Chiefs fans set for world record attempt for crowd noise


The fans of Arrowhead Stadium, the home of the Kansas City Chiefs, will try to break the Guinness World Record for crowd noise in a stadium on Sunday afternoon when the Chiefs take on their archrival, the Oakland Raiders.

The current record stands at 136.6 decibels, while the Arrowhead Stadium record is 116 decibels. The Chiefs announced the attempt to its crowd at Arrowhead during their last home game against the New York Giants on Sunday, Sept. 29 in the form of a video.

In the video, there were highlights that showed the Arrowhead crowd at its loudest, which include the late Derrick Thomas sacking legendary Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway and current Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning covering his ears to hear a play call while he was with the Indianapolis Colts.

The video then said that the title of “Loudest Stadium in the NFL” was taken away from the Chiefs earlier in the month, when the Seattle Seahawks fans set the record earlier this season.

Arrowhead has a reputation of being one of the loudest stadiums and with the Chiefs being undefeated heading into Sunday’s contest against the Raiders, there’s a good chance that fans will be able to break the record.

The fact that fans in Kansas City, Mo. are excited about this record attempt and that there’s serious buzz that it can be broken is indicative of the new culture that head coach Andy Reid and company have instilled into the organization.

Kansas City is 5-0, and one of just three remaining unbeaten teams in the NFL. This is just one season removed from 2-14 showing that saw the Chiefs fire their general manager and head coach at season’s end.

The fact that Reid has been able to take the talent on this team, put a new quarterback into a new system and have the success he’s having is truly remarkable and is revitalizing the fan base.

If you want an idea of how loud 136 decibels is though, here are some everyday examples. According to a USA Today report, standing 100 feet away from a roaring jet engine is 140 decibels. It’s also believed that humans begin to feel pain at sound levels above 125 decibels.

Overall, this world record attempt is indicative of a culture change at Arrowhead Stadium. Fans are happier now that the Chiefs are winning, and it will show on Sunday afternoon when the crowd tries to break a record for the loudest crowd ever in a stadium.