Arrowhead Stadium takes noise record away from Hawks fans
KANSAS CITY — Records are meant to be broken, we guess.
Kansas City Chiefs fans stepped up to the plate Sunday and reclaimed their spot — officially — as the loudest fans and the loudest outdoor stadium in the NFL.
According to ESPN, fans at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City recorded a peak noise reading of 137.5 decibels in their 24-7 win over the Oakland Raiders Sunday. The reading breaks the one set earlier this year at CenturyLink Field when Hawks fans recorded a decibel measuring of 136.6.
The Raiders were penalized for several false starts and delay of games in the noise, and players said it was some of the loudest they had ever heard an outdoor stadium.
“It was a tough environment,” Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor told ESPN.
Arrowhead Stadium has 10,000 more seats than Seattle’s CenturyLink Field. There is no word yet if the Seahawks and their fans will try to take down the new noise record set.