Seattle fans are the best in the world—at least, that's what the fine denizens of Emerald City will attempt to prove during the upcoming NFL season.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer and NFL.com are reporting that the Seahawks will try to show the good people at Guinness World Records that they have not only the loudest stadium in the league, but also the most raucous in the world. Per Seattle P-I:
Not officially connected with the team, Volume 12 has successfully applied with Guinness to attempt the new world record, according to the group’s Facebook page. Guinness has sent Volume 12 the materials needed to submit proof of the 12th Man’s record attempt.
You can almost feel the tremors emanating from CenturyLink Field.
According to the report, fans will have their shot at the most opportune moment: the first home game of the season against the hated San Francisco 49ers. It's safe to say fans with fragile ears better bring something to dampen the sound.
While not scientific, the following video featuring Michele Tafoya is always a fun way to simulate the effect the booming sound of Seahawks faithful has on games.
As it were, football fans will have to usurp a mark set by Turkish footie fans. The report states the record for what they call the "loudest crowd roar at a sport stadium" rests at a whopping 131.76 decibels.
The Seahawks website boasts their fans' best effort at 112 decibels, so it seems it will take a tremendous effort come September 15.
Guinness offered more on the record-setting attempt performed at the Ali Sami Yen Sports Complex Turk Telekom Arena on March 18, 2011, by fans of Turkey’s Galatasaray S.K. football club.
Per the report, the crowd was given three attempts to shout a world record, and the level was measured just two meters away from the fans.
As an interesting side note, the report informs us that Fenerbahce S.K. went on to win the game, 2-1, giving the 49ers reason to root for a world record in a couple of months.
You now have the mark and the necessary bombastic fanfare to take down the world record. Don't let us down, Seattle.
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