The loudest stadium in NFL title has changed hands, as the record was broken Sunday. Records are kept about everything these days including the loudest stadium as far as decibels hit with a crowds' roar during a game. The honor of being the loudest stadium goes to Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Chiefs, according to ESPN on Oct. 13.
The record noise for the loudest stadium was set Sunday, Oct. 13, as fans roared when the Kansas City Chiefs played Oakland and won 24-7. With a representative for the Guinness World Records in the stadium to officially register the decibels, the crowd sent out a roar that measured 137.5 decibels. The decibels hit during this game makes this the “loudest recorded crowd at a sporting event,” ever!
The Kansas City Chiefs fans beat the record that was set last month by the Seattle Seahawks fans. That crowd let out a roar that registered 136.6 decibels.
Kansas City fans got louder than the noise levels registered at a rock concert, which averages about 115 decibels. 140 decibels is the loudest recommended noise exposure that humans can withstand without hearing loss and the Chiefs’ fans were pretty close to that threshold on Sunday.
A group fans decided to go for the record that Seattle broke when they were louder last month than a Turkish soccer game that previously held the record. Arrowhead Stadium was already recognized as one of the loudest in the NFL after past recordings were up there in decibels. But fans wanted the stadium to be known as the loudest.
‘Ty Rowton, one of the Chiefs’ fans whose goal was to have Arrowhead take the loudest stadium record posted this request online ahead of Sunday’s game:
“We want the fans being as loud as ever and we’re doing everything we can to break a world record and to reach 137 decibels. But more importantly, the main goal of all of this is to bring back Arrowhead and make it the loudest and most intimidating stadium in the NFL.”
Rowton's plea worked and the fans bellowed out a roar never before measured so loud in a stadium before!