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Chiefs Fans Set New Stadium Noise Level Record

KANSAS CITY, Mo -- After weeks of buildup, Arrowhead Stadium once again holds the rank as loudest stadium in the world.
KANSAS CITY, Mo -- After weeks of buildup, Arrowhead Stadium once again holds the rank as loudest stadium in the world.

Chiefs fans set a world record of 137.5 decibels in Sunday's 24-7 win over the Raiders, breaking Seattle's old mark of 136.6 set one month ago.

The new mark, recorded with the help of Guinness Book of World Records representative Philip Robertson, was reached in the final minute of the game. Previously in the game, the noise level had topped out at 132 multiple times. It leapt to 135.4 following Hussein Abdullah's interception return for a touchdown that sealed the win.

"2003, when we started 9-0, that's the last time I had this feeling," said Chief fan Doug Dryer of St. Joseph, Missouri. "I feel like (Andy Reid and John Dorsey) have taken a step towards getting us to the promised land."

"Reid's awfully good... an awfully good coach," fellow St. Joseph resident Terry Mace said. "I think it's really been good for the franchise. I think (Clark) Hunt's done the right thing and I feel like they're in it for the full haul."

CBS affiliate KCTV5 reports fans paid the $700 fee to expedite approval of the record attempt, a team spokesman confirmed that the franchise paid for an adjudicator from Guinness World Records to fly to Kansas City for the game. Rowton said that cost $7,500.

The record had been held by Turkish soccer club Galatasaray S.K. since March 2011, but the Seahawks pushed it to 136.6 decibels for their game against the 49ers.

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