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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Seattle is loud but I just don't see how it could be louder than the Dome. I'm no sound wave professor, I know there are many factors effecting sound travel but an open ceiling, it doesn't take a scientist to ...

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Old 01-12-2011, 12:14 PM   #11
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Seattle is loud but I just don't see how it could be louder than the Dome. I'm no sound wave professor, I know there are many factors effecting sound travel but an open ceiling, it doesn't take a scientist to tell you that sound is escaping through that big hole. It could also be the effects on the human ear. Quantitive, it may not be louder but to the human ear it could sound entirely different.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:28 PM   #12
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It was on the front page of yahoo on Monday or Tuesday. A university seismic activity scale picked it up as a tremor. The same thing happened when Lsu beat Auburn some years back. When LSU scored it registered on their seismic scale.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:32 PM   #13
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have no fear folks. ive been to the dome for big games, been to seattle (even the monday nighter when T owens pulled out the sharpie) been to 9 other stadiums since the late 80s to watch the saints....and they are loud at qwest, but they cant hold our jock when it comes to the dome. NOT EVEN CLOSE
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:34 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Beastmode View Post
Seattle is loud but I just don't see how it could be louder than the Dome. I'm no sound wave professor, I know there are many factors effecting sound travel but an open ceiling, it doesn't take a scientist to tell you that sound is escaping through that big hole. It could also be the effects on the human ear. Quantitive, it may not be louder but to the human ear it could sound entirely different.
i have to agree the volume in the dome is always tuned down so the broadcasters can think themselves heard.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:27 PM   #15
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No... That was me (in a bad way) from 2000 miles away - shoulda seen my house shaking! The whole west coast felt it.
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:59 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Beastmode View Post
Seattle is loud but I just don't see how it could be louder than the Dome. I'm no sound wave professor, I know there are many factors effecting sound travel but an open ceiling, it doesn't take a scientist to tell you that sound is escaping through that big hole. It could also be the effects on the human ear. Quantitive, it may not be louder but to the human ear it could sound entirely different.
My unscientific take on it is that, even though it's open air, Qwest has all those metal aluminum type panels and rods and junk all over it, the girders and stuff, which the sound reflects off of, making the sound waves bounce around in there a lot more, you get reflections and little echoes and thus it seems louder...the three stadiums that come up over and over again in discussions of "who's the loudest?" are always the Metrodome, the Superdome, and Quest, and all three of them have a lot of steel and metal in their construction, more harsh exposed metal than the average modern stadium. The old '70s domes are all girders and big honking metal panels, like the walls up top in the Dome, and even though it's more recent, Qwest kinda copied that look and feel. The acoustics in the Superdome are in fact, terrible, which is why concerts there were usually pretty awful (if anyone is old enough to remember seeing the Stones or Prince there back in the day, the sound was bouncing all around and it sounded like mud almost anywhere you sat)
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:44 PM   #17
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About the hardest thing for me now is to give Seattle, the Seahawks, or Qwest Field credit for anything. I mean anything.

But having been to the Dome many times and Qwest Field now 3 times, I honestly think that last Saturday was the most deafening experience I've had in ANY stadium or dome.

I also have been to the Metrodome, Georgia Dome, Univ. PHX (under closed roof), Arrowhead among others. Heck, I saw Terry Bradshaw beat Minnesota in Super Bowl IX at TULANE STADIUM!! LOL

I was 10 rows off the field last weekend and I had to absolutely scream in my wife's ear for her to hear me at times.

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Old 01-13-2011, 05:19 PM   #18
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Went to two games this season; gotta tell you it seemed for "corporate" and the Dome didn't seem as loud as years past...
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The shaking felt was from everyone's JAW hitting the ground realizing that we lost the game.
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