Paul Allen’s Qwest: Do the Seattle Seahawks Have the Loudest Stadium in the NFL?

February 13, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The roaring thunderclap of Seattle Seahawks fans inside Qwest Field stadium on game days has become something of legend. Reported as having reached a noise level of as high as 137 decibels. A loudness, which surpasses that of a Boeing 747's deafening 130 decibels.
Qwest Field is widely recognized as the most ear-piercing stadium in the National Football League (NFL).
The visionary behind Qwest Field's design is, team owner and Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen.
Shortly after purchasing the Seahawks from former owner Ken Behring in 1997, Allen approached a major architectural firm, Ellerbe Becket, for assistance in planning and creating his team's new stadium.
Allen worked very closely with Loschky Marquardt & Nesholm, architects of Ellerbe Becket. Making sure that every design idea and concept had his leading edge fingerprint on them.
Seattle's football fans' dream of having a new sports venue, became a reality, when construction of Qwest Field began in 2000...

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