Montana Looks to Set Noise Record in Washington Grizzly - ABC FOX MONTANA NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS - KTMF/KWYB

Montana Looks to Set Noise Record in Washington Grizzly

Posted: Updated:

It's well documented that Washington Grizzly Stadium is one of the best venues of any FCS program, in large part to the noise is creates.

"I'd take this stadium over any stadium in the country to be honest.  There is something to be said for the concrete we have in here, and the mountains, I think it just holds things in.  I've had arguments with people that say 'oh, it can't be that loud.'  It is that loud," says UM Assistant AD of Marketing, Brynn Molloy.

And that's not just by FCS standards, even after attending games in marquee NFL stadiums, The Grizzlies home-turf still holds strong.

"The thing I love about Washington Grizzly, is even when I came back from Lambeau field, is you're right on top of the field.  It feels tight and compact in there.  Even Lambeau or Century Link field in Seattle, nothing else in the Big Sky compares to just how tight it is and how on top of the field you are," says egriz.com blogger Brint Wahlberg.

The fans are close, on top of the field, and plenty loud, which coaches and players agree, has a big thing to do with the teams success, and you don't have to look any further than last week's game for proof.

"You get down there toward the end, and in the overtime when they're trying to get themselves together, they were off their game a little bit, and it was because of the noise in the north end zone," says Griz head coach Mick Delaney.  

After similar events at NFL stadiums, a fan movement started to try and measure just how loud Washington Grizzly is, which happened to coincide with the University bringing in a digital decibel monitor to find out for once and for all just how loud Griz fans are.

"So really just show up, and go crazy.  When the Griz are on defense, just make as much noise as you can.  The perfect model is that overtime Cal Poly win, everyone on their feet.  It was a lot of fun," says Wahlberg.

With the Kansas City Chiefs holding the record after registering a 137.5 earlier this season, and the Griz numbers right around 108 decibels in earlier games with analog equipment, the University is confident Griz faithful will put their mark on the game.

"Awesome fans, and It's a Montana thing, we like to be the best, so I think it's awesome that we can pack 26 plus thousand people in here, and can compete with stadiums that have 100 plus.  It's something special.  I don't know what else to say, other than it's a Montana thing," says Molloy.

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Seven Arrested in Kalispell Sex Sting

    Seven Arrested in Kalispell Sex Sting

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:10:39 GMT
    A four-day online sex sting ends with the arrest of seven Flathead men for sexual abuse of children, and more arrests are pending.
    A four-day online sex sting ends with the arrest of seven Flathead men for sexual abuse of children, and more arrests are pending.
  • More Details On The Sex Sting Seven

    More Details On The Sex Sting Seven

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:07:34 GMT
    Seven men sit behind bars and more could be headed that way after a four-day investigation headed by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.
    Seven men sit behind bars and more could be headed that way after a four-day investigation headed by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.
  • Sheriff Deputy Dunn Memorial

    Sheriff Deputy Dunn Memorial

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:43:09 GMT
    Full coverage from the memorial of Deputy Joe Dunn.

    Full coverage from the memorial of Deputy Joe Dunn.


  • Cobell Settlement Checks Could Be Mailed By Fall 2014

    Cobell Settlement Checks Could Be Mailed By Fall 2014

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-08-16 01:03:47 GMT
    The people in charge of doling out money in the Cobell settlement want to put checks in the mail by this fall.
    The people in charge of doling out money in the Cobell settlement want to put checks in the mail by this fall.
  • Yellowstone Sees Two Deaths in Past Week

    Yellowstone Sees Two Deaths in Past Week

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:07:32 GMT
    Yellowstone National ParkYellowstone National Park
    Authorities identify the young girl, who died Sunday morning after falling into the Grand Canyon in Yellowstone National Park, as eight-year-old Zahra Allahyari.
    Authorities identify the young girl, who died Sunday morning after falling into the Grand Canyon in Yellowstone National Park, as eight-year-old Zahra Allahyari.
  • One Dead In Crash North Of Whitefish

    One Dead In Crash North Of Whitefish

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:11:40 GMT
    Glacier National ParkGlacier National Park
    A 23-year-old woman is dead and two other people are in serious condition following a crash on Highway 93 north of Whitefish that snarled traffic for over two hours.
    A 23-year-old woman is dead and two other people are in serious condition following a crash on Highway 93 north of Whitefish that snarled traffic for over two hours.
  • Rising Firefighting Costs Impacts Forest Service Budget

    Rising Firefighting Costs Impacts Forest Service Budget

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:39:11 GMT
    A new report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture reveals the cost, as well as the budget, for fighting wildfires has increased over the last two decades.
    A new report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture reveals the cost, as well as the budget, for fighting wildfires has increased over the last two decades.
  • Former Teacher Sues Butte Central Catholic School

    Former Teacher Sues Butte Central Catholic School

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:57:53 GMT
    A former teacher fired from Butte Central Catholic school earlier this year for what the school claims was breach of contract is now suing her former employer.
    A former teacher fired from Butte Central Catholic school earlier this year for what the school claims was breach of contract is now suing her former employer.
Powered by WorldNow

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.