As a fan inside Century Link Field, I can attest that the raucous Seahawks game last month against San Francisco was insanely loud. So loud, in fact, that it set a new Guinness World Record for crowd noise.
But now, I can no longer say I was at the loudest game in history. Somehow, someway, that record has been upended by the folks in Kansas City.
Chiefs fans set the new mark today, hitting 137.5 decibels in Sunday’s 24-7 win over the Raiders and breaking Seattle’s world record of 136.6 decibels in the process.
— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) October 13, 2013
Couple differences to note here. First of all, Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City seats 10,000 more than CenturyLink. So there’s that.
In addition, the Chiefs pitched in $7,500 to pay for a Guinness official to fly to Kansas City and document the record. The Seahawks, on the other hand, were not involved when Seattle fans set the old record. A group called Volume 12 did all the marketing and planning for that record, and also took care of the expenses for the Guinness employee.
Will Seahawks fans respond? There are five home games left on the schedule. Personally, I’d like to see them set another record, as they’re known as the loudest fans in the NFL and aren’t called the 12th Man for nothin’.