Last updated on February 10th, 2023 at 09:49 AM
adidas reveals UWCL Pro Ball Eindhoven – the Official Match Ball for the 2022/23 UEFA Women’s Champions League knockout stages and final.
Launched at the start of another incredibly exciting year for football, the new ball celebrates the innovative architecture and design elements that Eindhoven – as host city – is known for.
Set on a dark blue background representing the vibrancy of the city at night, neon detailing across the ball nods to the association Eindhoven has as the City of Lights.
Each iridescent neon graphic represents illustrious landmarks and famous features found across the city – including The Eindhoven Stadium, The Evoluon and a bold and colourful lightbulb.
Distinctive white pearlescent Champions League stars stand out against fluorescent edges, highlighting the contrast between the impressive historic and modern architecture found in Eindhoven, and the thriving light art scene emerging across the city.
Matthew Davidson, Head of Global Brand Marketing – adidas Football: “2023 promises to be another incredible year of football, with a host of landmark tournaments to look forward to – including the knockout stages of the UEFA Women’s Champions League 2022/23.
With UWCL Pro Ball Eindhoven, we’re really pleased with how we have captured the iconic cultural architecture and artistic nature of the city.
There is still a long way to go for the teams that will eventually run out at the final in Eindhoven, so we hope that this ball inspires them on that journey.”
To keep up with the demands of the modern game, the ball features a range of adidas performance technology, including an innovative PRISMA surface texture that offers Europe’s finest players, precision on the ball.
The outer texture coating, found on all UEFA Champions League official match balls, offers a secure grip and complete control while the thermally bonded seamless construction is designed to deliver ultimate performance.
Since 2021, adidas has proudly been an Official Partner of UEFA Women’s Football, extending the relationship to cover all UEFA Women’s competitions at a domestic and international level. adidas has been a long-standing campaigner for equity in sport and has been driving opportunities and inclusivity for the women’s game and beyond through initiatives like adidas Football Collective (aFC) – a unique cooperative of individuals, clubs and communities around the world, united by the belief that through football, positive change can be created.
As part of this, adidas’ ongoing partnership with Common Goal will see 1% of all global net sales from adidas footballs, contributed towards initiatives driving lasting social change for under-served communities, helping to create a better and more inclusive future through football.
The 2023 UEFA Women’s Champions League final in Eindhoven takes place on June 3rd. UWCL Pro Ball Eindhoven is available from today – priced at €150 for the pro edition – in adidas stores and online at adidas.com.
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