What is gametag™?
Gametag™ is a microchip with a unique identification number and is manufactured into our footballs. This chip accesses valuable information about the history of each ball; such as when and where it was manufactured, what team it was made for, if the ball was used in a game, which game and if the ball is available for purchase.
When can I get the app?
The gametag™ app will be available for free download in the Android Play store this fall with later availability in the Apple App store.
How can I see the history of a gametag™ football?
The most exciting way to learn about the history of a gametag™ enabled football is by scanning the actual ball with your smartphone once the app is available. Simply open the app, tap the gametag™ symbol that is stamped on the ball. Upon scanning the ball, the app will give you all the details. You can also see the history of all gametag™ enabled footballs on our website. Click here to see a complete list of balls and the balls’ history (coming soon).
Where is the tracking chip installed in the football?
The gametag™ chip is placed inside the football while the ball is being manufactured. We place it just beneath the laces of select footballs Just look for the gametag™ symbol to see which footballs are tagged.
Can I get gametag™ installed on my own football?
Nope, have got to buy a gametag™ enabled football to scratch that itch.
Can I buy a football with this tracking chip in it?
Absolutely. Click here to view gametag™ enabled footballs ready for a good home.
What football teams are using balls with gametag™ now?
We are proud to announce that the US Naval Academy, Texas A&M, Nebraska, Mississippi State and many high schools will all be using gametag™ enabled footballs in the 2014-2015 season (see the list of gametag™ teams here). If your organization (college, high school, cooperation, etc.) is interested in using gametag™ enabled footballs, call us at 1 (972) 292-0700.
What a great idea! How come you didn’t think of this sooner?
The concept of microchipping isn’t a new idea… I guess we’re the only company crazy enough to try it on footballs.