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Loudest stadium in the NFL?

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I like the idea of putting a dome over the stadium. Can you imagine what Fed Ex would be like if we had a dome/retractable roof? As loud as we are now, a dome would make it absolutely insane in there. (and we might have a better shot at landing a Super Bowl :D )

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I'd like to be a homer and say Fedex, but Qwest is loud. Fedex has the potential and I believe its only a matter of time until it is #1 in noise.

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Just something i thought about...but what about Dallas....you never year about htem having a very loud stadium, yet it is one of the only stadiums with a retractable roof...if we had it like them, do you think snyder would deliberately leave the roof closed in order to make more noise?

and by they way, it's funny how they have all the groundwork to have some serious home feild advantage, but they never do!

Texas Stadium isn't that loud. It's about as loud as a fart in church.

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Qwest, FedEx, and Arrowhead in that order as far as stadiums go. I think us fans at FedEx can match Qwest under the right conditions (Dallas games, playoff games, dominating performances, etc.) but they have a bit of a natural advantage. RFK was very loud, but I think having an entire section of the stadium bouncing the entire time probably made it a bit more vexing than any other home field in NFL history.

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I've been on the field, where the decibels really matter, at Arrowhead, The Meadowlands, Raymond James, Edward Jones Dome, & Sun Devil.

Arrowhead was by far the loudest, followed by Raymond James & then the Meadowlands. The other two, ehh.

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Dallas doesn't have a retractable roof. They have a hole that they were to cheap to fill in; so, they said they were keeping it open for God to watch.

:laugh:

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I've been on the field, where the decibels really matter, at Arrowhead, The Meadowlands, Raymond James, Edward Jones Dome, & Sun Devil.

Arrowhead was by far the loudest, followed by Raymond James & then the Meadowlands. The other two, ehh.

TK, what does Arrowhead have that we don't have?

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It seems like it's qest becasue of all the false start penalties, but they also got to play home games against some poor teams. I just wish snyder would add just a little bit to the roof to enclose the stadium because it's already so loud as it is.

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Arrowhead in KC.

But they cheat and run crowd noise through the speakers to assist.

I heard thats illegal...A few seasons ago a team went after the Vikings I believe, accusing them of doing that...

-Grant

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I've heard its Arrowhead. Its just really loud there. The first time I heard about QWest being the loudest was this year, when their team was actually decent. Also the stadium structure. Remember, RFK has a similar structure, which encloses the noise, bouncing it back on to the field. Fed Ex is really loud just because of the sheer number of people.

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fed ex is loud, but the loudest is arrowhead. lincoln financial is probably the hardest to play in as an away team id say

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Definately, Fedex will never be as loud as RFK! RFK was the worst place for any opposing team to play. Nowadays....Fedex could be the one.

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fed ex is loud, but the loudest is arrowhead. lincoln financial is probably the hardest to play in as an away team id say

The Linc isn't even close. The way the stadium is set up, it's easy for sound to escape. And the capacity is not very large. I would say it's middle of the road and not nearly as good of a home field advantage as the Vet was. Now THAT was a tough place to play.

As for the Meadowloands, it's actually one of the quieter stadiums in the league yet can still be a difficult place to play. Why? They have very old season ticketholders who don't make that much noise- it's a very "old school" fanbase that doesn't readily give up their tickets to younger generations. My friends who have been to the Meadowlands for 'skins games all come away equally unimpressed by the noise, yet impressed with the classiness of their fanbase. The difficulty in playing there stems from the unique weather conditions that tend to effect the games- lots of swirling wind make the passing and kicking game difficult.

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The announcers say every field is the loudest in the NFL...

I agree. Most of the time you hear them either say Arrowhead Stadium or Qwest Field is the loudest.

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I've been on the field, where the decibels really matter, at Arrowhead, The Meadowlands, Raymond James, Edward Jones Dome, & Sun Devil.

Arrowhead was by far the loudest, followed by Raymond James & then the Meadowlands. The other two, ehh.

TK, what about FedEx? Where does that fall in the mix?

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I heard thats illegal...A few seasons ago a team went after the Vikings I believe, accusing them of doing that...

-Grant

FedEx did the same thing a few years ago, I kid you not.

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Qwest seems to get really loud, louder than it should considering the design and the the fans there. I'm convinced there is something in the air in the Pacific NW that holds sound better or something. (Maybe someone with physics/sound waves knowledge can chime in). I went to the U of Washington, and Husky Stadium always got very loud, even with a track around it and an open end zone. Ask one of the players from the U who were there in 2000 when the U lost (Dorsey's only regular season loss) in Husky Stadium. False starts, fumbled snaps, etc. Dorsey couldn't hear anything. It gets very loud, (when the team is good) and makes no sense with a full track separating the stands from the field.

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due to stadium design, i doubt that fedex is the loudest- prob quest, and i hear denver is really loud, as is KC.

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FedEx is loud and has the potential to easily be the loudest, but there are too many SISSY PEOPLE sitting down and telling everyone else to sit and be quiet. Get rid of those people and replace them with me. That would put FedEx over the top.

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I was at FedEx for the Virginia Tech USC game a couple years ago and it was insane. I spoke to some of the security and beer guys, they said it was probably the loudest they ever heard it.

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How loud a stadium is depends on several factors.

1) capacity

2)Design

3)fans

Lane Stadium only holds 65K and it is deafening because they have #2, and 3 going for it. FedEx clearly has an advantage in 1, and after this season they should have #3 in its favor.

I remember in years past hearing more noise from visiting Giants fans, or Philly fans...this won't be the case next year as season ticket holders won't sell of their tickets and will actually go to the games.

Put 85%-95% of the seats filled with Skins fans...and it will be very very loud in there.

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FedEx Field is definantly the loudest and the largest with a capacity of 92,000, nothing else even comes close.

I have been to both and it's not even close - qwest field is far louder than FedEx. I don't know if it's the partial roof are not, but when qwest is rocking you can't even here yourself think. It was crazy. Don't FedEx is crazy 2...

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