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Sacramento Kings fans set ‘world record’ for crowd noise (VIDEO)

Nov 16, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

Question: What do you get when you cross a passionate fan base with a terrible team playing in a dump of an arena?

Answer: A willingness to set a world record for noise, apparently.

We told you this was coming — the folks at Guinness World Records were on hand in Sacramento on Friday, and had their measurement tools in place to see if the Kings fans in attendance could scream their a–es off in order to break a record for indoor noise.

There’s a reason that the folks at Guinness chose Sacramento — good fans and an acoustically-challenged older building made it a no-brainer that once the proposal was made, it would be met with ease and expectations would be quickly exceeded.

Call me cynical, but it seems like most arenas that are sold out for a nationally televised game could similarly break this record under the right circumstances. Whether that’s true or not, it’s something positive for Kings fans to be proud of, at least until the product on the court proves worthy of their unwavering admiration.

  1. mimaiheatdynasty - Nov 16, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    What an awesome fanbase. Shaqramento.

  2. canucks30 - Nov 16, 2013 at 11:22 AM

  3. MLBlogsbig3bosox - Nov 16, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    I don’t know if Roaracle Arena would break it, but it would be pretty darn close. Those fans know how to get loud, man.

  4. MyTeamsAllStink - Nov 16, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    so have they broken ground for a new arena yet or what?

  5. oldcat157 - Nov 16, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    What a joke. It’s not a random event but more of a planned event.

  6. billsysabres - Nov 16, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    This is stupid it’s in a arena chiefs fans u still have the record

  7. pistolpete0903 - Nov 16, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    They should have done this back in early 2000 when the Kings were the cream of NBA. Cow bells, a winning and fun team to watch….those were the times!!!
    The opposing teams were nervous to play at Arco.

  8. ProBasketballPundit - Nov 16, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    126 decibels in case anybody else was aggravated by that lack of information.

    • asimonetti88 - Nov 16, 2013 at 1:08 PM

      The video said 122.6.

      • ProBasketballPundit - Nov 16, 2013 at 1:10 PM

        This link said they broke the record previously set at 126.

  9. hildezero - Nov 16, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    “…but it seems like most arenas that are sold out for a nationally televised game could similarly break this record under the right circumstances.”

    I doubt it. Those fans know how to get loud. Kings fans are known for their noise.

  10. joerymi - Nov 16, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Coming headline: Fan sues team over hearing damage.

    Seriously, these things are stupid.

  11. hildezero - Nov 16, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Yeah, I know. Guinness shouldn’t let this happen, besides it was planned. It would be better if they just record during a game.

  12. saynotocarmelo - Nov 16, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Yes ! it was awesome. 106 dB! There’s a cool “HERE WE ROAR” t shirt available that commemorates the event on the TARNATION! SPORTS t shirt website already out.

  13. Dogsweat - Nov 16, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Things to do in Sacramento, Kansas:

    1. Eat

    2. Eat

    3. Eat

    4. Worship the Kings

  14. 8man - Nov 16, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Oy! Hearing protection required? Well done, but maybe they should hand out ear plugs as you walk in to avoid a law suit.

    Sactown doesn’t need to set noise records to validate its rabid fan base.

  15. kansacity88 - Nov 16, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    WTF? Are we still on this noise stuff? Geez, let Arrowhead have it and call it a day! Give it a rest!

  16. Vindickative - Nov 18, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    This is basically the same team as last year, and the on-the-court performances are just as unwatchable. This hokey “Let’s Get Loud” gimmick was transparent and indicative of ill-conceived ideas that broad-based fan enthusiasm can be generated and sustained by suggesting that it’s some kind of obligation, simply because the team is there (“Here We Stayed!”) I’d rather watch a .500 team play in a library than another season’s worth of this craptacular.

    Also, NBA pundits seem to accept as an axiom the idea that for any player on any team, for home games in particular, the quality of play is directly proportional to the amount of noise the fans make. The louder the cheering, the better the team does. The Sacramento Kings’ best player has established himself as someone who is easily distracted, has a volatile temper, and is prone to loss of focus and lapses in concentration. One might just as easily argue that the Kings’ play would improve if the games were played in a quieter environment, not a louder one.

    • Kurt Helin - Nov 19, 2013 at 1:47 PM

      For the record, the convention wisdom is role teams on visiting teams tend to play worse in loud arenas, not home team players improving. Neither law is universal, it’s just how people in the league generally view things.

  17. Dogsweat - Nov 18, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Compared to the Bay Area, Sacramento is an insult and should be cut from Northern California, it looks more like Kansas.

    Quit using our teams – as if they are your teams. They are not.

    San Francisco and San Jose are not even close to what Sacramento wants to be.

    Those are our teams, and those cities are special and have character and things to do. Unlike Sacramento, where they worship a New York reject on the radio, and think Old Sacramento is like Pier 39.

    You aren’t San Francisco and you will never will be.

    Here are your teams:

    Sacramento Kings

    Sacramento River Cats

    Sacramento State Hornets

    Sacramento Mountain Lions

    Stay away from ours before you infect it with losers. Sacramento is a California’s version of Omaha. Flat and nothing to do but eat and be obese. Please succeed, and stop trying to be like the Bay Area, your not. Your weather sucks too. Go listen to your Master- the reject from NY and let him mind wash you on how great The “Kings of Nothing” are!

  18. Dogsweat - Nov 18, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    BTW – You can have the “Triple A’s

    Giants rule the Bay Area. Period.

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