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(Bleacher Report)   Seattle Seahawks fans set new world's record for the loudest stadium ever In related news, the quietest stadium remains Jacksonville where the only sound heard is muffled sobbing   (bleacherreport.com) divider line 81
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2013-09-18 08:49:51 AM
Cheer up, guy from Seattle, you've won something!

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2013-09-18 09:50:34 AM
I hope this starts a trend of designing stadiums for the specific purpose of inflating crowd noise.
 
2013-09-18 09:50:55 AM
For years and years, it was always Arrowhead being the loudest. Players still say it's the loudest, but the Chiefs have been so pathetic in recent years that it's hard to know at this point.

I've also read that the design of the CenturyLink contributes a lot to the decibels, but maybe that's not true. Maybe Seahawks fans are still really, really happy to not be in the Kingdome any more.
 
2013-09-18 09:52:00 AM
Not arguing the point, btw. I'd love to see a home game in Seattle.
 
2013-09-18 09:53:59 AM

js34603: I hope this starts a trend of designing stadiums for the specific purpose of inflating crowd noise.


I hope not. I wonder if this permanently effects the players' hearing, and if so the nfl does not need anymore future lawsuits. Pretty sure I heard a factoid that mile high is as loud as being 10 ft away from a hovering harrier jet.

Also, can't wait for that one idiot who claims that the fans are just gutsier and that stadium design and acoustics have nothing to do with it.
 
2013-09-18 10:05:13 AM
That's not true.  The sobbing isn't muffled in Jacksonville.
 
2013-09-18 10:07:24 AM
Remember the SuperSonics? I wonder where the Seahawks will end up in a couple years?
 
2013-09-18 10:08:43 AM

thecpt: js34603: I hope this starts a trend of designing stadiums for the specific purpose of inflating crowd noise.

I hope not. I wonder if this permanently effects the players' hearing, and if so the nfl does not need anymore future lawsuits. Pretty sure I heard a factoid that mile high is as loud as being 10 ft away from a hovering harrier jet.

Also, can't wait for that one idiot who claims that the fans are just gutsier and that stadium design and acoustics have nothing to do with it.


It's still early on the west coast. They'll be here soon enough.
 
2013-09-18 10:13:03 AM
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2013-09-18 10:15:40 AM
"The record before this game was 131.76 by an Istanbul soccer crowd. "

When you are competing for records held by Turkish soccer teams its time to pack it up.
 
2013-09-18 10:18:04 AM

thecpt: can't wait for that one idiot who claims that the fans are just gutsier and that stadium design and acoustics have nothing to do with it.


Pretty sure I'm not "that one idiot" (although that might be disputed on fark) and it isn't Qwest Field, but at teh Cards/Eagles NFC Champ game a few years back, I was in the upper tank and house was BUMPING.  not saying we were as loud as SEA, but it was loud enough that you felt it in your chest and to talk to the guy next to you -- upper deck, mind you -- you had to be basically mouth to ear.  one of the loudest places i've ever been.

the old cliche about electricity in the air?  it isn't a cliche.  you could feel the energy.  pretty farking cool.
 
2013-09-18 10:22:57 AM
I question the measurement here.

People don't realize this but decibels are a logarithmic scale.  For them to break the old record by a margin of 4.84 decibels, they had to generate 75% more air pressure at the measurement point than the previous measurement.  If they're really capable of that, they should have been measuring up there for years.
 
2013-09-18 10:33:14 AM
What?! So, you mean to tell me that the "LOUDNESS METER" at my local minor league ballpark that supposedly gauges crowd volume may have been inaccurate? It must have been damaged during one of those all-too-numerous occasions when the animation showed that the crowd's collective noise had broken said meter.
 
2013-09-18 10:36:31 AM

bopis: "The record before this game was 131.76 by an Istanbul soccer crowd. "

When you are competing for records held by Turkish soccer teams its time to pack it up.


You know how I know you're unaware of how big soccer is worldwide?  NFL fans give the appearance of attending church in comparison.

/Not from Seattle
//Or Turkey
 
2013-09-18 10:36:35 AM
That's neat and all but I think causing a minor earthquake was cooler.
 
2013-09-18 10:37:34 AM

Mateorocks: For years and years, it was always Arrowhead being the loudest. Players still say it's the loudest, but the Chiefs have been so pathetic in recent years that it's hard to know at this point.


Arrowhead seemed pretty loud this past Sunday.


balki1867: People don't realize this but decibels are a logarithmic scale. For them to break the old record by a margin of 4.84 decibels, they had to generate 75% more air pressure at the measurement point than the previous measurement. If they're really capable of that, they should have been measuring up there for years.


You bringin science and facts into my fark threads? HOW DARE YOU, GOOD SIR
 
2013-09-18 10:40:23 AM
Were there vuvuzelas involved?
 
2013-09-18 10:42:47 AM

rickythepenguin: thecpt: can't wait for that one idiot who claims that the fans are just gutsier and that stadium design and acoustics have nothing to do with it.

Pretty sure I'm not "that one idiot" (although that might be disputed on fark) and it isn't Qwest Field, but at teh Cards/Eagles NFC Champ game a few years back, I was in the upper tank and house was BUMPING.  not saying we were as loud as SEA, but it was loud enough that you felt it in your chest and to talk to the guy next to you -- upper deck, mind you -- you had to be basically mouth to ear.  one of the loudest places i've ever been.

the old cliche about electricity in the air?  it isn't a cliche.  you could feel the energy.  pretty farking cool.


No, not you. for you are favorited (way to miss the ceremony). Of course certain games are louder. Are certain regions gifted with super sound? Unless you're Asia from the film push or are on carnage's side during maximum carnage then no.
 
2013-09-18 10:43:39 AM

Di Atribe: Arrowhead seemed pretty loud this past Sunday.


that outfit you're wearing is a pretty loud, sisterchild girlfriend BOOM HEADSHOT
 
2013-09-18 10:44:05 AM

thecpt: js34603: I hope this starts a trend of designing stadiums for the specific purpose of inflating crowd noise.

I hope not. I wonder if this permanently effects the players' hearing, and if so the nfl does not need anymore future lawsuits. Pretty sure I heard a factoid that mile high is as loud as being 10 ft away from a hovering harrier jet.

Also, can't wait for that one idiot who claims that the fans are just gutsier and that stadium design and acoustics have nothing to do with it.


Why not both?
 
2013-09-18 10:50:08 AM

stappawho: thecpt: js34603: I hope this starts a trend of designing stadiums for the specific purpose of inflating crowd noise.

I hope not. I wonder if this permanently effects the players' hearing, and if so the nfl does not need anymore future lawsuits. Pretty sure I heard a factoid that mile high is as loud as being 10 ft away from a hovering harrier jet.

Also, can't wait for that one idiot who claims that the fans are just gutsier and that stadium design and acoustics have nothing to do with it.

Why not both?


It can, in fact, be both. However in previous threads the logic of the latter is thrown out like saints defenders trying to tackle beast mode.
 
2013-09-18 10:52:49 AM
Crown 'em.
 
2013-09-18 10:55:57 AM
Jacksonville plays at Seattle Sunday. Maybe the sound of fans actually caring will help the Jaguars.
 
2013-09-18 10:56:34 AM

thecpt: (way to miss the ceremony)


ceremony?
 
2013-09-18 10:58:20 AM
You think thats loud? Thats nothing compared to the ultra high pitched siren whining noise that comes from Seahawks fans when a call goes against them.
 
2013-09-18 10:59:20 AM

rickythepenguin: thecpt: (way to miss the ceremony)

ceremony?


There was punch and pie.
 
2013-09-18 11:01:11 AM

thecpt: There was punch and pie.



what kind of pie?  please don't say cherry.  if you say cherry i'll be sad.  spare my feelings.  just say apple.  it can be a lie.
 
2013-09-18 11:03:28 AM

thecpt: stappawho: thecpt: js34603: I hope this starts a trend of designing stadiums for the specific purpose of inflating crowd noise.

I hope not. I wonder if this permanently effects the players' hearing, and if so the nfl does not need anymore future lawsuits. Pretty sure I heard a factoid that mile high is as loud as being 10 ft away from a hovering harrier jet.

Also, can't wait for that one idiot who claims that the fans are just gutsier and that stadium design and acoustics have nothing to do with it.

Why not both?

It can, in fact, be both. However in previous threads the logic of the latter is thrown out like saints defenders trying to tackle beast mode.


Than it would be 'that one' idiot.  It's no secret the Paul Allen wanted the stadium build to reflect sound back down onto the field.

However, I feel the fans have made the most of it.  It's nuts in there.

Maybe one day the Chiefs can play a home game in Seattle and the Seahawks can play a home game in KC.  Going to be expensive to fly all those fans in though.
 
2013-09-18 11:04:28 AM

mikaloyd: You think thats loud? Thats nothing compared to the ultra high pitched siren whining noise that comes from Seahawks fans when a call goes against them.


How cute.

Because no other fans complain about the refs?
 
2013-09-18 11:05:31 AM

rickythepenguin: thecpt: There was punch and pie.


what kind of pie?  please don't say cherry.  if you say cherry i'll be sad.  spare my feelings.  just say apple.  it can be a lie.


... :( 🍒

The good news is we ate it all so you don't have to be sad.

There was leftover pumpkin
 
2013-09-18 11:09:24 AM
Jacksonville is only the quietest stadium because Browns fans have perfected the art of crying loudly.  But it'll become loud if they continue sucking, because the fans will one day all scream out in unison.....

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2013-09-18 11:30:24 AM
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2013-09-18 11:32:46 AM

thecpt: js34603: I hope this starts a trend of designing stadiums for the specific purpose of inflating crowd noise.

I hope not. I wonder if this permanently effects the players' hearing, and if so the nfl does not need anymore future lawsuits. Pretty sure I heard a factoid that mile high is as loud as being 10 ft away from a hovering harrier jet.

Also, can't wait for that one idiot who claims that the fans are just gutsier and that stadium design and acoustics have nothing to do with it.


This
 
2013-09-18 11:44:09 AM

rickythepenguin: thecpt: can't wait for that one idiot who claims that the fans are just gutsier and that stadium design and acoustics have nothing to do with it.

Pretty sure I'm not "that one idiot" (although that might be disputed on fark) and it isn't Qwest Field, but at teh Cards/Eagles NFC Champ game a few years back, I was in the upper tank and house was BUMPING.  not saying we were as loud as SEA, but it was loud enough that you felt it in your chest and to talk to the guy next to you -- upper deck, mind you -- you had to be basically mouth to ear.  one of the loudest places i've ever been.

the old cliche about electricity in the air?  it isn't a cliche.  you could feel the energy.  pretty farking cool.


CSB:

A while back I was at a home game against the Bears, and we had 100 level seats in the SE corner.  It was so loud, my almost empty beer cup was vibrating in my hand.
 
2013-09-18 11:53:36 AM
During the Warner/Faulk/Bruce years for the St. Louis Rams the (then) TWA Dome was positively obnoxious with noise. IIRC they'd measure db's into the high 110 range on the field.

Having worked in a loud rock club during college I've got a slight case of tinnitus. To this day a really loud concert or movie will cause ringing in my ears for a couple hours afterwards. During the Greatest Show on Turf I'd have to wear stereo headphones to games as protection. I also kept earplugs in my pocket just in case it got really bad.
 
2013-09-18 12:12:11 PM

stappawho: thecpt: js34603: I hope this starts a trend of designing stadiums for the specific purpose of inflating crowd noise.

I hope not. I wonder if this permanently effects the players' hearing, and if so the nfl does not need anymore future lawsuits. Pretty sure I heard a factoid that mile high is as loud as being 10 ft away from a hovering harrier jet.

Also, can't wait for that one idiot who claims that the fans are just gutsier and that stadium design and acoustics have nothing to do with it.

Why not both?


It is both, but not necessarily because Seattle fans are just better than anyone else or some total homer BS like that; all fans will try to be loud for the sake of disrupting the opposing offense. Seattle fans already know how loud their stadium is, and the growing perception and understanding of how loud it is, and are willing to strain their vocal chords just that much more to keep that perception alive and well. So, they're being loud for two reasons, not just one.
 
2013-09-18 12:13:52 PM
Unsportsmanlike conduct in SeattleWas anyone else appalled by the unsportsmanlike conduct of the Seattle Seahawks and their fans, juiced on noise, which surely creates as big an advantage over an opponent as any performance enhancing drug and which, to their shame, NFL officials turn the same blind eye they have to concussions and drugs ("Seattle states case loudly, clearly in rout," Sports, Sept. 16)?
It would be simple to fix. Seahawks players and managers would ask their fans to cease and desist, and the NFL would implement a new rule: The visiting team may stop the game when fan noise is greater than a specified decibel level, and should this rule be violated in more than three games, no home games will be played at the offending field for the rest of the season, including playoff games. Things would quiet down.
At a time when the world seems sour, sports give us a place of joy, community and hope, and to have it spoiled is a bigger loss than it seems on the surface.

Judy Spelman, Rich Schiller,
Point Reyes Station


http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/letterstoeditor/article/Letters-to-the -e ditor-Sept-17-4819523.php

LOLOLOLOLOLOL
 
2013-09-18 12:23:54 PM

mikaloyd: Were there vuvuzelas involved?


Not allowed in CenturyLink field, so no.

And yes, the stadium was built to amplify sound by redirecting it back down toward the field.

/Haven't been to a Hawks game in a while, but Sounders games get pretty loud
//The Washington game vs Boise State got pretty loud as well - the south bleachers were rocking
 
2013-09-18 12:24:04 PM

thecpt: js34603: I hope this starts a trend of designing stadiums for the specific purpose of inflating crowd noise.

I hope not. I wonder if this permanently effects the players' hearing, and if so the nfl does not need anymore future lawsuits. Pretty sure I heard a factoid that mile high is as loud as being 10 ft away from a hovering harrier jet.

Also, can't wait for that one idiot who claims that the fans are just gutsier and that stadium design and acoustics have nothing to do with it.


ya know it begs the question why they don't close up the ear holes and then give all the non-QB players near-field radio communications, tada no more crowd noise
 
2013-09-18 12:37:12 PM

stappawho: mikaloyd: You think thats loud? Thats nothing compared to the ultra high pitched siren whining noise that comes from Seahawks fans when a call goes against them.

How cute.

Because no other fans complain about the refs?


Seattle fans are the worst. They never say "We got beat.", they say "We got cheated."
 
2013-09-18 12:38:51 PM

fastfxr: stappawho: mikaloyd: You think thats loud? Thats nothing compared to the ultra high pitched siren whining noise that comes from Seahawks fans when a call goes against them.

How cute.

Because no other fans complain about the refs?

Seattle fans are the worst. They never say "We got beat.", they say "We got cheated."


How does it fell to have a worldview where everything is so simple? Sometimes I wish I was dumb too.
 
2013-09-18 12:51:53 PM

fastfxr: stappawho: mikaloyd: You think thats loud? Thats nothing compared to the ultra high pitched siren whining noise that comes from Seahawks fans when a call goes against them.

How cute.

Because no other fans complain about the refs?

Seattle fans are the worst. They never say "We got beat.", they say "We got cheated."


i never hear Seattle fans whine during the regular season... now that Super Bowl loss? they're up there with Philly and Buffalo for not getting over past super bowl losses
 
2013-09-18 12:52:37 PM

fastfxr: stappawho: mikaloyd: You think thats loud? Thats nothing compared to the ultra high pitched siren whining noise that comes from Seahawks fans when a call goes against them.

How cute.

Because no other fans complain about the refs?

Seattle fans are the worst. They never say "We got beat.", they say "We got cheated."


I love Steeler fans who laugh at Seattle for crying about Super Bowl 40 and then turn around and cry that they should automatically have two more super bowls because the playoff games they lost to the Patriots shouldn't count.
 
2013-09-18 12:53:56 PM

Shame Us: Unsportsmanlike conduct in SeattleWas anyone else appalled by the unsportsmanlike conduct of the Seattle Seahawks and their fans, juiced on noise, which surely creates as big an advantage over an opponent as any performance enhancing drug and which, to their shame, NFL officials turn the same blind eye they have to concussions and drugs ("Seattle states case loudly, clearly in rout," Sports, Sept. 16)?
It would be simple to fix. Seahawks players and managers would ask their fans to cease and desist, and the NFL would implement a new rule: The visiting team may stop the game when fan noise is greater than a specified decibel level, and should this rule be violated in more than three games, no home games will be played at the offending field for the rest of the season, including playoff games. Things would quiet down.
At a time when the world seems sour, sports give us a place of joy, community and hope, and to have it spoiled is a bigger loss than it seems on the surface.

Judy Spelman, Rich Schiller,
Point Reyes Station

http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/letterstoeditor/article/Letters-to-the -e ditor-Sept-17-4819523.php

LOLOLOLOLOLOL


WAT

You need to submit this for it's own thread, if it hasn't been already.
 
2013-09-18 12:54:47 PM

bopis: "The record before this game was 131.76 by an Istanbul soccer crowd. "

When you are competing for records held by Turkish soccer teams its time to pack it up.


Galatasaray are kind of a big deal. They're not one of the absolute cream of the crop of European soccer teams, but they're in the next level down. Not quite the Packers or Steelers in terms of history... more like the Falcons. And they have Didier Drogba finishing his career there, trying to win the Champions League one more time.

So, it's comparable to the Atlanta Falcons with Peyton Manning at QB.
 
2013-09-18 12:57:19 PM
The Jaguars owner should threaten that if Jacksonville taxpayers don't fund a new stadium in LA, he will keep the team in Jacksonville.
 
2013-09-18 12:58:12 PM
The sound guys at Lucas Oil Stadium must be pissed about this.
 
2013-09-18 12:59:41 PM

Mateorocks: For years and years, it was always Arrowhead being the loudest. Players still say it's the loudest, but the Chiefs have been so pathetic in recent years that it's hard to know at this point.

I've also read that the design of the CenturyLink contributes a lot to the decibels, but maybe that's not true. Maybe Seahawks fans are still really, really happy to not be in the Kingdome any more.


Before that it was Seattle... I remember that from back in the 80's when I was in high school. It was Seattle back then, at least for awhile.
 
2013-09-18 01:02:50 PM

AdamK: thecpt: js34603: I hope this starts a trend of designing stadiums for the specific purpose of inflating crowd noise.

I hope not. I wonder if this permanently effects the players' hearing, and if so the nfl does not need anymore future lawsuits. Pretty sure I heard a factoid that mile high is as loud as being 10 ft away from a hovering harrier jet.

Also, can't wait for that one idiot who claims that the fans are just gutsier and that stadium design and acoustics have nothing to do with it.

ya know it begs the question why they don't close up the ear holes and then give all the non-QB players near-field radio communications, tada no more crowd noise


Because crowd noise is a factor in the game.
 
2013-09-18 01:09:11 PM

Mateorocks: Not arguing the point, btw. I'd love to see a home game in Seattle.


It's fun. Beer and food are good as well.
 
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