Sin City Classic

Sin City Classic

The Sin City Classic Sports Festival is a multi-day LGBTQ sports festival hosted annually by The Greater Los Angeles Softball Association (GLASA) in Las Vegas during the four days prior to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Started in 2008, the event has grown to become the largest annual LGBTQ sporting event in the world.

Each year nearly 8,000 LGBTQ athletes and another 2,000 fans and allies supporting 20-plus sports make Sin City Classic one of their must-attend events each year. The festival provides an open atmosphere for LGBTQ athletes to connect and compete through various sports over the course of four days of competition and social activities.

GLASA is a Los Angeles-based 501(c)(3) sports organization. GLASA owns and operates the Sin City Classic Sports Festival and works closely with more than twenty other LGBTQ sports league partners for the festival.

Sin City Classic

Sin City Classic

What is the host hotel?
For 2020, The Flamingo Las Vegas and The LINQ will be joint host hotels. Hotel room blocks opened on July 10th.
What if I have a problem with the Host Hotel?
Contact and the planning team will help facilitate any hotel problems to the best of their ability.

How many people are allowed to stay in my hotel room?
Group rates allow two guests per room. There will be an extra charge for each additional guest IF there are more than two guests listed on the room reservation. There will be a $15 charge if a guest calls to book their group rate, so please use the host hotel link only to avoid a call-in reservation fee.


Is there a resort fee?
The resort fee is $35 per room. The resort fee allows two guests per room to visit the fitness center and Wi-Fi access for up to two devices.
How much is parking at the host hotels? 
Parking is FREE for guests that book their room through the designated Sin City Classic room block. If a guest books a room directly via the hotel website or through a travel discount site, free parking is not included.


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When can I register with my sport in Las Vegas?

All athletes can register with their sport at the Friday Night Registration Party, January 17th from 5-9pm in the Sunset Ballroom located in The Flamingo Hotel.

Can I still Register if I’m not at the Registration Party?

Yes, please check with your sport for additional registration options. But most sports will allow for athletes to register at their venue prior to the start of competition.

What’s a Sin City Classic Wristband?

General Admission Wristbands provide free entry into the nightly parties: GayVN (Friday), Piranha (Saturday) and the Closing Party at Brooklyn Bowl (Sunday). Discounts at participating outlets at the Host Hotel Complex will also be available to wristband holders.

How do I get a Sin City Classic Wristband?

As an athlete, a General Admission Wristband is included with your registration. You can pick it up from your sport coordinator when you register in Las Vegas. Non-athlete Wristbands and VIP Wristbands are available for purchase.

How much are Wristbands this year?

General Admission Wristbands are $20. VIP Wristbands are $50.

Can I buy a Wristband online?

Yes, right here.

Can I buy a Wristband at the Sin City Classic?

Yes, wristbands will be on sale at the Friday Night Registration Party and at the door of the Sunday Night Closing Party.

What’s included with a VIP Wristband?

All the perks of a General Admission wristband, plus VIP entry into the Brooklyn Bowl and access to the top-level VIP area for the Sunday Night Closing Party. VIP Wristband holders who pick up their wristband on Friday night at the Registration Party will also receive a Tito’s Handmade Vodka Package.

Can anyone purchase a Sin City Classic Wristband?

You must be 21 years of age or older to purchase a wristband

I bought my wristband online, where can I pick it up?

Look for the designated wristband pickup tables at the Friday Night Registration Party or the Sunday Night Closing Party to claim your wristband. Please have your photo I.D. and order confirmation with you.

Is transportation available to any parties?

Some parties will be offering a free shuttle to and from the Host Hotel Complex. Wristbands are required to board these shuttles. Check out our events schedule for which parties offer transportation.

Do I need a wristband to attend all the Sin City Classic Events?

Wristbands are required for entry to the Sunday Night Closing Party - NO EXCEPTIONS. Wristbands are not required for entry to other events but you might have to pay a cover charge without one. Wristbands are not required for the Friday Night Registration Party.

If I lose my wristband can I get another?
You can purchase additional wristbands at the non-athlete price. Lost wristbands will not be replaced.


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When will softball registration open?
Softball registration opens around August 1st, annually. Announcements are posted when registration opens.


When will the Round Robin Schedule and Field locations be posted?
It is our goal to have the Round Robin schedule (with field locations) posted approximately one week prior to the start of the tournament.


What time do games start?
Masters games will begin by 8am at the earliest, on Friday. All other games will begin by 8am at the earliest, on Saturday and Sunday. 
When are the Softball Championship games?
We expect the Masters championship games to be finished no later than 4pm on Friday. For all other divisions, the championship games will be held at approximately 6pm on Sunday, so please make your travel arrangements accordingly.


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What other LGBT sporting events are going on?
A list of all participating sports can be found on the
Sports page.


Where can I get information on the other sports?
You can visit the home page of any sport by clicking on their icon on the
Sports page. Here you can get information on things like registration, rules and the venue(s) where each sport will be held.

Why is Darts listed as two separate sports?
Darts is listed separately because we have two different organizations running the two different darts tournaments. Soft Tip darts are what most people know from using plastic-tipped darts with a digital board in a bar. Steel Tip darts use a steel-tipped dart with a cork dartboard.


Where are the other sport participants staying and partying?
The Flamingo Las Vegas and The LINQ will be the joint official host hotels for all participating sports. There will be 1,100 rooms reserved for the peak nights of the tournament and they typically sell out every year.

Sin City Classic