Dundee and Dundee United football clubs are to stage a ‘sound test’ at their respective grounds to determine which sets of fans are the noisier.
As reported in the Tele last month, McEwan Fraser Legal, main sponsors of both clubs, will record the roar that each support makes as part of their “noisy neighbour” showdown.
Placing a decibel meter at the loudest part of both Dens Park and Tannadice, the crowds will be asked to make as much noise as possible to determine who can create the greatest roar.
United’s test will take place when they host Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Saturday, and Dundee will have their turn against Motherwell on Wednesday. All four teams are sponsored by the estate agents. Both tests will take place just before kick-off.
The winner will be declared afterwards with the loudest set of supporters afforded the all-important bragging rights forevermore.
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 a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to set the record straight. There’s no better way of showing your support for your team than to make a massive, great noise and that’s the challenge laid down to followers of Dundee and Dundee United.
“We don’t care if they sing, chant, scream or yell. They can bring along rattles, horns and drums if they want. All that matters is which group makes the biggest racket.”
“As a sponsor of both clubs we will, of course, remain as completely impartial observers in the process and it only remains for me to wish both sets of fans the best of luck.”
Dundee’s average attendance so far this season is 6,635 and United’s is 3,910, which should give the Dark Blues a theoretical advantage.
But will the Tangerines rise to the challenge?