You will find in every season of the year, there is some sport kicking off around the country. We are now transitioning from baseball into football. Soon after, we will be transitioning into basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball. Right now we are kicking off football season in the United States. So who are some of those athletic ball manufacturers in the U.S.?
Did you know that since 1941, every NFL game ball that appeared in super Bowl competition has been made at the Wilson Football Factory in Ada, Ohio? Did you also know that Wilson is the leader in the production of footballs and continues to produce all of its leather game footballs in America, the world’s only dedicated football factory? The National Football League is the only major sports league whose balls are manufactured in the United States.
Spalding, an American sporting goods company was founded by Albert Spalding, a pitcher and the manager of a baseball team in Chicago, the Chicago White Stockings, in 1876? Although the company specializes in the production of balls for baseball, soccer, softball, volleyball and football, it is most-known for its basketballs.
Baden revolutionized the basketball industry when it introduced its patented Cushion Control Technology™ and developed the first women’s sized basketball. Baden volleyballs are consistently the choice of NCAA champions, while its soccer ball construction and dramatic designs make Baden the choice of elite players and soccer moms alike. Baden Sports, Inc., an independent, family-owned company, entered the athletic ball market in 1979 to address the need for higher quality products.