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Cobi Jones, Claudio Suarez Star in Debut of Panini 2014 FIFA World Cup Mobile Tour

April 8, 2014

Panini America 2014 FIFA World Cup Mobile Tour 23

During a sun-soaked weekend at L.A. Live in the shadows of the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Panini America, with a few titanic assists from soccer legends Cobi Jones and Claudio Suarez, launched its three-month mobile tour in support of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Sticker Collection. On a weekend full of fun and firsts, Panini America officials engaged thousands of World Cup fans with interactive games, face time with the aforementioned World Cup legends and a grand unveiling of the company’s instant-classic World Cup van.

Everyone who stopped by the sprawling — and unmistakably “Panini” — L.A. Live setup received a free 2014 FIFA World Cup Sticker Album and a free customized sticker sheet. Fans who were crafty or lucky enough to score a goal on the huge Panini inflatable also walked away with a sweet Panini World Cup T-shirt.

The weekend made for a smashing start to a tour that will also make stops in San Diego, Houston, Dallas, Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, Atlanta, New York City, Charlotte, N.C., and Washington, D.C. between now and early July. In the gallery that follows, you’ll get a feel for what to expect when the tour visits near you. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance and the Panini America Twitter account for updates on the 2014 Panini World Cup Mobile Tour, including a must-see video montage of an action-packed first week.

Before the gallery, though, here’s a preliminary list of tour stops:

April 4-24 — Los Angeles
April 26-28 — San Diego
May 3-6 — Houston
May 9-12 — Dallas
May 16-21 — Miami
May 23-26 — Orlando
June 5-9 — Jacksonville
June 13-17 — Atlanta
June 20-22 — Charlotte
June 24-25 — New York City
June 27-30 — Washington, D.C.
July 3-6 — New York City

29 Comments leave one →
  1. Dan permalink
    April 8, 2014 12:16 pm

    Too bad you are not coming to the Pacific Northwest. Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver are soccer crazy!

  2. Trevor G permalink
    April 8, 2014 2:08 pm

    Wow looks amazing!

  3. ugameck permalink
    April 8, 2014 7:02 pm

    Man, that is cool. Reminds me of Falconfest in Atlanta. I like to take my girls to the “pregame” activities and they have a great time running through obstacles, doing skills, etc…. Awesome, Panini.

  4. Sport Card Collectors permalink
    April 9, 2014 11:08 am

    Very cool and looks like a ton of fun!

  5. Javier permalink
    April 10, 2014 11:59 pm

    Let us know where you set up shop in San Diego, we’ll be there.

    • April 11, 2014 6:57 am

      Will do.

      • javier permalink
        April 25, 2014 11:57 am

        Hi Tracy, the San Diego stop is tomorrow. Let us know where it’s going to be. Thanks.

      • April 25, 2014 1:23 pm

        The tour will be at the Dia Del Nino event in Vista tomorrow from, and at the Beach Soccer Jam all weekend.

  6. Hector Cabrera permalink
    April 19, 2014 3:01 am

    Yeah I would also like to know where in San Diego you guys will be set up on 04/27/14

  7. Scott permalink
    April 25, 2014 9:32 pm

    Where in Houston will you be?

  8. jose permalink
    April 28, 2014 2:16 am

    where in san diego for 04/28/2014?

  9. Scott permalink
    May 1, 2014 2:20 pm

    Says the Houston tour will be here this work, do you know where/when?

    • May 1, 2014 2:49 pm

      May 3 at the LaMichoacana store on Airline Drive.
      May 4 at the 9th Annual Cinco de Mayo event at Traders Village.

  10. Scott permalink
    May 1, 2014 4:15 pm

    Thank you Tracy. Looking forward to bringing my son out there. Do you know the times you will be at the locations?

    • May 1, 2014 4:29 pm

      Tentatively . . .
      May 3 at the LaMichoacana store on Airline Drive (3 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
      May 4 at the 9th Annual Cinco de Mayo event at Traders Village (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

      Have fun out there.

  11. Adan permalink
    May 5, 2014 9:20 pm

    Where will the tour be in Dallas?

    • Adan permalink
      May 5, 2014 9:24 pm

      Is there any other exchanges in the Dallas area?

    • May 5, 2014 11:05 pm

      May 9: Five Below in Frisco
      May 10: Kick It Tournament at the Five Star complex in The Colony
      May 11: Lone Star Park and Traders Village

      • Paola permalink
        May 10, 2014 12:36 am

        What time is it on the 10th?

  12. John permalink
    May 26, 2014 8:22 am

    Hi Tracy, where and at what times will the tour be in Atlanta?

  13. Carolina De La Mora permalink
    June 18, 2014 8:12 pm

    Where are you going to be in Charlotte?

  14. Alvaro permalink
    June 20, 2014 8:44 am

    Does anyone know the details of the event for Charlotte, NC on 6/20 – 6/22?

    • June 20, 2014 1:34 pm

      In Charlotte, we are going to be at a Kick It Soccer Tournament this Saturday at Crestdale Middle School (940 Sam Newell Rd, Matthews, North Carolina 28105). The event will run from 9am-2pm and we will be handing out free World Cup albums.
      We don’t have any retailer events scheduled for Charlotte so if you would like to participate in our mobile tour, this is the event to attend.

  15. Laura Joanne permalink
    June 20, 2014 3:33 pm

    Where can I buy Panini World Cop 2014 stickers in Houston TX?

  16. Sil permalink
    June 24, 2014 10:03 am

    Where is this in NY? Thanks

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