CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Aug. 15, 2013) - If you are a sports fan, you definitely don't want to miss the big event hitting our city this weekend. Canada's first ever sports convention, the YYC SportsCon, is taking place Friday through Sunday at BMO Centre in Exhibit Hall E. For those that remember the Battle of Alberta in the NHL in the 1980's and early 1990's, they will surely remember former Calgary Flames forward Theo Fleury, and one of the key cogs on the Oilers dynasty on the blueline, Paul Coffey. Both will be appearing at the show, doing different activities that involve fan interaction.
The show will be the first of its kind in Canada, with the focus solely on team sports, individual sports, fitness and health. There will be several high-profile athletes at the event, including former Major League Baseball player, David Justice, who was a prominent character in the Brad Pitt motion picture "Moneyball". Another big name that will be attending the convention is MLB All-Star Roberto Alomar, who is considered one of the greatest players in Toronto Blue Jays history. Former NBA All-Star and Slam Dunk champion, Cedric Ceballos, will also be there.
Calgary's own, Bret "The Hitman" Hart, a former WWE standout, is also confirmed for the show along with a few other prominent names that wrestling fans in the city will know. He will be one of many current and former athletes that will be at the event, signing autographs and doing photo ops with attendees. The most unique thing about this show is that for all athletes/celebrities that will be doing autographs and pictures, there will be no additional fees charged.
In addition to the athlete/celebrity component, a sports expo/tradeshow will also be taking place, with vendors/exhibitors from all aspects of the industry present. There will also be speaking sessions with media personalities and athletes, and sports simulation games for attendees to try out. All of these are a part of the admission ticket. These are very reasonably priced for a first-time event, ranging in price from $20 to $30 for a full three-day pass, which can be purchased at yycsportscon.eventbrite.com. The convention will run from August 16th to August 18th at Stampede Park.