Get ready to experience the ultimate event dedicated to the exciting world of sports and collegiate licensed merchandise! The Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show is the only event dedicated to the business of sports and collegiate licensed merchandise. Each year, this premiere industry event attracts a diverse range of retailers and schools from all corners of the country, all eager to discover new products, meet fresh vendors, and most importantly, place orders for the hottest sports licensed products on the market. If you’re a licensee, manufacturer or brand owner representing professional or collegiate leagues and teams, this is the event you simply can’t afford to miss!

Retail Attendance

The Show continues to grow year after year and attracts the widest variety of retailers. Buyers come from concessionaires, college bookstores, mass market retailers, gift shops, drug stores, sporting goods stores and more. Every retailer goes through a strict qualification process to ensure exhibitors get the most qualified audience possible.

  • Amazon
  • Walmart
  • Eagle Eye Outfitters
  • Sports Nation
  • Aramark
  • Sam’s Club
  • Hot Topic
  • Pottery Barn Teen
  • Pro Image Sports
  • The Party Shop

  • UCLA Store
  • Lids
  • Fanatics
  • The TJX Companies
  • Bealls Outlet Stores

Collegiate Attendance

The collegiate licensing segment continues to grow. In addition to hundreds of college bookstore buyers, including Follett and Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, in 2022/2023 there were more than 120 college licensing departments in attendance. 

  • Baylor University
  • Yale University
  • Texas Christian University
  • University of Arizona
  • Louisiana State University
  • Michigan State University
  • UCLA
  • University of Michigan
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Utah
  • Wake Forest University
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Tennessee
  • Duke University
  • University of Florida






Kick-Off the Season with SLATS…

Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is a great show that allows buyers from 1 store to 6000 stores to see the hottest Sports Licensed products on the market.

- Sports Licensing Solutions

Great opportunity to promote our products, gather new ideas, meet current customers as well as new ones, and walk away with possible manufacturing partnership opportunities on new products going forward.

- Sorority Shop

SLTS is the ultimate annual show to attend or exhibit at if you have any involvement in the Sports Licensing or Teams Sports business!

- Jerry Leigh

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities

Set yourself apart from your competition and get the attention of buyers with our unique marketing opportunities. There is something to fit every marketing objective and every budget.

License to Buy

For only $850, exhibitors can place a License to Buy coupon in the show directory. The License to Buy program incentivizes buyers to visit your booth by rewarding them with money back on purchases they make at the show.

Here are the License to Buy stats from the 2023 show:

Orders written with participating vendors

# of Participating LTB Exhibitors

# of Retailers That Participated in the LTB Program

Total $ Rewards Given to Participating Retailers

License to Buy line at SLATS

New Product Zone – $595

Show off your new items and drive additional traffic to your booth. The New Product Zone is a cost-effective way for you to highlight your latest products!

New Products Showcase at SLATS

Total Reach Packages

Get exposure online, in print and onsite! Our TotalReach packages offer maximum exposure for minimum investment, making them a great value.

Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show - People doing business

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