By Julie Mathis

(Pictured above: Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders pose with one of the Batmobiles at Dallas Cowboys Stadium.)

Yes sports fans, that’s the Bat-Pod in your parking lot.

For the first time in Batman franchise history, fans can see six Batmobiles and the Bat-Pod as they embark on a tour of sporting events across America. Thousands turned out for the first stop at Cowboys Stadium where the home team played the New York Giants.

The tour celebrates the December 4 release of The Dark Knight Rises, the final film in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray Combo Pack includes “The Batmobile,” an hour-long documentary examining every aspect of the most awe-inspiring weapon in Batman’s arsenal.

The next stop on the tour will be the LSU vs. Alabama game at LSU Stadium in Baton Rouge on November 3, and the New Orleans Saints vs. the New York Giants at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on November 5.

Vehicles on display include the following:

  • -- Batman television series and Batman, The Movie (1966) - driven by Adam West
  • -- Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992) – driven by Michael Keaton
  • -- Batman Forever (1995) – driven by Val Kilmer
  • -- Batman & Robin (1997) – driven by George Clooney
  • -- Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) – Black Tumbler, Camouflage Tumbler, Bat-Pod – driven by Christian Bale

You can follow the tour’s progress on Facebook and Twitter (@BatmobileTour). Be sure to tweet your photos from the tour with #BatmobileTour.