Details on the admission packages for the 34th National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago, July 31-August 4, at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont have been announced by show organizers.
General admission tickets are $20 online in advance and $25 at the box office. Each GA ticket is good for one day’s admission. Kids 12 and under are free.
There are various different VIP Package options ranging from $129 to $179. All include admission to all five days of the show, a special VIP Reception on Wednesday afternoon, a gift package including promotional items not available elsewhere, free autograph tickets for exclusive VIP signers, use of a VIP Lounge for the week and more.
A SuperVIP option this year provides free week long parking at the Rosemont Public Garage directly across from the Convention Center. For attendees looking for autograph line privileges and other autograph related perks, there are several All Access packages as well including photo opportunities with the autograph guests and authentication on-site via Tri-Star Productions that are part of the NSCC's 'All Access' program. Those passes are limited to 350 each.
Details on all the admission options can be found here.
The 34th National will open to attendees on Wednesday, July 31. The show opens to the public at 4PM but all VIP attendees get started earlier with a VIP Reception beginning at 2:30. Refreshments and free autograph guests highlight the Reception. Then, beginning at 3:30 PM, VIP Badge Holders may enter the show floor. All VIP Packages provide one-half hour early admission to the show floor each day of the show. Wednesday Show Hours are 4-8PM; Thursday- Saturday, the National will be open from 10AM-6PM. Sunday Hours are 10AM-5PM.