Grab some earplugs and rest your vocal cords.
Guinness World Records is coming to The Ralph on Sunday. At stake – the world record for loudest stadium.
“We got the official word. It’s all good,” said Brandon “Grippy” Campbell, who led a fundraising effort to bring a Guinness representative to the stadium.
“Done, done,” Campbell said.
His gofundme campaign raised $9,195 – more than enough to get someone from Guinness to come to the stadium to measure crowd noise as the Bills take on the New England Patriots.
“Can you believe it?” Campbell said.
Now, fans. You’re going to have to do it through old-fashioned screaming. No noisemakers are allowed.
Because that would be, ahem, cheating. And we – unlike some teams who shall not be named – don’t resort to that sort of thing, right?
The Buffalo Bills approved Thursday afternoon having the Guinness World Records in the house for the game against the New England Patriots, as fans attempt to set a world record for loudest stadium.
“I knew it was going to happen,” Campbell said. “It was just stressful. I didn’t know how soon it was going to happen.”
Once Campbell beat the deadline imposed by Guinness to raise the money – $8,000 was needed by Thursday afternoon – he faced another to ensure their presence Sunday.
It required the blessing of the Buffalo Bills organization.
A Guinness representative said they needed a signed commitment from the Bills organization by 3 p.m. Thursday to move forward, according to Campbell.
Campbell finally spoke with team representatives Thursday morning.
“We are currently in discussions with Brandon and a representative from [Guinness World Records] and trying to work through some logistics,” Scott Berchtold, Bills senior vice president of communications, said Thursday. “Our focus right now is on defeating the Patriots, but we are open to assisting our fans with this.”
Campbell said he got word from the Bills organization Thursday afternoon.
“They called me and told me they’re just going to handle their part. The rest is on me,” Campbell said. The adjudicator will arrive in Buffalo on Saturday, he said.
The world record of 142.2 decibels – louder than a jet plane flying 100 feet overhead – was set last Sept. 29 at Arrowhead Stadium, during a Monday night game when the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Patriots.