How loud will Busch Stadium be for NLDS game 5

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- St. Louis baseball fans are ready to make some noise for game 5 of the National League Division Series.  Some of them are motivated by the loud crowds in Pittsburgh for games 3 and 4.  Some sports writers have called those crowds the loudest they have ever heard for a baseball game.

The Seattle Seahawks recently set a record for crowd noise during a sporting event.  Levels exceeded 130 decibels.  One local audio expert predicts the decibel levels inside Busch Stadium will exceed 100 decibels on Wednesday.

'Anything over 85 decibels for a sustained amount of time creates permanent damage,' said Matthew Scaring.  The Board Certified hearing specialist is with Southwest Hearing Centers.  The company offers hearing protection devices and once developed a product to help the St. Louis Rams.

'We actually developed a product that helped with the linesman being able to block out the crowd noise when Kurt Warner was our quarterback,' said Scaring.

Cardinals fan Lee Higgins predicts fans will be as loud as they can on Wednesday.

'They`re going to blow the roof off the place, Higgins predicts.

Ralph Johnson works as a stadium photographer.  He said Cardinals fans have supported their team all year and not just when they made the playoffs.

'They`re very knowledgeable about the game,' said Johnson.

We will take a decibel meter inside Busch Stadium on Wednesday and let you know the noise level.

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