BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY (January 5, 2018) - Spalding announced changes to its current team business model and has entered an agreement with BSN SPORTS in four team sports categories - baseball, football, soccer and volleyball. As part of this agreement, BSN will source, distribute and service all the products currently offered in these categories. BSN will use current Spalding specifications to maintain the highest-quality manufacturing standards possible while offering these products on a direct-to-school model and the existing distributor model to Spalding dealers.
Spalding said the 2018 wholesale pricing offered to dealers will be honored by BSN. After Jan. 19, 2018, Spalding will no longer accept any new orders for product in these four categories. Orders in the Spalding system as of Jan. 19, with a ship date prior to June 30, will be fulfilled by Spalding. As of Jan. 20, all new orders for Spalding baseballs, footballs, soccer balls and volleyballs will be placed through and fulfilled by The Athletic Connection Division of BSN.
Spalding will continue to source, distribute and service the Spalding basketball, Dudley softball and Spalding equipment businesses.