# What are footballs filled with?

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## What are Premier League footballs filled with?

Soccer Balls Are Filled with Helium

Apparently some people still believe this strange myth, but no, balls used in professional soccer matches are not filled with buoyant helium instead of oxygen.

## Are NFL footballs filled with helium?

A regulation NFL football will fly farther when filled with helium as opposed to compressed air at regulation pressure (13 psi).

## Do soccer balls float?

Liquid water has a density of 1 g/cm3 (gram per cubic centimeter). Objects with a density higher than 1 g/cm3 will sink and objects with a density less than 1 g/cm3 will float. … For example, a bowling ball and a soccer ball have about the same volume, but a bowling ball is heavier, so it is more dense.

## Are professional footballs lighter?

It is a myth that the modern ball is lighter than the balls used in the past. Since 1937, the dry weight of the ball has been specified by Law 2: 14-16oz. Prior to that, the rules governing the ball’s dry weight specified something lighter – 13-15oz.

## How much air is filled in a football?

The NFL requires that all game footballs be inflated to a pressure between 12.5 and 13.5 pounds per square inch (psi), and that they weigh 14 to 15 ounces (397 to 425 grams), ESPN reported.

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## How much does a Jabulani cost?

(I sure hope so — Jabulani is priced at \$150.) For FIFA approval, the ball must meet the following metrics: Circumference: 68.5 to 69.5cm (Jabulani: 69.0 +/- 0.2)

## Does women’s football use a lighter ball?

It’s all fun and games – until someone suggests women get a different ball. That’s exactly what Sensational Football has done. … The ball, designed by Danish fashion brand Ganni, “reduces the risk of injuries when kicked, and the weight is lighter, making the game easier and more fun.”

## What is the weight of football?

Traditionally made of brown leather, modern footballs are manufactured in a variety of colours and patterns. A regulation football is 28–30 cm (11–12 in) long and 58–62 cm (23–24 in) in circumference at its widest point. It weighs 410–460 g (14–16 oz) and is inflated to 65.7–68.8 kPa (9.5–10.0 psi).

## What happens when a ball is filled with helium?

What would happen if they were filled with helium? … Filling it with helium would thus give rise to a buoyant force that can lift 0.03 g – much less than the actual mass of the ball, which is 2.7 g. Trying to make a soccer ball float by inflating it with helium would likewise fail.