Seahawks fans can already count causing an earthquake as one of their achievements in noisemaking. Now it appears that some members of Seattle’s fan base have their sights set on a world record. A group of Seahawks fans that go by the name “Volume 12” have filed paperwork with the Guinness Book of World Records for an attempt to break the record for “loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium”. The current record was set by soccer fans at the Turk Telekom Arena in Istanbul in 2011. As it happens, the “loudest collective fart noise at a sports stadium” was set by Cowboys fans in Week 15, eclipsing their own record set at each previous home game.
Seattle’s attempt at the crowd roar record will take place during the team’s Sept. 15 Sunday night game against the 49ers. It’s canny timing, as not only do the 49ers and Seahawks have perhaps the most exciting rivalry going in the league, but that game in particular will be one of the most anticipated games in the early part of the 2013 season.
To break the record, Seattle fans have to top a crowd roar of 131.76 decibels. While the Seahawks team site has officially marked the highest decibel level at CenturyLink Field since 2005 at 112, Seahawks fans unsurprisingly claim that it has been louder. There’s an anecdote that FOX Sports once measured the noise at 137 decibels during the 2005 NFC Championship Game between the Panthers and Seahawks. Of course, no one from Guinness was there to authenticate the record and seldom does anyone trust FOX to get anything right.
Anyway, best of luck with that, Seahawks fans. I suppose better you than some turks.