EA Sports and FIFA 10 coming to a city near you

by: Chad -
To celebrate the release of FIFA Soccer 10, EA Sports decided to take a road trip.  Two vehicles with 13 TVs & PS3 systems will be traveling the country for the next 5 weeks to showcase the game.  They'll actually be hitting the hometown of GamingNexus in Columbus, Ohio next month.  The full schedule:

EAST COAST             
10/17 - 10/18 Chicago, IL     
10/24 - 10/25 Boston, MA      
10/31 - 11/01 New York City, NY 
11/07 - 11/08 Baltimore, MD/Roanoke, VA 
11/14 - 11/15 Raleigh, NC
11/21 Atlanta, GA 
11/22 Columbus, OH 

WEST COAST
10/17 - 10/18 Chicago, IL
10/24 - 10/25 Denver, CO
10/31 - 11/1 Seattle, WA
11/7 - 11/8   San Francisco, CA
11/14 - 11/15 Los Angeles, CA
11/21 San Diego, CA
11/22 Las Vegas, NV

If you make it to one of the locations, you'll get some hands on time with FIFA Soccer 10 and a chance to win prizes that include a PSPgo.  I'm already following them on Twitter to see where exactly in Columbus I can find them to see what's what.
EA SPORTS LAUNCHES MOBILE MARKETING TOUR FOR FIFA SOCCER 10
FIFA Soccer 10 Launches with 15 City, Five-Week Tour Featuring Custom-wrapped Vehicles Equipped with the New 120GB PlayStation®3 Computer Entertainment System

CHICAGO, IL (Oct. 20, 2009) - Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced the launch of the EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 10 Tour, a nationwide, 15 city, five-week long program that showcases EA’s acclaimed FIFA Soccer 10 videogame and the new slimmer and lighter 120GB Playstation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system. Throughout the five weeks, two vehicles outfitted with 13 TVs along with PS3™systems, plus a full-time crew, will travel the East Coast while another team will visit West Coast cities. At each Tour stop, fans will have the opportunity to play FIFA Soccer 10, as well as receive free prizes courtesy of EA SPORTS and PlayStation®, including the chance to win a PSP® (PlayStation®Portable)go system.

EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 10 Tour Schedule:

EAST COAST             
10/17 - 10/18 Chicago, IL     
10/24 - 10/25 Boston, MA      
10/31 - 11/01 New York City, NY 
11/07 - 11/08 Baltimore, MD/Roanoke, VA 
11/14 - 11/15 Raleigh, NC
11/21 Atlanta, GA 
11/22 Columbus, OH 

WEST COAST
10/17 - 10/18 Chicago, IL
10/24 - 10/25 Denver, CO
10/31 - 11/1 Seattle, WA
11/7 - 11/8   San Francisco, CA
11/14 - 11/15 Los Angeles, CA
11/21 San Diego, CA
11/22 Las Vegas, NV

FIFA Soccer 10 will be available in retail stores throughout the United States beginning Tuesday, Oct. 20. FIFA Soccer 10 features the first-ever true 360° dribbling system that gives players finer control of the ball and the all-new Virtual Pro that enables you to live out the fantasy of playing as a professional player by putting yourself in-game using Photo Game Face. Earlier this month FIFA Soccer 10 launched in Europe selling 1.7 million copies during the first seven days, becoming the largest sports videogame launch in history.

The EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 10 Tour will be supported by an integrated marketing campaign, including live Twitter feeds, Facebook fan page updates, PlayStation.com and more, that will drive game and tour awareness, in addition to driving attendance at Tour stops.

For more information about the EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 10 Tour, including specific Tour stop details, visit the Tour’s Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/EAFIFA10Tour or via the Tour’s Twitter Feed at http://twitter.com/EAFIFA10Tour. Visit the official EA Sports FIFA Soccer 10 game page at http://www.FIFA.EASports.com.

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