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September 25, 2013
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Today's NewsSeattle Seahawks football fans went bonkers during the team’s NFL Week 2 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers and set a new Guinness World Record for the loudest stadium in sports history.

During a third-quarter goal-line stand, CenturyLink Field reached 136.6 decibels, shattering the previous mark of 131.9 set by ... the same fans just two quarters earlier.

The Seattle Times confirmed the result with Phil Robertson, a judge from Guinness. The number of fans wearing ear plugs was not reported.

Coming into the game, fans of Turkish soccer club Galatasaray S.K held the record of 131.76 decibels, set in March 28, 2011.

Robertson, who is more familiar with soccer venues, was impressed with Seahawks fans.

"It's a far louder, tribal kind of passion," and "the sound is more continuous," he said. "There's passionate people in soccer, but here you see veins bulging out of necks."

Ellerbe Beckett, LMN Architects and Streeter & Associates are the architects responsible for CenturyLink Field and its unique walls of sound. The stands on either side of the football-only field rise sharply and tower over the field, as do the two narrow end zone rows of seats. All seating is close to the field, creating a cramped, echo chamber effect.

Source: CBS Sports .com

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