Skip to comments.Sport Science: CenturyLink Field (Seahawk's stadium designed to be loud)
Posted on 01/13/2014 8:32:38 PM PST by doug from upland
FOOTBALL FANS WILL ENJOY THIS VIDEO explaining why the Seahawk's stadium is so loud -- setting the record of 137.6 decibels. They beat the Kansas City Chiefs' 137.5. A jet engine at 100 feet is 140 decibels. If you want to own a hearing aid company in the future, head to Seattle.
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Don’t matter. Bring it! 49ers gonna beat the feathers off Seatle chicken hawks!
Will the half of the city that is gay or transgendered be watching or don’t they care about football? It is disgusting what has happened to the beautiful city I loved visiting many, many times in my youth.
40whiners will need Midol after Sunday’s game.
Just because the 69ers beat the Fudge Packers doesn’t mean their Superbowl bound!
I think if the Seahawks are allowed to engineer their stadium for noise, visiting teams should be allowed to modify their helmets with radios for all players. It’s an artificial advantage for the home team not the result of just enthusiastic fans.
Isn’t the SF and the metrosexual Seattle fans that are into fudge packing?
Kaepernick is our local hero! Reno loves him! We're hoping he goes all the way this time!
I guess someone is just going to have to file a federal lawsuit and demand that the NFL make it fair. The Colorado Rockies should be required to use heavier baseballs because of the altitude and designing their team for home runs. And the Broncos should be forced to provide extra oxygen to visiting players, who are not used to playing with a little less oxygen at a mile high. Because of the Green Monster, the Red Sox should only be allowed to have a limited number of right handed hitters and pitchers, and when they face an opposing southpaw, they should be forced to also use a southpaw.
Nice straw man argument. Physics of the atmosphere is physics, and both teams hit the ball as far in Denver. Denver’s elevation affects both teams and is a fact of location. Boston’s stadium is the oldest in baseball, and was the result of the stadium foot print. Both teams again get to hit the ball the same distance, and that wall has hurt the Redsox as much as it has helped them over the years. This is FUNDAMENTALLY different. The stadium was engineered to give the home team an advantage and that’s BS. If it’s okay for the Seahawksto do that, the visiting teams should be allowed a technological response .
Oh yeah, and the Vikings used to pump fake crowd noise through their PA system at the Humpty Dump, and the NFL stopped that.
OR......future stadiums will be designed to enhance the crowd noise
which will bring about the noise nazis dead set on ending the evil,
eardrum shattering NFL.
When the RCA dome (former Colts stadium) got too loud, they were accused of “noise piping”. Now it’s celebrated.
Amen to that!
So long as they win.
Game is still 5 days away, and already the excuses are starting.
49ers and their fans must really be worried.
I’m no 49 er fan. Anything but. But again, building a noise enhancement into a stadium is Bullsh#t.
I was just jerking your chain. I understand the argument. What is interesting is that, until the Seahawks became a really good team, their stadium did not seem to be a major concern. The Chiefs generate almost an equal amount of noise. Did the NFL have any input in the construction of the stadium? Is it borderline breaking the rules? I do not know the answer.
As a Chief's fan I feel we have been cheated. First steroids then this. We are naturally loud and obnoxious without artificial enhancements.