adidas Gamedayplus | Making the UEFA Champions League Finale Ball

10 Feb


The adidas football channel had this interesting little bit on how the Champions League final ball was made. Thought I’d share it…

Here’s the blurb from their site:

What makes a game of football? The players, the fans, the ref? No, it’s the ball. Introducing the Finale.

The UEFA Champions League match ball is one of the most iconic in world football. This year the Finale has been specially designed with the host city for the Final, Lisbon 24th May 2013, in mind.

In this video UEFA Champions League stars Frank Lampard, Gary Cahill, Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski and Nani talk about what makes a game of football before the team behind the ball talk about it’s technical prowess and design.

The ball is created using a special process that uses thermo bonding technology, which does away with the need for stitching. This means that the ball is more stable, rounder, takes on less water and can incorporate the star panels. The ball is rigorously tested in adidas’s AIT lab in Herzogenaurach before being release for general sale, ensuring the highest quality.

– Lozil

3 Responses to “adidas Gamedayplus | Making the UEFA Champions League Finale Ball”

  1. Laura Witrak February 10, 2014 at 5:52 pm #

    The ball is rigorously tested in adidas’s AIT lab in Herzogenaurach before being release for general sale, ensuring the highest quality: one of my dream jobs! Testing soccer balls.

  2. rosa February 10, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

    I don’t have your email but thought you might find this article interesting.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-10/real-madrid-barcelona-will-have-tv-revenue-limited-by-law.html?cmpid=yhoo

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