The RedBall was first inflated on August 27, 2001 amid much nervous excitement and anticipation. This test took place in a fabulous Bi-State facility. The ball debuted at 15 feet high, 250 pounds, and was created using over 530 sq. ft. of 32 oz. pvc fabric. The material and construction of the ball is the same process used to create inflatable river rafts. A blower is needed to inflate the ball, which was discovered at Liberty Tool in Maine, destination for sculptors everywhere.