KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Even the most muffled clap seemed to echo throughout Arrowhead Stadium last season as the Kansas City Chiefs stumbled their way through one of the worst seasons in franchise history.
Now, a group of fans is trying to restore the roar.
When the unbeaten Chiefs welcome old rival Oakland to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, the fans will be trying to break a Guinness world record for loudest crowd roar in an outdoor sports stadium. The record was set Sept. 15 by Seahawks fans during a game against the 49ers.
“We got a late start compared to Seattle. They had a four-month jump on us,” fan organizer Ty Rowton said. “But we’ve got support on all levels, even the players are behind this.”
It helps that the Chiefs (5-0) are off to the second-best start in their long history, and that their most bitter rivals are coming to town.
A team spokesman confirmed the franchise paid for an adjudicator from Guinness World Records to fly to Kansas City for the game.
The record had been held by Turkish soccer club Galatasaray S.K since March 2011, but the Seahawks pushed it to 136.6 decibels.