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The Seahawks and the 12th Man set the world record today for the loudest cheer/noise at an outdoor sporting event. Not only did they set the record, they broke it again and set an even higher one. One that might not be attainable at any other stadium.
The Guinness Book of World Records allowed three different attempts to break the old record, which was held by a soccer match in Istanbul, Turkey. The first of the three attempts, which was being recorded by an official from the Guinness Book of World Records, failed to break the previous record of 131.76 decibels.
On the second attempt the 12th Man succeeded in breaking the record, barely, with a reading of 131.9 decibels. At this stage of the game the fans had little to really cheer for as the score looked more like a baseball line than what you’d normally see at an NFL game between two of the best teams in the league.
With only one try to go, and the Seahawks taking a commanding lead over the San Francisco 49ers, the fans really were motivated to set the bar even higher for future attempts as the roar of the crowed registered a booming 136.6, which is louder than a Boeing 747.
It will likely be a while before a new record is set, even though another attempt will be coming soon. The Kansas City Chiefs took insult to the fact the Seahawks and their fans thought they were the loudest fan base in the NFL. The Chiefs have long taken pride in thinking they were the loudest fans in football. Today they learned that the Seahawks hold that claim all by themselves.