The Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular Returns to Chicago with an Incredible Athlete Lineup

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Featuring “A Salute to Notre Dame” and over 70 Athlete Appearances

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From March 20th through March 22nd, the Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular is kicking off its series of sports collectibles shows for 2015 with three days of events in Chicago. At the Fanatics Authentic show, sports fans will have the rare opportunity to meet more than 70 legendary athletes and attend autograph signings with the top names in sports. With an extremely diverse lineup that highlights incredible athletes from almost every major professional sport, sports fans of all loyalties have a reason to head to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois for one of the biggest events of the year.

The Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular in Chicago has a weekend of excitement planned for sports fans and collectors that includes a plethora of autograph sessions, over 350 vendor tables, and more. Courtesy of a lineup that features an assortment of world-renowned athletes, such as Peyton Manning, Joakim Noah, Colin Kaepernick, and Hulk Hogan, the Fanatics Authentic show is sure to please sports enthusiasts of all ages. Over the course of three days, Fanatics Authentic will bring sports fans face-to-face with a range of premier athletes, from Heisman Trophy Winners Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston to Hall of Fame inductees, including Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, and Charles Haley. On Friday for the opening night of the show, the Sports Spectacular will host a “Salute to Notre Dame” with appearances by Joe Montana and over 30 Former Fighting Irish athletes of all generations, including Joe Theismann and Tyler Eifert. The show is also featuring roll-back pricing on Saturday for autographs from two Baseball Hall of Famers, Carlton Fisk and Jim Rice.

All sports fans and collectors can make the experience of attending the Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular entirely their own with the variety of available ticket options. Throughout the weekend, sports fans can attend the show for just $10 regular admission, $5 for ages 10 and under, and free for children three and under. For the ultimate experience, die-hard fans and serious collectors can purchase an all-inclusive VIP package for $99. VIP admission includes a three-day access pass with 30 minute early entry each day, an express line bracelet to skip the line for all autograph signings, autograph tickets for Kris Haines and Jim Otto, one random autograph ticket from the SuperStar lineup, and raffle tickets. Every athlete on the lineup for the Fanatics Authentic Chicago show will be signing autographs throughout the weekend and many will be available for one-of-a kind photo opportunities. Tickets for autographs, inscriptions, and photo ops can be purchased at different price points depending on each athlete to create personalized sports collectibles. Fanatics Authentic Authentication tickets are also available for $10 to accompany any autograph ticket in order to certify any item signed by an athlete at the show is authentic with a tamper evident hologram sticker.

The Fanatics Authentic Chicago Show will be held from March 20th until March 22nd at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, which is located at 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, Illinois 60018. Sports fans and collectors that would like to attend can pre-order admission tickets, autograph tickets, authentication tickets, and VIP packages on or purchase them at the show.

About Fanatics Authentic:
Fanatics Authentic, the premier online destination for authentic autographed collectibles, is the new 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 Paul George, 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 new 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:

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