Since 1941 every NFL game ball has been made by Wilson, and since 1955 all of those balls have been made in their Ada, Ohio factory. It is the only football specific factory in the world. The NFL is the only major sports league to make their ball in the USA.

With a production capacity of 4,000 balls a day and over 700,000 footballs a year, it keeps all 120 factory employees busy around the clock. Most of their employees have several generations of factory employees in the family, with decades of experience.

The above video is episode 1 of 3 for the Wilson Football Factory series. View Episode 2 and Episode 3.


Call 419.634.9901 for all info regarding the Wilson Football factory tour, as details change regularly.
Reservations: Yes, call ahead: 419.634.9901
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Wilson Football Factory
217 Liberty St.
Ada, OH 45810
Also, head on over to the 50 Built Wilson Football review.