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Seattle: Home to the World’s Loudest Outdoor Stadium

This NFL season features a see-saw battle between Seattle and Kansas City to see which stadium can make you go deaf faster.

The Seahawks with their 11-1 record have once again taken the lead after Sunday’s game against New Orleans when an official from the Guinness Book of World Records verified a crowed volume of 137.6 decibels during the second quarter.  

That beat the Chiefs record of 136.6 dB back in October.  Before that, the Seahawks were champs at 136.6 during a game with San Francisco in September.

Just so you know what we’re dealing with, the loudest-ever band crown seems to belong to Manowar who achieved 139 dB during a soundcheck in 2008.  A jet engine at full take-off thrust at 100 feet generates 140 dB.

Given that the Chiefs have lost three in a row, their fans will probably be rather subdued for the next while. The Seahawks just might coast to victory.

Alan Cross

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