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Why the Premier League ball has changed

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Why has the Premier League ball changed? Many have asked on Google as Liverpool kick off the weekend’s action against Bournemouth live on BT Sport.

Some of you will have noticed that the yellow ball is no longer being used as the Premier League introduce a new white edition, although it is slightly different to the white ball we saw in the first half of the campaign.

So, why has the Premier League ball changed? Let’s take a look…

Why has the Premier League ball changed?

Well, the Premier League introduced the new Hi-Vis Premier League Nike Flight ball back in October to commence the start of the winter period.

The yellow ball is released to help increase visibility during the months of October, November, December, January and February as the likelihood of snow and fog increases throughout English football.

However – with Spring now upon us – the Premier League have reverted back to a white ball.

New Premier League Ball

Before the start of the 2019/20 campaign, the Premier League simply reintroduced the white ball used in the first half of the season for the final third of the term.

However – in what we believe is merely a basic marketing scheme to sell more products to football fans – the 2019/20 campaign saw a brand new ball introduced for the final third of the season, meaning there is now three balls per Premier League season instead of two.

The more eagle-eyed viewers of today’s round of Premier League fixtures will have noticed that the ball now has a vibrant orange and purple colour scheme to accompany the traditional white.

In the first half of the season, the ball had gold and blue features, in what was a nod to the Mitre ball used in the 1992/93 campaign – it was to commemorate the Premier League’s 30th anniversary.

Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images

You can see every ball used throughout the Premier League’s history in the Nike Ball Hub on the Premier League’s official website.

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