The loudest stadium record has been set by Kansas City Chiefs fans.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the world’s loudest dog bark belong to an Australian golden retriever.
The Guinness Book of World Records crowned the golden retriever the world’s loudest barker at 113.1 decibels. But to put that ear-splitting yelp in context, thousands of yelling Kansas City Chiefs fans can outdo a dog’s bark at close range by producing the world’s loudest stadium.
The Guinness World Records says the world’s loudest stadium now belongs to the Kansas City Chiefs after the crowds produced 137.5 decibles in the closing minutes of the Sunday game against Oakland Raiders. The previous record set by Seahawks fans was 136.6 decibels when they played against San Francisco earlier this year.
As a comparison against the world’s loudest stadium, a lawn mower produces 107 decibels and most power tools only do about 110 decibels. A loud rock concert is typically around 115 decibels (unless you’re a death metal fan) but Kansas City Chiefs fans are in the same loudness range as a jet engine at 100 feet above the ground, which is usually around 130 to 140 decibels. A human eardrum could rupture at 150 decibels.
Kansas City Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt says having the world’s loudest stadium does have its drawbacks:
“I had people who’d been coming to Chiefs games for decades come up to me and say, `I’ve never heard it that loud.’ It’s very difficult for a team to play in that.”
The Raiders team might agree.
The Kansas City Chiefs fans actually planned to set the record for the world’s loudest stadium. They paid $7,500 to fly someone from Guinness World Records out to the game.
[World's Loudest Stadium Photo via Denny Medley/USA Today Sports]