Seattle Seahawks: Loudest Fans in Sports, Set World Record

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch
Sep 15 2013 Seattle WA USA Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch 24 celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the 2nd half at CenturyLink Field Seattle defeated San Francisco 29 3 Steven Bisig USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks have been known for having one of the NFL’s most vocal fanbases. On Sunday night, though, they took that distinction to another level.

Facing division rival, the San Francisco 49ers, the Seahawks delivered for their fans via a 29-3 trouncing over the defending NFC champions. Their fans were more than happy to reward the effort and set a world record in the process.

The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed the fans’ cheers were not only the loudest recorded mark in NFL history, but in the history of sports stadiums. As if that weren’t enough, Seahawks fans shattered the mark not once, but twice. In the opening quarter, fans hit a mark of 131.9 decibels, breaking the record of a soccer club in Turkey. They topped that mark in the third quarter, registering an insane 136.6 decibels.

Well, then.

Part of it had to do with an absolute beatdown, of course. Another factor, however, was an online campaign of a large fan group that set up an organized effort for that game, encouraging fans to be even louder than normal.

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Anson Whaley
Anson Whaley is a freelance writer with more than 16 years of experience. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a current member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). Mr. Whaley has also been a credentialed member of the media for various events. !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+'://';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs');