Seattle will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for loudest crowd roar – again— this time on Monday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints.
Seahawks fans broke the record during their week 2 drubbing of the San Francisco 49ers, reaching an impressive roar of 136.6 decibels. However, that record was broken by the Kansas City Chiefs during their game against the Oakland Raiders on October 13th with a roar of 137.5.
“Volume 12”, the Seahawks’ fan organization led by former player Joe Tafoya, are again coordinating the event.
“Seahawk fans aren’t spectators, they are an extra element to the home field advantage,” Tafoya said in a release issued by the fan organization, according to Seahawks.com and Tony Drovetto. “They actually participate by creating a hostile environment for the opposing teams with sound and energy.”
If the attempt is anything like their last one, which is a fair assumption considering it was only a couple months ago, here is what CenturyLink Field patrons can expect:
“…fans will be directed by the stadium’s big screens when an attempt is about to begin, fans will have – at the most – three attempts to break the record, Guinness will have an official ‘adjudicator’ dressed in an official Guinness World Records suit on the sidelines with a Guinness-approved sound meter, and fans should know immediately whether they have broken the record.”[According to Nick Eaton at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
Noise records at U.S. sporting events have become something of a trend in recent months. In addition to Kansas City and Seattle, the Sacramento Kings attempted and set the record for loudest roar at an indoor stadium with an output of 124.9 decibels just two weeks ago.