Ever wondered where the NFL gets their game balls, even the ones played on the big stage in February? They come from a small village right here in Ohio.
According to Wilson’s website, the Wilson Football Factory in Ada, Ohio has been turning out game-ready balls for over 70 years. How many have they produced over that time? Wilson states more than 700,000 footballs a year have been handmade since 1955.
Ada, Ohio is the home to @Wilson_Football where all the footballs used in the @SuperBowl are made! On this day each year our hometown gets to take the spotlight! #WilsonFootball #OfficialBall #OhioNorthern pic.twitter.com/iLJiuiiN5l
— Ohio Northern Univ. (@ohionorthern) February 3, 2019
Ada, located about 70 miles southwest of Toledo, has a population just over 5,200, according to the U.S. Census.
Have you visited Ada before?