By Brady Henderson
The Seahawks said Thursday that the team is exploring the possibility of adding seats to CenturyLink Field in a move that would stand to make the NFL’s loudest stadium even louder.
A shot of the area in CenturyLink Field where the Seahawks are reportedly considering adding seating before the start of next season. (AP/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)
According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, who broke the story, between 2,000 and 3,000 seats would be added before next season in the south end of the stadium, behind the area in the 300 level where the “12th Man” flag is raised before each Seahawks game.
CenturyLink Field set the Guinness world record for crowd noise earlier this season when the decibel level reached 136.6 during the Seahawks’ Week 2 win over San Francisco. And as if the added capacity wouldn’t already make the stadium even louder, the new seats may be metal bleachers like those in the north end of the stadium, according to Garafolo.
The stadium’s website lists its total capacity at 72,000, with 67,000 fixed seats and room for an additional 5,000 seats for special events.
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