Kansas City Chiefs claim world record for loudest sports fans

There’s plenty of reason for Kansas City residents to be exultant these days — from Google’s Fiber internet service to an unbeaten NFL team — and today they’ve expressed that joy in the most classic of ways: by shouting about it. This Sunday’s tussle between the hometown Chiefs and the arch-rival Raiders generated a crowd roar of 137.5 decibels, according to the home team’s sound engineers. That’s just that extra bit louder than the Seattle Seahawks who’ve held the record for just under a month. In the spirit of good sportsmanship, the Seahawks’ official Twitter account has congratulated the Chiefs, but promised to redouble its own efforts to better the newly set mark.

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