Buffalo Bills fans will try to set a Guinness world record this Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium thanks to one fan of the team. Brandon Campbell started a campaign to bring a representative from Guinness World Records to the stadium in an attempt to become the record holder for loudest outdoor stadium.
After a few days, he had raised the $8,000 necessary to fly that representative in, and on Thursday received permission from the Bills to make it happen.
Reporters and cameramen noted it was the loudest they had ever heard the stadium this past Sunday when the Bills defeated the Indianapolis Colts in the season opener. Following a win, Bills fans are at an even more frenzied pitch, and to top it all off, the hated New England Patriots are coming to town for Tom Brady's first away game since Deflategate. It should make for a memorable experience, one they hope will be the loudest of all-time.
The current record was set almost a year ago, on September 29, 2014, by Kansas City Chiefs fans at Arrowhead Stadium. It's not a coincidence they were also hosting the Patriots, a team hated well beyond Western New York. Fans that day reached 142.2 decibels (via Sports Illustrated), which is louder than a jet plane flying 100 feet overhead.
With a seating capacity of 71,000 and change, the Bills will have almost enough voices to match Kansas City's 76,000-plus. Wear your earplugs if you're going to the game, folks.