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Did Flyers fans make more noise than Blackhawks fans?

Jun 3, 2010, 12:40 PM EDT

flyersfansloud.jpgWe’ve been monitoring the ear-splitting decibel levels of the games in Chicago (Game 2 was slightly louder than Game 1) so I thought it would be wise to see if the crowd in Philadelphia could top them. As it turns out, the Flyers fans were just a little less loud according to’s numbers

The highest level the Chicago crowd hit was 122 dB in Game 2 and 121 dB in Game 1; Philadelphia’s biggest roar came during Claude Giroux’s overtime game-winner. Apparently the cheesesteak-chomping bunch hit the 114 dB level at that moment, which according to’s numbers matches the level of a “loud rock concert.”

Flyers fans – and the sports city itself – take pride in being hardcore (and sometimes, genuinely brutal). One must wonder if the fact that the United Center crowd hit higher decibel levels will stoke the competitive fires of the rowdy bunch at the Wachovia Center. I mean, are Flyers fans really going to allow themselves to be defeated by Blackhawks fans?

To be fair, points out that noise at the 90-95 dB level may result in hearing loss, so I guess Flyers fans shouldn’t feel too ashamed of their output. Most people would probably have trouble hearing the difference … or hearing much of anything.

  1. Canadian - Jun 3, 2010 at 1:05 PM


  2. russ - Jun 3, 2010 at 1:16 PM

    “Apparently the deep dish pizza loving bunch hit the 114 dB level at that moment”??? Doesn’t that imply Chicago? Wouldn’t your comment be better to have said “Apparently the cheese steak loving bunch hit the 114 dB level at that moment”???

  3. blackhawkbill - Jun 3, 2010 at 2:13 PM

    They didn’t even come close to the United Center. Advantage CHICAGO FANS

  4. James O'Brien - Jun 3, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    Good call, Russ.

  5. Mike - Jun 3, 2010 at 4:38 PM

    The United Center can hold hold around 22,000 fans the Wachivia Center maxed out last night at 20,200. Would assume that an extra 1,800 fans could help

  6. aaaarrrrrggghhhh - Jun 3, 2010 at 8:33 PM

    The united center holds more people. maybe in chicago they were just excited that they had more than 8,000 people in the stands. i hear people scream louder when they are new to hockey. unlike the wachovia center which is almost always at or near full capacity. philly i guess are a little more seasoned hockey fans.

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  8. Alyssa Hickman - Jun 4, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    The Philadelphia Flyers fans have been defeated by the Canadiens’ fans during the Eastern Conference Finals game #3; when Cammalleri scored the first goal of the Canadiens in the game and the series, these 21,273 fans got the noise level to 128.7 dB (perhaps as high as 133) and it was the noisiest point of the whole series, perhaps the noisiest game of the whole season!
    Even Roman Hamrlik (who played in playoff games in extremely noisy arenas such as the Rexall Centre in Edmonton) said that it was the noisiest game of his career.

  9. bill - Jun 5, 2010 at 2:29 AM

    o true alyssa thats cool…when do the hab nots play again?

  10. Maxis - Jun 7, 2010 at 5:31 PM

    It’s not a question of decibals, but who has sustained energy. Flyers fans are always going whereas Hawks fan tend to get pretty quiet when they lose the momentum.
    During the Canucks series it was so quiet in Chi you could hear the tape to tape passing and guys yelling.

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