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2K Sports announces MLB 2K8 videogame tour

Major League Baseball’s Spring Training has begun and all the pros have hit the field to show fans what they can look forward to when the season begins. 2K Sports has followed the footsteps of its professional counterparts and announced today the kickoff of the third annual Major League Baseball 2K8 Video Game Tour set to visit ballparks and college campuses near you.

The MLB 2K8 Video Game Tour is a mobile interactive entertainment experience created to highlight the merger of video games, music and sports. The tour will feature both East and West coast legs that will be running simultaneously with more than 20 markets and 40 events across the country. 2K Sports has loaded up six mobile entertainment brigades with video game stations featuring the hottest 2K Sports games. Gamers will have the opportunity to participate in the open play stations or compete in the MLB 2K8 Home Run Derby with a shot at winning exlcusive prizes from 2K Sports and Major League Baseball.

On the musical front, the East coast will feature Boston-based celebrity DJ Eskillz, while the West coast tour will be the mobile home to Sirius Satellite Radio DJ and emcee, Statik Selektah. Both DJs will treat fans to a variety of hot tracks and remixes from all of the best 2K Sports in-game soundtracks. Complimentary music cards and game demo discs will be given away at all tour stops and every participant will receive a 5 USD off coupon for Major League Baseball 2K8 redeemable at any Best Buy.

The full tour schedule begins March 4th so look for the tour making a stop near you:

West Coast Tour

March 4 Arizona State University Tempe, AZ
March 6 Tempe Diablo Stadium Tempe, AZ
March 7 Scottsdale Resort Scottsdale, AZ
March 8 Best Buy Gaming Tournament San Marcos, CA
March 9 Best Buy Gaming Tournament Canoga Park, CA
March 11 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
March 13 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
March 15 Best Buy Gaming Tournament Mesa, AZ
March 16 Phoenix Municipal Stadium Phoenix, AZ
March 17 Tucson Electric Park Tucson, AZ
March 18 Tempe Diablo Stadium Tempe, AZ
March 19 University of Texas El Paso El Paso, TX
March 22 Best Buy Gaming Tournament Dallas, TX
March 23 Best Buy Gaming Tournament Houston, TX
March 25 Sam Houston University Huntsville, TX
March 26 University of Texas Dallas Richardson, TX
March 27 Southwestern State University Weatherford, OK
April 1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM

East Coast Tour

March 1 ESPN the weekend Orlando, FL
March 2 ESPN the weekend Orlando, FL
March 4 City of Palms park Ft. Myers, FL
March 5 City of Palms park Ft. Myers, FL
March 6 University of Tampa Tampa, FL
March 7 Roger Dean Stadium Jupiter, FL
March 8 Best Buy Gaming Tournament Miami, FL
March 9 Tradition Field Port St. Lucie
March 10 Tradition Field Port St. Lucie
March 11 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
March 13 University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
March 15 University of N. Carolina Charlotte, NC
March 18 Charleston Southern University Charleston, NC
March 22 Best Buy Gaming Tournament Duluth, GA
March 25 Virginia University Petersburg, VA
March 27 University of Maryland College Park, MD
March 29 Best Buy Gaming Tournament Vienna, VA
March 30 Best Buy Gaming Tournament Deptford, NJ
April 1 New York University New York, NY
April 2 Best Buy Gaming Tournament Secaucus, NJ
April 3 Northeastern/YMCA Tourney Boston, MA
April 5 George Washington University Washington, DC