The National Sports Collectors Convention will return to Atlantic City in 2020.
On the heels of this year’s annual event, show organizers have unveiled dates for the next three shows in the rotation with the New Jersey resort getting a second crack at hosting the event following last year’s show at the city’s convention center.
“We are extremely excited the 41st National Sports Collectors Convention is returning to Atlantic City in 2020,” said John Broggi, NSCC Show Manager. “The collector base in the area is one of the strongest in the nation and Atlantic City really stepped up to support and promote our return to AC in 2016. We are looking forward to a great 41st National.”
Cleveland, which hosted the 2014 show, has been on the 2018 schedule for awhile. Next year’s event will be held once again at the IX Center, famously known for the ferris wheel in the middle of the convention hall, from August 1-5. It’ll be the show’s seventh appearance in the city. The 2014 show there was well attended.
In 2019, the event moves back to Chicago for the twelfth time, once again at the Stephens Convention Center, from July 31-August 4.
The 2020 date was filled with the announcement of a return to Atlantic City, where the show was held in 1988, 2003 and 2016. Word of the show’s return three years hence was worthy of a story in the Press of Atlantic City on Tuesday.
The National hasn’t been held west of the Mississippi since 2006 and in only four other cities since that show in Anaheim. Organizers cite difficulties meshing the show’s requirements with the demands of convention centers in other areas.