The 6 Loudest Sports Stadiums in the world
We are rounding up the 6 loudest sports stadiums in the world. Shocked at the decibel levels some of these stadiums reached, we really hope the people who attended these events were wearing adequate hearing protection!
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6. Allen Fieldhouse – Kansas, USA
The Guinness World Records has two distinctions for loudest fans in the world. Allen Fieldhouse shattered the world record for loudest indoor arena on February 13, 2017, when stadium levels reached 130.4 dB during a win against a rival team.
Allen Fieldhouse – Kansas
5. Turk Telekom Stadium – Istanbul, Turkey
A soccer team, Turk Telekom Stadium has a capacity of 52,000+ and set the World Record for outdoor crowd noise in 2011.
This stadium is the only non-US team on our list, Primarily dominated by American football teams this stadium reached 131.0 dB, which is louder than a jackhammer and at high enough volume for someone to start experiencing hearing damage.
Turk Telekom Stadium – Turkey
4. Husky Stadium — Washington, USA
Home to the Washington Huskies, in 1992 the sound levels in Husky stadium reached 133.6 dB. The 92-year old stadium was torn down in 2011 for renovations and was reopened in 2013. We’re still waiting to see if the new stadium can post new levels of ear-splitting sound.
Husky Stadium, Washington
3. Memorial Stadium – South Carolina, USA
Memorial Stadium is often referred to as “Death Valley” is the home to Clemson Tigers football team. Back in 2007, they reached 132.8 dB. The Clemson Tigers also went for the Guinness world record but lost out to who holds the number one spot on this list.
Memorial Stadium – South Carolina
2. Centurylink Field Stadium – Washington, USA
The Seattle Seahawks had previously held the record after their fans produced a thunderous roar of 137.6 dB on December 2013. The noise generated by the crowd, aka “Volume 12 – The Seahawks 12th Man”, was so loud that it registered as a minor earthquake, according to seismologists. Vibrations measuring between a magnitude one and two earthquakes were detected in the region.
Centurylink Field Stadium – Washington
1. Arrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, Missouri, USA
In 2014 the Kansas City Chiefs reached an astonishing 142.2 dB. Continuing a back-and-forth battle that’s spanned more than a year, the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs have reclaimed the official title for loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium. They paid about $8,000 to fly a Guinness adjudicator over to reclaim the title of the loudest stadium in the world and they still hold this title to this day.
Arrowhead Stadium – Missouri