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Australian Fans Hoping to Outroar the Seattle Seahawks’ 12th Man

July 2nd, 2014 at 10:30 PM
By Casey Olson

Fans of the Seattle Seahawks are a very prideful bunch. They even have a name, the 12th Man, and the fans are immortalized by having the No. 12 retired, meaning no Seahawk will ever wear that number again. But fhe fans of an Australian football team announced that they will attempt to outshout Seattle Seahawks fans with a louder crowd noise than the record-setting level set last year by the 12th Man.

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The Adelaide Power will face the Essendon Bombers on Saturday night, and the local fans there hope to become the loudest on record, according to the Australian Football League. The honor of creating the loudest crowd roar is currently held by the Seahawks, whose fans registered a reading of 137.6 decibels in December 2013 at CenturyLink Field.

That figure is nearly as loud as a jet engine heard from 30 yards away. A clap of thunder is typically measured at between 100 and 120 decibels. A local Australian TV station has hired acoustic consultants to test the Adelaide crowd noise throughout the game, according to KOMO News in Seattle.

Adelaide Power fans are well-known in Australia for the volume of noise they create during a game. All home games there end with a siren blaring, and sometimes the crowd is so loud that team members don't hear the siren and keep playing after the clock has run down.

Tags: Football, NFL, Seattle, Seattle Seahawks

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