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Friday, December 6, 2013
Saints aim for indoor noise record

By Mike Triplett

METAIRIE, La. – After being on the field when the Seattle Seahawks set the latest Guinness world record for crowd noise this past Monday night, the New Orleans Saints will attempt to set their own record inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday night.

The Saints announced that an official from Guinness World Records will record the crowd noise at key points during the Saints’ game against the Carolina Panthers. The Saints are aiming to set the record for “loudest crowd roar at an indoor sports stadium.” The current record is 126 decibels, which was set by fans of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings last month.

The Seahawks’ fans set the record for the loudest outdoor sports stadium at 137.6 decibels on Monday night. That record has gone back and forth this year from Seattle to Kansas City and back to Seattle.

“We, as an organization, take tremendous pride in the great home-field advantage that our fans provide for us each and every home game,” Saints owner Tom Benson said in a statement. “This is a unique opportunity to enter the Guinness Book of Records and we’re confident that our fans will help us achieve the goal. It’s a testament to their passion that we’re hosting a representative from Guinness Book of Records and it speaks to the anticipation that they have for how loud our crowd will be. We were part of history last week in Seattle and we are confident that our fans can make history, too.”