Chants and applause not have any impact on the match, the scientists from the University of Nebraska. The noise level in the stadium is so high that the expression of emotion from the fans does not distract the players, writes The Daily Mail.
Scientists have tried to answer the question, do the fans on the final outcome of hockey games. This required to measure the noise level in the stadium. The average noise level was 95.5 decibels, which is comparable to the blows of a jackhammer at a distance of 50 meters. The maximum noise was about 132 dB. Scientists compare this noise with the launch of a jet engine at a distance of 100 meters.
The noise from the fans definitely felt by the players, however, and does not help them in the game, say scientists. In the context of the match, the players shout to each other due to the special construction of the stadium.