About Spalding Founded by Boston Red Stockings pitcher A.G. Spalding in 1876, Spalding has been developing innovative products ever since. From creating the first American football, to producing the first basketball for Dr. James Naismith, to their latest advances in INFUSION technology (balls with built-in pumps), Spalding has been on the cutting edge of the sporting goods industry for well over a century. True to A.G. Spalding's vision, the company has delivered quality goods that reflect a commitment to workmanship in every finished product, every step of the way. Constructed of 3 in. diam. extruded aluminum. Lightweight and easy to set up. Includes 2 elite aluminum winch end and center uprights. 2 aramid fiber 1M net package and antenna package. Comes with upright end pads and center pad.