March 2023 Show Preview Lineup
While we prepare for our next big event, please use this time to add your email to our Constant Contact email list. Just *SUBSCRIBE BELOW in the red section.
Also, please use this time to fully read the home page. Many of you write the show with questions that are already listed on the home page or under one of the tabs at the top of the website. Utilize this time to fully read sections like RULES OF THE GAME, HOW TO ORDER PRE-SALE TICKETS or the GOT QUESTIONS? sections of the home page. It will be very beneficial for you going into the next big show. In addition, keep an eye out on the website often. Things do change, so bookmark this website so you can check it easily and often.
PRE-SALE BEGINS FEB. 2nd 2023 10am EST. and ends MARCH 13th 2023 7pm EST.
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Chicago Sports Spectacular
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GENERAL ADMISSION (ONE DAY PASS)
Children 10 and below $10.00
Children 5 and below are FREE!
Sneak Peek $25 (FRIDAY ONLY all day pass starting 2 1/2 hrs. earlier than general admission) 1pm-830pm
3-Day Pass $40.00 BEST VALUE!!
*Includes Sneak Peek ($25 value)
VIP ADMISSION $149 -* Includes Sneak Peek (See VIP tab for complete details as to what is includes in that package at top of browser)
ADMISSION TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ALONG WITH AUTOGRAPH TICKETS IN THE SAME ORDER. (FOUND UNDER BUY AUTOGRAPH TICKETS TAB) PLEASE READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY BEFORE ORDERING ONLINE.
ALL TIX CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE SHOW. CASH AT THE DOOR FOR ADMISSION ONLY. (credit cards can be used at autograph ticket booth)
**ALL ADMISSION TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE**
Donald E Stephens Convention Center
5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018
(Please call Convention Center for parking inquiries)
General Admission: 3:30pm - 8:30pm
VIP: 3:00pm - 8:30pm
(VIP/Sneak Peek/Weekend Pass) 1:00 pm
early entrance Friday only
General Admission: 9:30am - 5:00pm
VIP: 9:00am - 5:00pm
General Admission: 10:00am-4:00pm
VIP: 9:30am - 4:00pm
If you are taking advantage of our online pre-sale it will begin 02/02/23. and will end 03/13/23. After that date, all tickets, admissions, PHOTO OP, JSA, ETC, can be purchased AT THE SHOW. The BUY AUTOGRAPH TICKET TAB is the live Store where ALL tickets can be .
If you are sending your items to our Mail Order company Atommic Sports, he MUST have your items no later than
(03/08/23) Send early so you don't miss the deadline.
There will be a Grading and Authentication company attending our show. However, they are independent contractors so you would need to contact them directly to see what their services will be during show hours. You can contact them through their website or call them directly.
CSG, JSA, BECKETT & PSA
If you are purchasing a PHOTO OP ticket, please know you are paying for a DIGITAL image we store on our website for you to download to your cell, PC or laptop. If you would like a HARD COPY PHOTO as well, then you would need to purchase a Photo Op "Print Off" Ticket to be turned in AT THE TIME of your regular photo op ticket. Anything turned in later, would not be guaranteed an immediate print off, but rather by the end of the show day. All digital photos will be posted to the Photo Op Gallery tab of the website End of Day Monday following the show.
We've added a couple new types of admission tickets for you to choose from. On Friday only, we offer a Sneak Peek pass ($25) which allows you to enter the show at 1pm and stay until closing 8:30pm During the sneak peek hours from 1-3:30, you will have time to visit our vendors and make deals without any guest signers during that time.
The Weekend Pass ($40) is a 3 day admission ticket but we have included the Sneak Peek in that price. The Weekend Pass is an excellent deal even if you don't come at 1pm, because a single day pass is $15 per day. We also offer a VIP Admission Package. Please go to the VIP TAB on the website to see all that you get for your $149. (per person)
Please plan to arrive early to the show, especially if you have not collected your tickets yet. Once you have your admission and autograph tickets, you will be responsible for them from that point on and will not need to stand in pick up lines again. The Donald E Stephens Center has a parking garage across the street. Call them directly for info. It will take a bit to get your admission and auto tickets so give yourself enough time. We have sped up the process but you still don't want to arrive too late. Once you've entered the room, there are NO REFUNDS for ADMISSION TICKETS.
It is so important to READ THE HOME PAGE from top to bottom. 99% of questions we are asked are found on the home page. If you don't understand the terminology used under the guest lists, please locate the section of the home page called RULES OF THE GAME. We also have a section where you can sign up to be on our distribution list and get all of our important Constant Contact emails. When the show begins, any changes, flight delays, and cancellations will be posted at the TOP of the home page. You need to check it OFTEN. Refresh your screen and continue to look even when you are at the show. We will post any changes that occur.
ANY QUESTIONS at the show, just come to the ticket booth and any of us in the red shirts will be happy to help you!
The Chicago Sports Spectacular is a 350+ vendor table show selling sports and non-sports memorabilia & collectibles. We feature sports athletes, Hollywood stars and other interesting TV personalities who sign autographs and participate in photo opportunities (photo ops). Don't miss our shows every Nov. and March, and occasionally a smaller summer show. Subscribe to our constant contact email on our website towards the bottom of the home page in the red box & avoid missing important updates.
Ordering pre-sale tickets is quick and simple. First, you want to REFRESH the screen so that any new guests or corrections that have been added have been updated. Then, click on the Buy Autograph Tickets tab to bring you into the LIVE STORE. Once inside all items are listed in ABC order. To make it quicker for you to find your guest, Click the drop down box on left to display the various categories. Choose your category (Fri, Sat, Sun, VIP, Admission, Sneak Peek, Weekend Pass, Authentication JSA, Etc.) Once you choose a ticket, click on it and a drop down box will fall so you can choose the amount of tix you wish to purchase. OR you can use the SEARCH feature at the top of the store (the magnifying glass) to type the tickets you want. ADD to the cart. Continue to shop until ALL YOUR CHOICES are in ONE cart. You will have a chance to preview your cart BEFORE you check out. Please take the time to carefully do so. Then, follow the check out process. You can either use credit card or pay pal at check out. If you have any questions along the way, don't hesitate to call the facility 954-227-1565. Once you check out and pay, we are UNABLE to alter the order so please take your time. If a change has to be made, we will have to cancel and refund your order, and you will have to start again.
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This admission ticket allows you to enter the show 2 1/2 hours earlier (1pm) through closing. No signers will be there during this time. You should pick up your Pre-Sale tickets before the long lines begin. This is a time to SHOP WITH OUR VENDORS! VIP's welcome too. You must have a ticket to enter.
The show offers photo ops for our guests. In addition to the digital image for your photo op, you have the option to purchase a Professional 8x10 Glossy Photo with a "Print Off" ticket only $10 additional. A link will be provided at the photo booth OR click on Photo Op Gallery above to retrieve your image.
Flat Item: A flat item is a trading card, photograph, magazine, book, newspaper or poster. Note: Some guests have size restrictions on their "flat" item. Check individual guest pricing for details. **Baseballs and mini helmets tend to fall in the "flat" pricing category unless otherwise noted.
All Other Items: Any item that doesn't fall in the flat item category listed above. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: full size helmets, bobble heads, statues and figurines in packages, caps, batting helmets, shoes, misc. equipment, footballs, basketballs, bats, jerseys, gloves, and loose numbers.
Artwork: Artwork is not considered a "flat item" but is usually considered in the "All Other Items" category. Some guests have a separate price category for "Artwork," which would be listed separately under their pricing structure.
Inscriptions: Any written verbiage outside of a guest's basic autograph limited to a maximum of 3 words such as HOF '98, MVP 2015, WS Champs.
Inscription tickets must be accompanied by an autograph ticket. Guests will NOT add an inscription to a previously signed item.
Photo Op: A professional photo of you and your guest will be taken. You will be given a link to access your photo online. If you would like a hard glossy 8x10 copy of the photo, you can advance purchase it during pre-sale or purchase a "Print Off" ticket at the ticket booth for $10 additional. For a celebrity guest photo op, up to 2 people may be included in the one photograph. Generally, photo ops take place 15-20 minutes prior to the guest's sign time. Photo op lines are generally on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE basis. However, if a guest has sold over 25 tickets, we normally will call numbers based on your ticket. However, VIP's ALWAYS line up first, no matter how many tickets are sold.
(No cell phone photography allowed in photo op booth.)
PLEASE NOTE: If an athlete should cancel their appearance, you can come to the ticket booth for a full refund or exchange. You must have your UNUSED tickets in order for the refund or exchange to occur. Please allow 5-10 business days for refund to show on your bank statement.
PLEASE NOTE: The Chicago Sports Spectacular is NOT responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Please check your order at the booth before walking away. Lost or stolen tickets will not be replaced. Treat your tickets like money. Do not throw away your tickets/order form if you plan to exchange or return them.
***NO REFUNDS AFTER THE SHOW ENDS***
Donald E Stephens Convention Center
Donald E Stephens Convention Center
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Northwest 10th Street, Coral Springs, Florida 33071, United States
Rhonda Show Coordinator/Customer Service (954) 227-1565 VENDOR questions, contact Shannon Russo Vendor Coordinator. (847) 972-1670 MAIL ORDER SEND IN questions, contact Tom Orr from Atommic Sports. Mail Order Coordinator (217) 491-3172