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Fanatics Authentic Shows Kicks off 2015 in Chicago

Fanatics Authentic Shows Kicks off 2015 in Chicago

FAShows_ChicagoMarch2015The Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular returns on the weekend of March 20th to host three days of events in Chicago for its first sports memorabilia show of the year. Throughout the weekend, the Fanatics Authentic show will provide sports fans the incredible opportunity to meet over 70 famous athletes and witness autograph signings with many of the top names in sports. Sports fans of all loyalties won’t want to miss a minute of the action for one of the biggest events of the year at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois from March 20th until March 22nd.

The Chicago show in mid-March will be a weekend filled with excitement for sports fans and collectors courtesy of a schedule of events that features tons of autograph sessions, over 350 vendors, and more. Starring a wide variety of athletes, the athlete lineup is sure to delight sports fans of all ages and headlines Colin Kaepernick, Joakim Noah, Peyton Manning, and Hulk Hogan. All three days will include events starring a range of world-famous athletes, from Heisman Trophy Winners Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota to 2015 Hall of Fame inductees Jerome Bettis, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Charles Haley, and Tim Brown. On the show’s opening night, the Sports Spectacular will celebrate a “Salute to Notre Dame” on Friday with appearances by Joe Montana and more than 30 Fighting Irish from all generations of school history, including Tyler Eifert and Joe Theismann. Attendees can also save on autographs from Baseball Hall of Famers, Carlton Fisk and Jim Rice, with roll-back pricing on Saturday.

Anyone looking to attend the Fanatics Authentic Show in Chicago can make the experience their own with various ticket options. All weekend long, regular admission is just $10 for adults, $5 for ages 10 and under, and free for children three and under. Avid sports fans and collectors can purchase an all-inclusive VIP package for $99 that includes three-day access with early entry each day, an express line pass to skip the line for signings, tickets for Jim Otto and Kris Haines autographs, one random autograph ticket from the list of SuperStar athletes, and raffle tickets. Every athlete on the show’s lineup will sign autographs during the weekend and many will also pose for unique photo opportunities. Tickets for autographs, inscriptions, and photo ops can be purchased at different price points for athletes to create personalized sports collectibles. Authentication tickets are also available for $10 to certify an item that is signed at the show with a Fanatics Authentic tamper evident hologram.

To view the entire athlete lineup and to pre-order tickets for the Chicago show, visit

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