New York, NY – February 29, 2011 – 2K Sports today announced the return of the Major League Baseball® 2K12 RV tour, a coast-to-coast mobile experience featuring special giveaways, batting cages and hands-on play time with Major League Baseball 2K12. The cross-country tour brings the excitement of authentic baseball action to fans this spring and summer with a custom-designed Major League Baseball 2K12 recreation vehicle. The mobile demo vehicle will be rigged with portable video game gear for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Traveling to various Arizona Spring Training hotspots, including Hohokam Park in Mesa and Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, as well as big league ballparks, such as Comerica Park in Detroit, Citi Field in New York and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, 2K Sports will slide into more than 25 cities in total.
“For the second straight year, we’re taking the 2K Sports RV on the ultimate baseball road trip,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “It’s always a pleasure to interact with our fans across the country, and we can’t wait to get the tour started and share Major League Baseball 2K12 with baseball fans everywhere.”
2K Sports will begin the tour on March 9, 2012 in Surprise, Arizona, and visit Cactus League ballparks throughout the month of March. Following the start of the regular season, the tour kicks into full gear with events through June. Some of the highlights include stops at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, and two special events at the MLB FanCave in New York City. The tour concludes with a booth at MLB All-Star FanFest in Kansas City.
Fans at tour stops will have the opportunity to practice their in-game pitching skills for the $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge, which returns for the third successive year beginning on MLB Opening Day, April 4th. Eight gamers who pitch perfect games on Xbox 360 or PlayStation®3 prior to May 1 will be eligible to participate in a live tournament for the grand prize of $1 million. Full rules and details can be found at www.2ksports.com/perfectclub.
The Major League Baseball 2K12 tour dates** are below. Additional events will be added at a later date, so fans should visit www.2ksports.com/mlb2k12/tour for the latest schedule.
March 9 Surprise, AZ – Surprise Stadium
March 10 Glendale, AZ – Camelback Ranch (Games @ 12:05 PM and 6:05 PM)
March 11 Tempe, AZ – Tempe Diablo Stadium
March 15 Tempe, AZ – Tempe Diablo Stadium
March 16 Surprise, AZ – Surprise Stadium (11 AM)
March 18 Maryvale, AZ – Maryvale Baseball Park
March 22 Goodyear, AZ – Goodyear Ballpark
March 23 Tucson, AZ – Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium
March 24 Mesa, AZ – Hohokam Park
March 25 Goodyear, AZ – Goodyear Ballpark
March 29 Tempe, AZ – Tempe Diablo Stadium
March 30 Glendale, AZ – Camelback Ranch
April 6-7 Anaheim, CA – Angel Stadium of Anaheim
April 9-10 Oakland, CA – Overstock.com Coliseum
April 14-15 Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium
April 20 Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
April 24-25 St. Petersburg, FL – Tropicana Field
Host: Tampa Bay Rays
April 29 Atlanta, GA – Turner Field
May 1 Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ball Park
May 4-5 Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
Host: Detroit Tigers
May 7 Baltimore, MD – Oriole Park at Camden Yards
May 9-10 New York, NY – MLB FanCave
May 12 Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
Host: Philadelphia Phillies
Host: New York Mets
Host: Washington Nationals
May 22 Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
Host: Pittsburgh Pirates
May 29 Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
June 5-6 Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Stadium
June 9-10 St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
Host: St. Louis Cardinals
July 6-10 Kansas City, MO – MLB All-Star FanFest
**Tour dates are subject to change. Visit www.2ksports.com/mlb2k12/tour for the latest schedule.