The Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular Returns to Philadelphia

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Featuring Free Admission All Weekend and the Chance to Meet Over 45 Athletes in Person

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Fanatics Authentic Shows are always a pleasure because we get to create a unique experience for dedicated sports fans but hosting the show in Philadelphia is even more special due to the city’s die-hard fans and unforgettable sports history.

Fanatics Authentic is scheduled to return to Philadelphia for its second sports memorabilia show in the city on Friday, October 30th. The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks will play host to more than 45 world famous athletes throughout the three days of exciting events. At the Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular in Philadelphia, some of the most premier names in sports and devoted sports fans will come together for a weekend of Halloween fun that’s completely free of charge.

From Friday October 30th through Sunday November 1st, Fanatics Authentic will bring Philadelphia-area sports fans a weekend filled with events, including autograph sessions with stars from across all major professional sports. The Fanatics Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center will feature signings with some of the greatest athletes to ever represent the city, such as Mike Schmidt, Bernie Parent, and Julius Erving. Honoring the city’s rich sports history, the show will also host 14 former Philadelphia Flyers for the 1973-1974 and 1974-1975 Stanley Cup Champion Reunion, as well as a celebration of the 1982-1983 NBA Champion Philadelphia 76ers with appearances by Billy Cunningham and six other players from the team. In addition to the large number of Philadelphia sports icons, the Sports Spectacular boasts a lineup of renowned athletes from current stars to legends of the game. Local NFL stars Connor Barwin and Jordan Matthews, World Cup Champions Carli Lloyd and Christen Press, Baseball Hall of Famers Brooks Robinson, Cal Ripken Jr., Steve Carlton, and Pete Rose, and Hall of Fame Goalies Gerry Cheevers and Grant Fuhr will also be in attendance. With autograph signings and photo opportunities throughout the weekend, fans of all loyalties will be able to get up close to their favorite sports idols.

“The Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular is always a pleasure because we get to create a unique experience for dedicated sports fans,” said Ross Tannenbaum, President of Fanatics Authentic, “but hosting the show in Philadelphia is even more special due to the city’s die-hard fans and unforgettable sports history.”

The Philadelphia Fanatics Authentic Show caters to every sports fan and collector looking to attend by offering various ticket options. General admission is free every day of the show, which makes for Halloween fun for kids. Children are encouraged to come to the event in costume and will receive various gifts. Meanwhile, serious collectors and the most dedicated fans can purchase a $99 all-inclusive VIP package. In addition to complimentary general admission, the VIP experience includes 30 minutes early entry each day before the show opens to the public, an express line bracelet to minimize wait time for signings, one autograph ticket for a VIP guest Larry Goodenough, one random athlete autograph ticket, one random autographed 8x10 photo, and raffle tickets for the chance to win prizes. Tickets for autographs, inscriptions, and photo-ops are available for the athletes scheduled to attend. Prices vary.

For more information in regards to the Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular in Philadelphia, visit http://www.FanaticsAuthenticShows.com. Autograph tickets, authentication vouchers, and VIP packages can also be purchase on the website or at the show, which will be located at 100 Station Avenue, Oaks Pennsylvania 19456.

About Fanatics Authentic:

Fanatics Authentic, the premier online destination for authentic autographed collectibles, is the memorabilia division of Fanatics, Inc. As the nation's largest online retailer of officially licensed sports products, Fanatics provides sports fans with the ultimate shopping experience via its brands, including Fanatics, Fanatics Authentic, and FansEdge. The company powers the online shops for all major professional sports leagues, like MLB Shop and NFL Shop, as well as media brands (FOX Sports, Yahoo! Sports, CBS Sports, NBC Sports), and over 200 collegiate and professional team properties. Fanatics also possesses official league licenses from the MLB, NFL, NBA, MLBPA, NFLPA, NCAA Football, NASCAR, CLC, PGA, NLL, and AFL.

With the support of Fanatics' unparalleled reputation as a Top 50 Internet Retailer Company, Fanatics Authentic offers sports fans a trustworthy and reliable source for authentic memorabilia. By developing exclusive athlete relationships with many of the top athletes in sports, including David Ortiz, Colin Kaepernick, Peyton Manning, and Kris Bryant, Fanatics Authentic boasts a product offering unlike any other manufacturer. Due to a large distribution network, Fanatics Authentic provides fast shipping to sports fans nationwide, and is on the ground, leading the way for product procurement to deliver 100% authentic items in hot markets and more.

Fanatics Authentic is proud to partake in exclusive game-used relationships with professional teams, providing fans and collectors access to same-day, game-used merchandise. These rare products are acquired by an expert member of the staff and authenticated onsite. In addition, the Company has an in-venue division that retails merchandise throughout stadiums nationwide. The Fanatics Authentic headquarters is located in Sunrise, Florida. Its 175,000 square foot facility is home to a premier custom framing, manufacturing, and engraving operation that is focused on delivering the highest quality products in memorabilia. For more information, visit: http://www.FanaticsAuthentic.com

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