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Seahawks considering seating additions to CenturyLink Field

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The loudest stadium in the NFL could may get even louder if the plans of the Seattle Seahawks come to fruition.

According to Mike Garafolo of FOXSports.com, the Seahawks are looking to add 2,000 to 3,000 seats to CenturyLink Field before the start of the 2014 season. The capacity of the stadium would officially increase from a listed 67,000 permanent seats to close to 70,000 seats.

In addition to setting a world record for crowd noise at 136.6 decibels, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the stadium set a record with 68,338 in attendance for Seattle’s Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday Night Football.

The team is looking to add seats to the upper deck in the south end of the stadium which currently has an open plaza where they raise the “12th Man” flag prior to the kickoff of games.

There have also been rumblings of Seattle’s desire to potentially host a Super Bowl in the future. With the league willing to play in a cold-weather stadium in New Jersey this year, it could open the door for Seattle to place a bid to host as long as February’s experiment doesn’t become a logistical disaster.

If the league continues to be open to cold-weather cities for their biggest event, the additional seating at CenturyLink Field wouldn’t hurt their chances of getting the game.

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20 Responses to “Seahawks considering seating additions to CenturyLink Field”
  1. jason9696 says: Oct 4, 2013 4:13 AM

    What’s the point? The losers already make enough noise up there.

  2. denbronx says: Oct 4, 2013 4:31 AM

    It shouldnt be a record when you pump crowd noise through the loud speakers.

  3. joetoronto says: Oct 4, 2013 4:37 AM

    My bad, I thought the headline said “Seahawks considering speaker additions to CenturyLink Field”

  4. eaglesw00t says: Oct 4, 2013 6:06 AM

    I’m sorry, but what record does that attendance set? There are several stadiums that get 70k+ every week

  5. jayhawk6 says: Oct 4, 2013 7:47 AM

    Seattle as a Super Bowl site? Why not? The winters are certainly more temperate there than in NYC.

  6. konmtu says: Oct 4, 2013 7:54 AM

    How happy will Seahawks management be with those added seats when the clock strikes midnight and they turn back into the dumpster fire of a franchise that they’ve historically been.

  7. eastcoastninerfan says: Oct 4, 2013 8:05 AM

    It would certainly be interesting to see how loud that stadium would get during a Superbowl if hosting two teams as a neutral site.

    Of course if Seattle continues their level of play from 2013 to that year, this may be moot.

  8. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 4, 2013 8:35 AM

    You mean the loudest fans and the loudest stadium in the history of organized sports could get louder?

  9. facetious0ne says: Oct 4, 2013 9:42 AM

    Who would want to play a superbowl in one of the most depressing cities in the US though? That has to go into consideration for the NFL..

  10. athwartships says: Oct 4, 2013 9:45 AM

    Need room for all the new undercover cops.

  11. seahonky says: Oct 4, 2013 10:48 AM

    Cool! Seahawks playing at home in a Super Bowl. I’ll bring the ear plugs. Easy victory for the hawks. Go Hawks!

  12. joetoronto says: Oct 4, 2013 11:52 AM

    jayhawk6 says:
    Oct 4, 2013 7:47 AM
    Seattle as a Super Bowl site? Why not? The winters are certainly more temperate there than in NYC.
    ***********************************************
    Maybe because it’s almost as far as Alaska and it’s a small town.

    SMH

  13. wildwynooche says: Oct 4, 2013 12:01 PM

    That would great louder the better! as for the person who says they pipe in sound via speakers. Wrong o buck o! That noise is 100% real no added boost. It has been proven time and time again that there is no noise being piped in.

  14. mathomp3 says: Oct 4, 2013 12:33 PM

    Oh man, I love all the hate being spewed on this page. GO HAWKS!

  15. hawkfan50 says: Oct 4, 2013 1:03 PM

    Haters hate , it’s what they do . Mostly because they’re jealous & would give anything for their pathetic team to be 4-0 and have the best fans in the NFL .

    GO HAWKS !!

  16. seahawksbmx says: Oct 4, 2013 1:26 PM

    Still with the “pumped in” noise accusations after the NFL and now Guinness have repeatedly debunked it. Maybe the Myth Busters crew will take me up on my suggestion to do a segment on it and shut you fools up once and for all.

  17. seahawks19081 says: Oct 4, 2013 1:50 PM

    To the people who complain about piped in crowd noise I have two questions for you.
    Have you ever been to a game there?
    What do you base these accusations on?
    Honest answers will be appreciated.
    And enough with the steroid comments, they are all played out.

  18. athwartships says: Oct 4, 2013 2:15 PM

    joetoronto says:
    Oct 4, 2013 11:52 AM
    jayhawk6 says:
    Oct 4, 2013 7:47 AM
    Seattle as a Super Bowl site? Why not? The winters are certainly more temperate there than in NYC.
    ***********************************************
    Maybe because it’s almost as far as Alaska and it’s a small town.

    SMH

    Maybe you should buy a globe. It’s a 5 hour flight from Seattle to Anchorage and just to be nit picky…..East Ruthorford is 8000 people compared to 650,000. (yes I am ignoring the metro area calculation….if you want to be irrational, so will I)

  19. chawk12thman says: Oct 4, 2013 5:02 PM

    With 12K on the wait list for season tickets this move makes sense.

  20. dougchvrs says: Oct 4, 2013 9:12 PM

    OK haters : First you can stop lying about pumping noisein : This was set up by Guiness, not Seattle! Guiness has literally thousands of criteria that stadium must meet….Im quite sure the SPEAKER system is 1st on that list!!….DUH!.,.I love when haters hate….Its just jealousy…and depression because their own teams cant come close to what HAWKS are doing!…WINNERS OF LAST 7 ROAD GAMES!!!! GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!

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