News

Kansas City Chiefs fans dubbed world’s loudest

Kansas City Chiefs fans dubbed world’s loudest

LOUD AND PROUD: Chiefs fans hold the new world record. Photo: Reuters

By Carey Gillam

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – Kansas City football fans were ‘loud and proud’ of their undefeated Chiefs on Sunday, cheering the home team to victory in a display of eardrum-splitting support that scored the loudest crowd roar on record at an open-air stadium, according to league officials.

A Guinness World Record official on site pegged the noise at Arrowhead Stadium in the fourth quarter at 137.5 decibels, as the Chiefs defeated the Oakland Raiders, the National Football League and Chiefs officials said.

The Chiefs won their sixth straight, remaining undefeated, as they took down Oakland 24-7.

“Every win is a great win. When you can win with a crowd like this, it makes it even better,” Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid said in a post-game news conference. “It was loud, I mean real loud. Ground-shaking loud.”

The sold-out crowd shattered the stadium’s previous noise level record of 116 decibels and broke past the previous world record of 136.6 decibels set by Seattle Seahawks football fans at home, according to officials.

The Seahawks had seized the title less than a month ago when they stole the record from fans of a Turkish soccer club.

“Congratulations. All records are meant to be broken,” the Seattle Seahawks team tweeted the Chiefs.

Chiefs’ fan and Kansas City-area resident Angela Klappa, who attended the game with her husband and friends, said she stomped, clapped and banged on the seats in front of her during the game.

“I have been going to Chiefs games for over 20 years and the fans have never been louder than they were today,” Klappa said. “I have no voice after that game.”

Recent Headlines

in National

Army refers Bergdahl case to commander, punishment possible

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

An investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's 2009 disappearance from his base in Afghanistan has been completed.

in Sports

Broncos, Bengals meet on KPUG tonight with plenty to play for

nfl broncos vs bengals monday

It's a pivotal game for both teams in the playoff picture. The 11-3 Broncos have already won the AFC West and would clinch a first-round bye with a victory at Paul Brown Stadium. The 9-4-1 Bengals would earn a fourth straight trip to the playoffs with a win. Coverage begins at 4:45pm on KPUG 1170AM.

in Sports

Cutler to start as Bears say Clausen will miss finale because of concussion

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler throws before a preseason NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Seattle.

The Bears say Clausen was injured on a helmet-to-helmet hit by Detroit's Ezekiel Ansah while scrambling late in Sunday's loss to the Lions. Ansah received an unnecessary roughness penalty.

in Local

Developers renovating historic Lynden building

Delft-Square

Historic building in Lynden being renamed

in National

Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting

milwaukee

A prosecutor says he won't file charges against a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man.