Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions announces 40-city national tour
posted on 03/28/2012

INDIANAPOLIS, March 28, 2012 – 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin and members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team will kick off the Kellogg's® Tour of Gymnastics Champions on Sept. 9 in Ontario, Calif. The 40-city tour runs through Nov. 18 and will make stops in cities big and small across the United States, including Las Vegas, Dallas, Kansas City, Mo., Minneapolis, Louisville, Ky., Hartford, Conn., and Brooklyn, N.Y., to name a few.

"The Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions will be unlike any previously produced," said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. "We plan to celebrate the many wonderful things gymnastics means to young people, along with showcasing some of the biggest names in the sport. Our fans will truly enjoy connecting with the U.S. Olympic team following their accomplishments in London."

"USA Gymnastics has produced countless memorable moments throughout the history of the Olympic Games," said Kellogg U.S. Morning Foods President David Denholm. "Kellogg's is excited to help bring the incredible athletes who create these moments to fans, even after the Games have ended, as part of our official partnership."

Led by Tour spokesperson Liukin, the cast of gymnastics champions will be joined by local gymnasts at each tour stop. The Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions starts Sept. 9 in the Los Angeles area and ends on Nov. 18 in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center.

Date City Venue
Sept. 8 San Jose, Calif. HP Pavilion
Sept. 9 Ontario, Calif. Citizens Business Bank Arena
Sept. 13 San Diego, Calif. Valley View Casino Center
Sept. 14 Glendale, Ariz. Jobing.com Arena
Sept. 15 Los Angeles, Calif STAPLES Center
Sept. 16 Anaheim, Calif. Honda Center
Sept. 20 Las Vegas, Nev. Thomas & Mack Center
Sept. 21 Sacramento, Calif. Power Balance Pavilion
Sept. 22 Portland, Ore. Rose Garden
Sept. 23 Seattle, Wash. KeyArena
Sept. 27 West Valley City, Utah Maverik Center
Sept. 29 Colorado Springs, Colo. World Arena
Sept. 30 Denver, Colo. 1stBank Center (Broomfield)
Oct. 4 Oklahoma City, Okla. Chesapeake Energy Arena
Oct. 5 San Antonio, Texas AT&T Center
Oct. 6 Dallas, Texas American Airlines Center
Oct. 7 Lubbock, Texas United Spirit Arena
Oct. 11 Minneapolis, Minn. Target Center
Oct. 12 Des Moines, Iowa Wells Fargo Arena
Oct. 13 Omaha, Neb. CenturyLink Center
Oct. 14 Chicago, Ill. United Center
Oct. 18 Kansas City, Mo. Sprint Center
Oct. 19 St. Louis, Mo. Chaifetz Arena at St. Louis University
Oct. 20 Memphis, Tenn. FedExForum
Oct. 21 Lafayette, La. Cajundome
Oct. 25 Louisville, Ky. KFC Yum! Center
Oct. 26 Charlotte, N.C. Time Warner Cable Arena
Oct. 27 Atlanta, Ga. Gwinnett Arena
Oct. 28 Tampa, Fla. Tampa Bay Times Forum
Nov. 1 Cincinnati, Ohio U.S. Bank Arena
Nov. 2 Indianapolis, Ind. Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Nov. 3 Detroit, Mich. The Palace of Auburn Hills
Nov. 4 Columbus, Ohio Schottenstein Center
Nov. 8 TBA
Nov. 9 Philadelphia, Pa. Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 10 Newark, N.J. Prudential Center
Nov. 11 Boston, Mass. TD Garden
Nov. 15 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
Nov. 16 Pittsburgh, Pa. Consol Energy Center
Nov. 17 Hartford, Conn. XL Center
Nov. 18 Brooklyn, N.Y. Barclays Center

Tickets to the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions will be available through participating gymnastics clubs until the official public on-sale this summer. Tickets are currently offered in selected markets, with additional cities becoming accessible on a daily basis. Click here for links to ticket sales in select cities.

The Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions is produced by USA Gymnastics in partnership with AEG Facilities, Kellogg Company is the exclusive title sponsor and Hilton HHonors and Procter & Gamble are official supporting partners.

Background information

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  • AEG Facilities. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, is the leading sports, entertainment and venue operator in the world. AEG Facilities, a stand-alone affiliate of AEG, owns, operates or consults with 100 of the industry's preeminent venues worldwide, across five continents, and works in concert with affiliated AEG entities, including live event producer, AEG Live, AEG Global Partnerships and AEG Development to support the success of AEG venues across the globe. AEG owns, operates or provides services to venues including STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), The Home Depot Center (Carson, Calif.), Nokia Theatre L.A. Live (Los Angeles, Calif.), Citizens Business Bank Arena (Ontario, Calif.), Valley View Casino Center (San Diego, Calif.),, Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.), XL Center and Rentschler Field (Hartford, Conn.), The Rose Garden (Portland, Ore.), KeyArena (Seattle, Wash.), KFC YUM! Center (Louisville, Ky.), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), AT&T Center (San Antonio, Texas), Time Warner Cable Arena (Charlotte, N.C.), Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Target Center (Minneapolis, Minn.), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), The O2 Arena (London, England), O2 World (Berlin, Germany), O2 World Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany), Ahoy Arena (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Pernambuco Stadium (Recife, Brazil), Acer Arena (Sydney, Australia), Globe Arenas (Stockholm, Sweden), Turk Telekom Arena (Istanbul, Turkey) and the Qatar National Convention Centre (Doha, Qatar). For more information, please visit www.aegworldwide.com.