CenturyLink Field, home to the Seattle Seahawks, is widely considered the loudest and most difficult stadium for opposing teams to play in all of professional sports.
It is so loud that opposing players can’t even hear themselves speak. Whatever team is coming into Seattle to face the Seahawks has to spend a lot of practice time to know how to communicate in a deafening environment.
The term “12th Man” is no joke – they are real loud, real disruptive, and really provide a “home field advantage”
You can expect the fans during Sunday’s 49ers vs. Seahawks game, a fierce rivalry that is arguably one of the best in all of sports, to be as loud as they can possibly be.
But apparently that isn’t good enough. The fan group Volume 12 is organizing an attempt to break the world record for loudest roar at a sports stadium. This is no joke – the group is bringing a Guinness Book of World Records official to measure the crowd noise.
The loudest roar ever is “set in 2011 in Turkey at the Ali Sami Yen Sport Complex Turk Telekom Arena during a soccer match between Galatasaray SC and Fenerbahce.” That was 131.76 decibles. The loudest it has ever been during a game in Seattle? 112 decibles. It will be difficult to break, but don’t doubt the Seattle faithful.
Volume 12 is planning the attempt during the 49ers first possession. Given Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers offense occasional troubles in getting off a play before the play clock hits zero, this is at tough as it gets.