Seahawks fans set Guinness World Record for loudest stadium
The 12th man -- the name Seahawks fans go by -- used the Week 2 matchup against the 49ers to break the Guinness World Record for loudest stadium in sports history.
Back in July, we first mentioned that the 12th man -- the name Seahawks fans go by -- would use the Week 2 matchup against the 49ers to try to break the Guinness World Record for the loudest stadium in sports history.
It didn't hurt that the Seahawks dominated the 49ers on Sunday night. During a third-quarter goal-line stand, CenturyLink Field reached 136.6 decibels, shattering the previous mark of 131.9 set by ... the 12th man just two quarters earlier.
The Seattle Times confirmed the result with Phil Robertson, a judge from Guinness.
Coming into the game, fans of Turkish soccer club Galatasaray S.K held the record of 131.76 decibels, set in March 28, 2011.
Robertson, who is more familiar with soccer venues, was impressed with Seahawks fans.
"It's a far louder, tribal kind of passion," and "the sound is more continuous," he said. "There's passionate people in soccer, but here you see veins bulging out of necks."
Less impressed, no doubt: Comedian Bill Burr, a Massachusetts native and Patriots fan, who joked last October, following Seattle's upset win over New England (and led to Richard Sherman's "U Mad Bro" Twitter meme), that the 12th man was a farce.
"Seattle, their fans annoy the f--- outta me, they really do," Burr said on his podcast (you can listen here, around the 6:10 mark, but almost all of it is NSFW). "I am so sick of them getting all this f------ credit for being this loud crowd, the 12th man. You know who the 12th man should be? Your 12th man every week should be the architect that built that stadium because they knew you guys were just average f------ fans so they had to design a symphony hall to enhance how loud your cheers are."
As Richard Sherman might suggest: Scoreboard, Bill.
And in case you're wondering, Ellerbe Beckett, LMN Architects and Streeter & Associates are the architects responsible for CenturyLink Field.
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