The 2016 Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions, which begins on Sept. 15 in Spokane, Wash., will visit 36 cities, both large and small, across the nation before wrapping up Nov. 13 in Boston, Mass. The Tour will showcase gymnasts from the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, along with well-known names from the sport.
"This is going to be the best show we have ever produced," said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. "We will celebrate our athletes’ success in Rio, as well as what gymnastics means to kids and fans of all ages. This will be a special opportunity for fans across America to see the USA’s best-known and well-loved gymnasts."
“The stars of USA Gymnastics started every morning with a dream, hitting the gym and working to achieve their full potential. They have inspired and delighted fans with their hard work and dazzling performances,” said Jeremy Harper, senior director of marketing for Kellogg Morning Foods. “As an official sponsor, Kellogg’s is proud to help bring this incredible showcase to communities around the country. Maybe we’ll help inspire future gymnasts to start their own Olympic journey.”
At each Tour stop, local gymnasts are expected to join the cast of gymnastics champions. The complete routing for the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions is listed below. Both Los Angeles and Boston will have two performances. For more information, including start times, go to kelloggstour.com.
Sept. 15 Spokane, Wash./Spokane Arena (Thursday)
Sept. 16 Seattle, Wash./KeyArena (Friday)
Sept. 18 San Jose, Calif./SAP Center (Sunday)
Sept. 22 Glendale, Ariz./Gila River Arena (Thursday)
Sept. 24 Los Angeles/STAPLES Center (Saturday)*
Sept. 29 Dallas, Texas/American Airlines Center (Thursday)
Sept. 30 Houston/Toyota Center (Friday)
Oct. 1 San Antonio, Texas/AT&T Center (Saturday)
Oct. 2 Lubbock, Texas/United Supermarkets Arena (Sunday)
Oct. 5 Little Rock, Ark./Verizon Arena (Wednesday)
Oct. 6 St. Louis, Mo./Chaifetz Arena (Thursday)
Oct. 7 Kansas City, Mo./Sprint Center (Friday)
Oct. 8 Omaha, Neb./CenturyLink Center (Saturday)
Oct. 9 Minneapolis/Target Center (Sunday)
Oct. 13 Chicago/United Center (Thursday)
Oct. 14 Milwaukee, Wis./BMO Harris Bradley Center (Friday)
Oct. 15 Indianapolis/Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Saturday)
Oct. 16 Grand Rapids, Mich./Van Andel Arena (Sunday)
Oct. 19 Cleveland, Ohio/Wolstein Center (Wednesday)
Oct. 20 Auburn Hills, Mich./Palace of Auburn Hills (Thursday)
Oct. 21 Cincinnati, Ohio/U.S. Bank Arena (Friday)
Oct. 22 Columbus, Ohio/Nationwide Arena (Saturday)
Oct. 23 Pittsburgh, Pa./CONSOL Energy Center (Sunday)
Oct. 25 Hershey, Pa./Giant Center (Tuesday)
Oct. 27 Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Coliseum (Thursday)
Oct. 28 Charlotte, N.C./Time Warner Cable Arena (Friday)
Oct. 29 Duluth, Ga./Infinite Energy Arena (Saturday)
Oct. 30 Tampa, Fla./Amalie Arena (Sunday)
Nov. 3 Rochester, N.Y./Blue Cross Arena (Thursday)
Nov. 4 Philadelphia, Pa./Wells Fargo Center (Friday)
Nov. 5 Hartford, Conn./XL Center (Saturday)
Nov. 6 Brooklyn, N.Y./Barclays Center (Sunday)
Nov. 10 Washington, D.C./Verizon Center (Thursday)
Nov. 11 Newark, N.J./Prudential Center (Friday)
Nov. 12 Bridgeport, Conn./Webster Bank Arena (Saturday)
Nov. 13 Boston/TD Garden (Sunday)*
*Two shows scheduled
Tickets to the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions will be available through participating gymnastics clubs until the official public on-sale this summer. A limited number of VIP packages will be available at each Tour stop that include a pre-show Nastia Liukin Chalk Talk, led by 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin, along with selected members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team; seats in the first two rows; and a post-show autograph session. Platinum tickets, also available in each market, include the pre-show Nastia Liukin Chalk Talk with selected members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team.
Tickets are offered in selected markets, with additional cities becoming accessible on a daily basis. A discount ticket program for gymnastics clubs will be available in every market, with club incentives based on ticket sales. Gym clubs can visit kelloggstour.com or contact the local arena for additional details and to secure tickets. Click here for more information for each Tour stop.
Other supporting partners for this year’s Tour are GK Elite, Hershey’s, Hilton and Procter and Gamble. The Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions is produced by USA Gymnastics in partnership with AEG Facilities. The Kellogg Company is the exclusive title sponsor.
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AEG Facilities: AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Corporation, is the leading sports, entertainment and venue operator in the world. AEG Facilities, a stand-alone affiliate of AEG, owns, operates or consults with more than 100 of the industry’s preeminent venues worldwide, across five continents, providing complete venue management, as well as specialized programs in operations, guest services, ticketing, booking, sales and marketing. AEG Facilities also provides resources and access to other AEG-affiliated entities, including live event producer, AEG Live, AEG Global Partnerships, AEG Development, AEG 1Earth, AEG Encore and AEG Creative to support the success of AEG venues across the globe. The Los Angeles-based organization owns, operates or provides services to the world’s most elite venues, including KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, Ky.), STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), StubHub Center (Carson, Calif.), Microsoft Theater (Los Angeles, Calif.), Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Target Center (Minneapolis, Minn.), BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, Texas), Oracle Arena and O.co Coliseum (Oakland, Calif.), CONSOL Energy Center (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Valley View Casino Center (San Diego, Calif.), Rabobank Arena (Bakersfield, Calif.), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), The O2 (London, England), AccorHotels Arena (Paris, France), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Berlin, Germany), Barclaycard Arena (Hamburg, Germany), Perth Arena (Perth, Australia), Itaipava Arena Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil), Allianz Parque (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia), Ülker Sports Arena (Istanbul, Turkey), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden) and KeyArena at Seattle Center (Seattle, Wash.). For more information, please visit aegworldwide.com.
USA Gymnastics: Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men's and women's artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics, and group gymnastics. For more information, visit www.usagym.org.