Soccer ball from the Women's World Cup 1999

Manufactured by
Adidas AG, German, founded 1948
Owned by
Scurry, Briana, born 1971
Subject of
United States Women's National Soccer Team
Medium
polyester on syntactic foam and rubber
Dimensions
H x W x D (deflated): 4 × 8 1/4 × 9 1/8 in. (10.2 × 21 × 23.2 cm)
Type
balls (recreational artifacts)
Place made
Morocco, North Africa, Africa
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Germany, Europe
Date
1999
Description
An official match soccer ball for the 1999 Women's World Cup. The soccer ball is predominantly white with reflective stars and multicolored abstract shape decorations. Each of the decorations depicts iconic landmarks in the eight venue cities: San Jose, San Francisco, Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Boston, and Washington D.C. Dark blue type on one side of ball reads: [OFFICIAL / MATCH BALL / OF THE FIFA / WOMEN'S / WORLD CUP / 1999]. Dark blue type on another side of the ball reads: [TWO YEAR STITCHING AND SHAPE GUARANTEE / Engineered in / Germany]. Dark blue type on another side of the ball reads: [FIFA / APPROVED / 202.P7R]. Another side of the ball has a logo in dark blue and red that reads: [ICON]. Another side of the ball reads: [DRUCK/PRESSURE/PRESSION / PRESION 0, 9-1, 1 BAR / MADE IN MOROCCO]. Another side of the ball has the Adidas logo on it.
Topic
African American
Soccer
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Briana Scurry
Object number
2015.58.15
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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