Where can I get directions to the the Donald E Stephens Center? The Convention Center is located in Rosemont, IL near O'Hare International Airport and is very easy to find. You can plug the physical address 5555 N River Rd, Rosemont IL 60018 into your GPS or Use the following link for easy to follow directions. Directions to DES Center

When will I be able to buy tickets for the National? You can purchase and print your own tickets online beginning in March for both VIP week-long passes with an exclusive gift and autograph package as well as single day General Admission Tickets.

  How do I buy autograph tickets for National signers?  Autograph Tickets for the National are sold by Tristar Productions through their web site beginning in late May. Visit Tristar at

What are the hours for the National? The times listed below are tentative. Check the National Web Site regularly for up-to-date information.

If I buy a VIP ticket, can my child 12 years and younger attend with me?  Yes, Children 12 and under are admitted free and may accompany a paid VIP to all National events. They won't, however, receive any of the VIP gifts or autographs.

Can I use a Single-Day General Admission Ticket to get into the Sneak Peek on Wednesday? Yes, a General Admission Ticket will admit you to any one day of the National. A General Admission Ticket may be used for the Sneak Peek on Wednesday evening OR for any single day of the National Thursday-Sunday.

Can I rent a wheelchair or a motorized scooter when I visit the National?  A limited number of wheelchairs and motorized scooters are available from the Convention Center. You MUST make arrangements IN ADVANCE. Contact Rosemont Expo Services at 847 696 2208 to order in advance of the show

Where can I park near the Convention Center? - There is ample onsite parking at the Convention Center. Daily Parking Fee is $13

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Corporate Registration & Setup
Dealer Registration and Advance Dealer Set-up

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dealer Setup
VIP Reception
36th National Sneak Peek 4-8PM*
Open to Public/Free with VIP Package
Thursday, July 30, 2014

36th National open to Public 10AM-6 PM*

Friday, July 31, 2015

Show open to Public 10AM-6PM*

Saturday, August 1, 2015 Show open to Public 10AM-6PM*
Sunday, August 2, 2015 Show open to Public 10AM-5PM*
*-VIP Ticket-holders will be admitted one-half hour earlier than General
Admission Attendees Wednesday-Sunday

What is the schedule for future Nationals?

2015 - Donald E Stephens Convention Center Rosemont IL

2016 - Atlantic City Convention Center - Atlantic City NJ

2017 - Donald E Stephens Convention Center - Rosemont IL

2018 - International Exposition (I-X) Center - Cleveland, OH

2019 - Donald E Stephens Convention Center Rosemont IL

Where can I find a list of Dealer/Exhibitors at this year's National? To see a list of Dealer/Exhibitors for the 35th National Sports Collectors Convention click here
What hotels can I use at the National? To see a complete list of hotels in the National Convention room block, visit the Travel & Hotel page on the National's web site.