Take a Listen to Wrigley Field Testing Fake Crowd Noise
When the Cubs open the 2020 season, it will be at home in an empty Wrigley Field. That kind of silence may have a negative effect on player performance.
The Chicago Cubs organization is working on some very special audio to be played at various times throughout a game. If you've ever wondered just how much crowd noise affects a professional athlete's performance, this might give you the answer. I suspect using fake crowd noise on the speakers around Wrigley Field is not just for the TV audience, like pre-recorded (canned) laughter used for sitcoms.
All that cheering we do when we're at a game apparently does a lot more than fill the place with noise, it gives the players a feeling like home. I wonder how much of that noise is tied to a player's adrenaline. The more that adrenaline rushes, the stronger the performance.
Take a listen to what Wrigley Field was working with to try and make it sound like we are there.