Sacramento Kings fans break Guinness World Record for indoor crowd roar

Oct 30, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings fans hold up purple glow sticks before the game between the Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

For nearly five years, the Bradley Centre, home to the Milwaukee Bucks held the Guinness World Record for loudest crowd roar at an indoor stadium.

That record now belongs to Sleep Train Arena and Sacramento Kings fans as 17,000 strong attending Friday’s nationally broadcast matchup against the Detroit Pistons shattered the record on their first attempt just minutes into the contest.

The old record, which was recorded during a game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks peaked at 106.6 dBA on December 20th, 2008 during the third quarter.

However in the first quarter of the Sacramento’s game against Detroit, with Kings fans ready to blow the roof off of Sleep Train Arena, Guinness turned on their measuring and recording devices and were blown away at the results.

So how loud did the Kings crowd get? 124.9 dBA (per the Kings official press release) to be exact, shattering the previous record.

To put that into perspective, at 125db, the human ear begins to experience pain. Some have said the 124.9db level can be compared to the sound of a 737 jet engine from around 200 feet away.

Needless to say – it was loud.

Update: The record was broken again in the 4th quarter (the third time on the evening), peaking at 126db.