World’s Largest Annual LGBTQ Sports Festival, The Sin City Classic, Returns To Las Vegas

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There’s more to Las Vegas than gambling. Our last visit there (No Matter Where You Are, Las Vegas Is A Beacon For Fun, Relaxation, Friends), found us having too much alternative fun than feeding the one-armed bandit.

Ten days from now, Las Vegas will play host to the Sin City Classic Sports Festival Presented by Lexus, which will take place on January 16-19, 2020. This year’s Festival, the largest annual LGBTQ sporting event in the world, adds four new sports – basketball, indoor rowing, spikeball and steel tip darts – bringing the total number of sports participating in the Festival to 24.

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Each year the Sin City Classic continues to grow and brings even more LGBTQ athletes, allies and fans to Las Vegas for a weekend filled with competition and camaraderie.

Our nightly events continue to get bigger and better, and we’re happy to be able to offer attendees the opportunity to come together and bond of sport.

-Ken Scearce, tournament director for the Sin City Classic.

The festival brings together LGBTQ sports associations from around the world in order for LGBTQ athletes, fans and allies to enjoy a weekend full of competition, companionship and fun. In addition to a full roster of sporting competitions, the festival includes nightly social events, including an Opening Night registration party and the Closing Night celebration, which will be held at the LINQ Promenade’s Brooklyn Bowl.

The Greater Los Angeles Softball Association (GLASA) created the Sin City Classic in 2008 as an LGBTQ softball tournament meant to provide a safe yet competitive atmosphere for LGBTQ athletes. Over the years the tournament has grown to include 24 sports and more than 8,000 athletes and fans. GLASA remains committed to creating the best experience possible for all the dedicated athletes who participate and the fans and allies to come to enjoy the festival.

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This Year’s Events Schedule

  • Thursday, January 16 – Athlete’s Welcome Party at Charlie’s (Wristband not required)
  • Friday, January 17 – GayVN’s Sin City Classic Party at Vanity Nightclub (shuttle bus provided)
  • Saturday, January 18 – Sin City Classic Jock Party at Piranha Night Club (shuttle bus provided)
  • Sunday, January 19 – Sin City Classic Closing Party presented by Lexus at Brooklyn Bowl, only steps away from the host hotel

Sound like fun?  Here’s a recap from last year’s competitions and festivities.

The Sin City Classic is proudly hosted at The Flamingo Hotel and the LINQ Hotel. Additional sponsors include presenting sponsor, Lexus, as well as Caesar’s Entertainment, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Oasis, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, GAYVN, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority and Piranha Nightclub.

For more information about the Sin City Classic or to register your team, please visit


GLASA is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization that encourages and hosts the participation of LGBTQ individuals and their allies in organized sporting competitions.


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