Loud­est foot­ball fans ques­tion to be set­tled

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Court Reports -

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.

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