Loudest football fans question to be settled
THE question of who has the loudest fans is to be settled finally with the installation of sound monitoring equipment at Dens and Tannadice.
Decibel meters will be put in place at the homes of Dundee and Dundee United next month, recording the sound levels to answer who has the noisiest support.
At a pre-determined point during a match, home supporters will be asked to make as much of a din as possible.
Fans will be able to bring in drums, horns and whistles on the day.
Both clubs had similar attendances last season, with United having an average of 6,322 fans per game and Dundee 6,460.
The test has been set by law firm McEwan Fraser Legal, which sponsors both clubs.
Chief executive Ken McEwan said: “In any city with rival football clubs, there’s always an argument about whose supporters are the best and Dundee is no different. We’re giving each group of fans an opportunity to set the record straight.”
Dates for when the challenges are to take place are to be announced. Dundee have two home games scheduled for October, against Motherwell and Hamilton respectively.
Dundee United also have two games scheduled for October, with a Challenge Cup match against Northern Irish team Linfield and a league game against fellow McEwan Frasersponsored side Inverness Caledonian Thistle.