12th Man sets Guinness World Record for crowd roar

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by Associated Press and KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 7:58 AM

SEATTLE  -- A group of Seahawks fans set a Guinness World Record for the loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium at CenturyLink Field during the Hawks vs. 49ers game.

The group called Volume 12 were behind the effort to break the record during the Seahawks home opener, the Sunday night game on KING 5.

Seahawks fans broke the previous world record of nearly 132 decibels, set in 2011 during a soccer match in Turkey, then broke their own record - setting the new mark of 136.6 decibels.

Guinness World Records attended the game as an official judge for the world record attempt.

The guidelines say Hawks fans would get three official attempts to break the record. There was no official "1-2-3 GO" cue from stadium officials.

Fans were notified about the results on the Volume 12 official Facebook and Twitter feed immediately following the attempt.

The Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center worked with Volume 12 to distribute thousands of free earplugs (courtesy of 3M), along with a Noise-Induced Hearing Loss prevention flyer to Seahawks fans attending Sunday’s game.

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