10 Loudest NFL Stadiums
The list of the 10 loudest NFL stadiums spans the nation. Whether because of size, fans or another reason, these stadiums are recognized as some of the noisiest in the NFL.
- FedEx Field. Home of the Washington Redskins, this field holds over ninety thousand fans. While the sheer number alone makes it nosy, the fact that fans are stacked over the field concentrates and amplifies the stadium’s volume, making it one of the loudest in the NFL. Perhaps that’s why it’s also one of the least favorite stadiums in the NFL.
- Arrowhead Field. The sea of red almost makes this insanely loud stadium fearsome. Not only are chiefs fans loud in their excitement, the stadium is one of the largest in the nation. The stadium is recognized as one of the loudest for having actually been recorded and identified by the title.
- Lambeau Field. Green Bay Packers fans are notoriously dedicated, but it’s not just their devotion that makes the field extremely loud. The field also acts as a wind tunnel for the chilling winter wind. Excited fans needing to talk over vociferous gusts make Lambeau field one of the loudest stadiums.
- Invesco Field. Perhaps the thinner Denver air allows voices to carry farther and easier in this loud stadium. Or is it, perhaps, the fact that Bronco fans hate the stadium makes them more vocal? Whatever the cause, Invesco field is widely identified of as one of the loudest in the NFL.
- Gilette Stadium. The poor design of this stadium requires fans to be loud. The huge distance between fans and field has many screaming to be heard. And it doesn’t help that the second level of luxury boxes capture and reverberates the noise.
- Quest Field. Home of the Seattle Seahawks, fans in this stadium have been recorded as the second loudest group. The noisy stadium has even been blamed for causing a team’s bad playing.
- Metrodome. This stadium’s designer figured out how to intimidate from afar: pack fans in so tightly that their noise is amplified to twice the normal level. Fan’s don’t complain about sitting on each other’s laps, though; they save their energy for the cheering.
- Cowboy’s Stadium. It’s the largest domed stadium in the NFL, but also the one with the fewest support columns. What that means is more voices with less absorption. Bring your ear plugs to the next Cowboy’s game, because the stadium is one of the loudest.
- Sun Life Stadium. While not the biggest stadium, the levels in Sun Life Stadium are stacked so symmetrically that they can’t help but capture sound. The fact that fans concentrate in specific areas to avoid sitting in the direct sunlight makes the stadium even louder.
- Heinz Field. Unlike the other stadiums, the field itself doesn’t contain any acoustical problems. Heinz Field graces this list solely because of Steelers fans. No other group boasts about rings so quickly or so loudly. Because of its attendees, Heinz Field is one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL
Posted on: Dec. 13, 2010