)


American sports fans are building themselves quite the reputation. For the third time in the past three months an American sports crowd has set the record for loudest crowd in the country. First the Seattle Seahawks set the record for the loudest crowd in a stadium against the San Francisco 49ers. The Seahawks fans reached 136.6 decibels.

Not too long after that, the Kansas City Chiefs broke their record. The Chiefs fans recored a decibel level of 137.5 late in the fourth quarter in a game against the Oakland Raiders. The record before the Seahawks broke it was 131.7 set by a soccer crowd in Istanbul, Turkey.

Now, the Sacramento Kings have set the Guinness world record for the loudest arena. The Kings crowd registered 119.5 decibels. The previous record was 106.6 decibels. That record was held by an American sports team though, unlike the outdoor record. The 106.6 decibel mark was set during the second time out of a game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks at a game in 2008.

I found that shocking since I can’t imagine a lot of people wanting to attend a 2008 Clippers-Bucks game.

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  • BeetleSauce

    Incorrect figures. Sac broke the record three times during the game. 119.5 then 122 then 126.0. Official number is 126.0 decibels. I was there.

    • Mike Dyce

      When this was posted, it was correct. Like you said, they went on to break the record three times during the game. You can find those other figures in the post titled: “Sacramento Kings break their own noise record set earlier in the night” http://fansided.com/?p=378583