Non-player and VIP Festival Wristbands can be purchased at the Information booth outside the Flamingo Sunset Ballroom. Wristbands are required for all Sin City Classic events including the Sunday Night Closing Party. VIP Wristbands get you perks like priority entrance to the Closing Party and more.

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The Sin City Classic 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 and works closely with more than twenty other LGBTQ+ sports league partners for the festival.

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Frequently Asked
What is the host hotel?

For 2023, The Flamingo, The LINQ and Bally's will be joint host hotels. The Flamingo Las Vegas will serve as Sin City HQ and host many Sin City Classic events and sports.

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. Book your room through Sin City Classic here!

Is there a resort fee?

Yes. The nightly 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.

Will I be charged when I book my hotel room?

Upon booking your reservation, your credit card will be charged a deposit equal to the first night's room and tax.

What if I need to cancel my hotel reservation?

To avoid forfeiture of your deposit, cancellations should be made at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date. Please refer to your booking confirmation email to complete the cancellation process.

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 to avoid a call-in reservation fee.

What if I have a problem with the host hotel?

Contact administration@sincityclassic.org and the planning team will help facilitate any hotel problems to the best of their ability.

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. Wristbands can be purchased online in advance or on site in Las Vegas at the Flamingo Hotel.

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.

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.

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

Look for the designated wristband pickup tables at the Flamingo Hotel to claim your wristband. Please have your photo I.D. and order confirmation with you. Wristbands can be picked up at designated areas of the Flamingo Hotel during the schedule below. You must be 21 or older to purchase and pickup a wristband.

Can anyone purchase a Sin City Classic Wristband?

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

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 I buy a Wristband at the Sin City Classic?

Yes, wristbands will be on sale online until Friday January 13th at noon, or can be purchased in person at the Flamingo hotel throughout the tournament weekend. Purchases are by credit card only. Look for the designated wristband sales tables at the Flamingo Hotel. You must be 21 years of age to purchase a wristband.

Can I buy a Wristband online?

Yes, wristbands will be for sale online until Friday, January 13th at noon. Look for the designated wristband pickup tables at the Flamingo Hotel to claim your wristband. Please have your photo I.D. and order confirmation with you.

How much are Wristbands this year?

Wristbands are free for athletes and included with your registration. Non-athlete wristbands can be purchased online for $20 plus fees. VIP wristbands are $80 plus fees.

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 online and picked up on site. There will be in-person wristband sales throughout the weekend in Las Vegas. Look for the designated wristband pickup and sales tables at the Flamingo Hotel to get your wristband. Please have your photo I.D. and order confirmation with you if purchased in advance.

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. Wristbands will also give athletes access to any shuttle busses providing transportation to nightly parties.

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.

When can I register with my sport in Las Vegas?

All athletes can register with their sport at the Friday Night Registration Party. Most sports will also have other opportunities for athletes to register.

I've registered my team for softball, but I didn't pay yet

Your spot in the softball tournament is not reserved until you register and pay. Using the payments link below will not register you for the tournament unless you have already completed a registration and selected the PAY LATER option. If you need to pay for an existing registration you may PAY HERE.

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 are scheduled to begin at approximately 6pm on Sunday, so please make your travel arrangements accordingly.

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 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.

When will softball registration open?

You can register for softball now until it is sold out! Softball registration opened on July 16th, 2022, and it was announced via various channels and on the website.

What other LGBTQ+ 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 select any sport from the Sports page for additional information on registration, rules and the venue(s) where each sport will be held.

Where are the other sport participants staying and partying?

The Flamingo, The LINQ and Bally's will be the official host hotels for Sin City Classic attendees. There will be 1,100 rooms reserved for the peak nights of the tournament at our exclusive rate. The Flamingo will host many Sin City events and sports.

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. Steel Tip Darts for 2022 will server as a Charity Tournament to benefit the Ken Scearce Memorial Scholarship.

Contact Us
Co-Executive Directors

Larry Ruiz & Jason Peplinski

Open Softball Director

Rick Maas

Women's Softball Director

Rosalyn Bugg

Hotels & Administration

Larry Ruiz

GLASA Commissioner

Jason Peplinski

Media Inquiries

Mark Umbach

Social Media

Nick Berry

Website Inquiries

Lucas Mariano

Sponsorship and Events

Larry Ruiz & Jason Peplinski

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