Guinness verifies Superdome Halloween record
A Steelers fan dressed as the Terrible Towel cheers as the Steelers take the field against the Saints Sunday.
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NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans fans dressed up for the world's largest Halloween party.
An adjudicator from Guinness World Records verified that at least 17,777 fans attending the game Sunday night between the Saints and the Steelers at Louisiana Superdome came in costume, setting a record for the largest gathering of Halloween revelers.
According to the Guinness website, the record coming into the game had been set by 508 costumed people a year ago at a night club in Bloomington, Ind.
Crowds for Saints games in the Superdome routinely exceed 70,000. Many of the thousands in costume at the game dressed with Saints themes. The winner of a costume contest, identified as Glenn Mehrtens, dressed as Saints coach Sean Payton. A female companion was dressed as a package of Juicy Fruit gum, which Payton is known to chew during games.
First Published November 1, 2010 12:41 am