Chris Calandro wanted to reward his high school football coaches with a keepsake ball after their run for the state championship. Calandro took his project to several of the large football manufacturers, but they all turned down his order of only six footballs. Determined, Chris started to dabble with his own unconventional screen-printing process, and in his words, “ended up getting a patent for imaging on footballs.”
Chris set up his factory in Dallas, Texas, and his team now produces roughly 1,000 footballs by hand each day. Many of those balls are for official game-play, however Big Game also has a booming business in commemorative footballs. These balls can be made of virtually any material desired. Many of our trophy balls become awards and mementos for pro and collegiate football players.
The reputation Big Game built creating custom footballs eventually led to our becoming a major manufacturer of collegiate on-field footballs, with nearly every Division I program switching from cheap, foreign-made footballs to using a ball built with pride right here in Texas. Today, no company on the planet makes more FBS college game balls than Big Game does.
We tailor our footballs’ specs, as well as the materials, to meet the players preferences – something made possible because each of our footballs is hand-crafted.
We pride ourselves on manufacturing classic, attractive, durable products at a competitive cost. In a time when much of our country’s fabrication is outsourced abroad, we keep it right here at home, making footballs for American fans in the place where their favorite sport truly lives. That’s why Big Game USA’s footballs are truly
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When teams are playing on the biggest stage, under the brightest lights and in front of the loudest fans, they want a football they can trust to perform in any condition. That’s where Big Game Footbally Factory delivers.
We custom-tailor game footballs for each program, so when the game is on the line, every team is prepared to excel. And every college game ball is built according to NCAA rules and specifications.
The vast majority of FBS college football teams across the country are playing with official game balls made right here by Big Game — and that number continues to grow every year. Check out all of the teams playing with official game footballs produced by Big Game below. Don’t see your team? Their footballs were made by a foreign-owned company.