How loud is the stadium world record in decibels?

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — Kansas City Chiefs fans hold the Guinness World Record for decibel level against who else? The Patriots.

Set back on Sept. 29, 2014, the mark to beat this weekend is 142.2 decibels. So, how loud is that?

“If you stand next to a jet engine by about 10-15 feet, that’s about how loud we’re talking about.”

Chad Walber is a research and development engineer at PCB Piezotronics in Depew.

The company is providing the equipment for Sunday’s test, and Chad himself will be holding the meter.

“We’re going to using our meters, made by our Larsen Davis Group, to do the measurements at the Bills game. These are the same meters that were used at the Kansas City game.”

News 4 set out to test noise levels, using our own decibel meter. Trains, a 1971 Mustang, screams — all not even close to the record level.

We headed downtown where fans had gathered at Niagara Square for an afternoon rally.

“Your claim to me was from the lungs of a — 75 year old lady. How high do you think you can get? Real high. You ready, on three. ‘Whoaaaaa Buffalo!’ Now that’s not bad, you got up to 103 by yourself.”

So we added a few.

“You saw the decibel meter, we got up to about 121, what’s your reaction to that? Oh, that’s good. And it was only about a hand full of us. Come Sunday, we’re going to blow that record out of the water.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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