Seattle Seahawks fans made a statement Sunday night (September 15), during the team’s game against the 49ers, when they broke a Guinness Book of World Records mark as the loudest stadium in sports history.
According to reports, fans at CenturyLink Field reached 136.6 decibels during a third-quarter goal-line stand, shattering the previous mark of 131.76 decibels, set in March 28, 2011 by Turkish soccer club Galatasaray S.K.
Actually, Seahawks fans broke the record twice on Sunday. They did so in the first quarter by hitting 131.9, before reaching the current mark in the third.
“It’s a far louder, tribal kind of passion,” Guinness judge Phil Robertson told the Seattle Times. “The sound is more continuous. There’s passionate people in soccer, but here you see veins bulging out of necks.”
As an added bonus, the Seahawks also defeated San Francisco 29-3.