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Seahawks fans to attempt stadium roar record during game against 49ers

  • FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2010, file photo, Seattle Seahawks fans cheer during the final moments of the Seahawks' 31-6 win over the San Francisco 49ers in an NFL football game in Seattle. On Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, Seahawks fans will attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records mark for loudest stadium, or officially "loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium," which was set in 2011 in Turkey at the Ali Sami Yen Sport Complex Turk Telekom Arena during a soccer match between Galatasaray SC and Fenerbahce. The record is 131.76 decibels. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

SEATTLE — Some of the loudest NFL fans in the country are attempting to become the loudest in the world.

This Sunday, Seattle Seahawks fans will attempt to break the Guinness World Records mark for loudest stadium, or officially "loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium," which was set in 2011 in Turkey at the Ali Sami Yen Sport Complex Turk Telekom Arena during a soccer match between Galatasaray SC and Fenerbahce.

The record is 131.76 decibels.

"Seahawk fans are always loud, so basically we're going to measure it," said Joe Tafoya, a former NFL defensive end who played one season for Seattle.

He now co-runs Volume 12, the fan group organizing the attempt. The group is footing the bill for the Guinness World Records official to come to Seattle. They've also found a sound engineer with equipment to do the measuring.


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