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Even louder: Fans in Kansas City break noise record set at Seahawks game
An official from Guinness World Records says Chiefs fans broke the record of 136.6 decibels set by Seahawks fans during a game against San Francisco earlier this year, reaching 137.5 decibels.
The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs broke the world record for an outdoor sports stadium in their 24-7 win over Oakland on Sunday when they reached 137.5 decibels.
An official from Guinness World Records confirmed that the crowd of 76,394 Chiefs fans broke the record of 136.6 set by Seahawks fans during a game against San Francisco earlier this year.
To put that in perspective, a jet engine at 100 feet is about 140 decibels.
The Raiders struggled with the reverberating sound all afternoon, and were whistled for 11 penalties — several of them were false starts and for delay of game, simply because nobody in the visiting huddle could hear each other talking.
“It was a tough environment,” Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor acknowledged.
The record-setting attempt was planned by Chiefs fans but had support of the organization, which paid $7,500 to fly an adjudicator from Guinness to Kansas City to document the effort. It turned out to be Philip Robertson, who also was on hand when the Seahawks set their mark.
Robertson said that the sustained level of noise inside Arrowhead Stadium was greater than at CenturyLink Field, when Seattle set the record.
“In the fourth quarter, they got to 135.4, and that’s where we thought they were going to finish,” Robertson said. “Heads dropped, but then the fans really started working together.”