Clemson Will Go For Guiness World Record Loudest Crowd Roar in Sports Stadium on Saturday

By DJ Byrnes on October 16, 2013 at 3:41p

Clemson is apparently taking one out of the Chiefs' marketing playbook

As if Saturday's game needed any extra hype, Clemson athletic officials announced on Tuesday that an attempt will be made to break the Guinness World Record for Loudest Crowd Roar at a Sports Stadium during the Tigers' top-five clash against Florida State.

The current Guinness World Record of 137.5 decibels was set just last week at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. Athletic officials say the goal is to set the record on the first defensive snap of the night.

"We have seen numbers approaching the world record previously, but with the magnitude of this game, the size of the crowd and the passion of Clemson fans, there's little doubt we will be able to set a new record," director of athletic marketing Mike Money said.

Oh... so this is totally going to become the next Seven Nation Army isn't it?


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droessl's picture

Oh... so this is totally going to become the next Seven Nation Army isn't it?

Sadly, I fear that may be the case. Then there will be a "World Record for Most Noise World Records In One Year" attempt. 

jeremytwoface's picture

I hope this is early on in the game before they choke.

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

UrbzRenewal's picture

Pretty sure the Horseshoe could top whatever they're cranking out.

Unfortunately with the amount of uninvolved (old people) that sit on their hands during games (even night games), I don't think we could. Part of it is OSU athletics moving all students to the south stands (rather than some scattered throughout the stadium, which forces others to cheer), part of it is the growth of older season ticket holders. People are getting asked to sit during games, it's pretty sad.

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

Students are in most of both the north and south endzones.  The USC game at the horseshoe in 2009 was the loudest place I have ever been to in my life, despite the loss and the introduction of Seven Nation Army as a football thing.  2006 vs. Michigan was a close second for loudest.

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DeepSouthBuckeye's picture

I married a Bama girl, and we still have her season tickets to Alabama games. With the exception of the student section (which by the way is much smaller than Ohio State's blocked off student sections), most of the crowd sits for the majority of the game. They will stand on big 3rd downs, and after touchdowns, but for the most part they sit as well. Granted, they do yell from their seats, but sitting nonetheless.  The LSU game 2 years ago is the only game I can remember where the entire crowd stood for the entire game.

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OurHonorDefend09's picture

I was there as well. ESPN said it was the loudest stadium, ever.

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Goalscorer9's picture

That was the first time OSU did seven nation army, but penn state had been doing it for quite a while.  (Part of the reason why I can't stand the fact that we adopted it.)

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BuddhaBuck's picture

If you're standing up in front of them, they'll be yelling at you to sit down. 

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GoBucks713's picture

That would help with the crowd noise

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BTBuckeye's picture

We got too many senior citizens, but worth a try. At least it might get people thinking that they should be yelling.

buckeyedude's picture

I think you could get Buckeye Granny and Grampa to yell their heads off. Just remind them to remove their false teeth first.  



Deadly Nuts's picture

Anyone know the decibel count for the GW touchdown vs. Wisconsin in 2011. The television broadcast couldn't handle it... 


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Buckeyeneer's picture

I saw on another message board that was talking about this a week or two ago that we've already hit over 132 decibels this year at the Shoe without trying.

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He seems more accepting in his later years:

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

lol, aww how cute.

unholy bucknut's picture

Exactly this is the kind of things second tier programs do. But how does this stack up to "white outs" or things of that nature that Ohio St. does do? It's all just propaganda. The fact that it's the Chiefs who have the record is laughable.

BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

There's a difference IMO. TOSU isnt going for the "world's largest gathering of people wearing white t-shirts" record.
It's just a fan particpation thing.

jenks's picture

Also, it's cooler if you have the record just because you're loud... not because you're trying to be loud enough to break the record. Big difference.
Curious how the record for an average decibel rating over the course of a game would look.

OurHonorDefend09's picture

Sweet, dude.

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Squirrel Master's picture

What is sad though is Kansas City Chiefs deserve this title, and maybe the Seahawks should lay claim too, but this is pathetic.
This is some ploy to get the crowd going when they are not typically like that the whole game. In KC and Seattle, they are the whole damn game! Its nuts! Have you seen pictures of what went down last week? There were broken seats from them getting slammed on and slammed against something else. They are crazy there, well when the team is good but that can easily be said for all teams.
I've watched games of Clemson at home and they are not that loud. I would easily say OSU can beat them because of the size of the stadium and shape. You guys say there are too many who don't make noise, I think because of acoustics it won't matter. The Shoe can get loud! All that cement locks in all that sound. At least, I think the band is louder than many others.
Went to the Louisville game last Thursday, since it wasn't during an OSU game, they don't get that loud. Mostly because of the lack of fandom but its such an open stadium that they can't create enough noise if they did try. I recall it was pretty loud in 2006 when they played Rutgers and lost, but not now.

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pjtobin's picture

I hope they can do it. A last second 4th qt comeback hailmary, all of their fans will make the loudest gasp ever. Might even hear their butts pucker!

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