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Seahawks fans set noise record in win over 49ers

  • Andy Flint

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The Seattle Seahawks, and their ravenous fan base have set the decibel record for crowd noise at a sporting event in their win over the rival San Fransisco 49ers on Sunday in Seattle.

Per the NFL.com:

The group, called Volume 12, announced that it set the mark late in the first quarter. The decibel reading — taken during a sack of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick by Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett in the first quarter — was 131.9 decibels.

The previous record for “loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium,” was 131.76 decibels, set in 2011 in Turkey at the Ali Sami Yen Sport Complex Turk Telekom Arena during a soccer match between Galatasaray SC and Fenerbahce.

The reading was confirmed by Phil Robertson, a judge for Guinness, the Seattle Times reported. The newspaper said the stadium’s crowd noise got even louder during a third-quarter goal-line stand by Seattle defense reaching 136.6 decibels, according to Bill Stewart, the sound engineer and partner at SSA Acoustics in Seattle who did the measuring.

Volume 12 footed the bill for the Guinness World Records official to come to Seattle and wasn’t affiliated with the team.

The Seattle Seahawks have long been said to have some of the loudest crowd noise in sports. This reading that was taken on Sunday proves that their level of dedication is currently unmatched. Way to show your team some support in a huge game!

The Seahawks rolled to victory, defeating the 49ers in their first match up of the season, by a score of 29-3.

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