XFL's official football arrives with 8 custom looks
Two distinctive features make the XFL’s official football stand apart from any in sports.
The XFL game ball comes in eight custom looks to match each team’s primary color scheme and is distinguished by the following:
The points of each football are wrapped with ‘X’ marks in white and the team’s primary color. This design allows receivers to track the ball easily.
Patent-pending, “X-Pebble” grip technology will help players control the ball with a feel that enables a tight spin on throws, and also allows ball carriers to enhance their ball security.
The XFL spent the past year developing the game ball with football manufacturer Team Issue in Dallas. The first version was tested with players on the field during the XFL’s rules testing this past spring.
Based on feedback from quarterbacks and receivers, adjustments were made and updated versions of the ball were tested over a 10-week period at each XFL Summer Showcase.
Then, after additional feedback from players was received and hours of tape were watched and analyzed, final adjustments were made and the final ball production began in September.
Closer look at 'X-Pebble' technology
Close-up of patent-pending X-Pebble
XFL official ball details
Design and Production Partner: Team Issue (Dallas, Texas)
Size: Standard professional football size
Texture: Patent-pending “X-Pebble” exterior grip technology
Game Usage: In every XFL game, the team on offense will use the ball featuring their team’s custom look and color scheme.
Dimensions: Prolate spheroid
Long circumference: 28 inches (+/- 1/8")
Short circumference: 21 inches (+/- 1/8")
Weight: 14 to 15 ounces
Colors: Traditional red leather – the ball will be brown on game day after pre-game leather conditioning
Retail Price: $125 plus shipping and handling
“X-Tips”: painted Xs wrap both points of each football in white and the team’s primary color
X-Pebble technology grip: exterior grip technology (patent-pending) to enhance ball feel and ball security