For the first time in more than a year, The Philly Show is back in business–with no restrictions.
Promoters say they’ll be able to operate the June 11-13 event at the Valley Forge Casino Resort at full capacity and they’ve announced several autograph guests as well.
Greg Luzinski, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, Darius Slay Jr. and Bill Bergey will all be signing at the show with more former players expected to be added in the next few weeks.
An early admission ticket for Friday afternoon is being offered.
The last Philly Show was held in the late winter of 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the United States. The next three shows, including one planned for March of this year, weren’t possible because of limits on public gatherings.
Future shows are planned for September and December. Additional information is available on the show’s website.
CSA Shows’ upcoming event at the Dulles Expo Center will operate as well. There will be a 1,000 person limit at anyone time, though, so show organizers are recommending interested collectors buy their tickets ahead of time to ensure they can get in. The show is scheduled for May 21-23.
Virginia guidelines on capacity forced show organizers to postpone the show a couple of times this spring before the state increased its capacity limit from 250 to 1000.
No autograph guests are planned for this show. Dealer tables were still available as of this past weekend.
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