THE EARLY 90'S
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.”
FROM ONE MAN'S IDEA TO AMERICA'S FOOTBALL STADIUMS
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.
THERE'S JUST A FEELING THAT ALL IS RIGHT WITH THE WORLD.. WHEN YOU KNOW THAT FOOTBALLS ARE MADE IN TEXAS.
BECOMING A MAJOR PLAYER IN THE GAME
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.
AMERICAN MANUFACTURING FOR AN AMERICAN SPORT
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