Happy TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY, ARRRRGH (September 19th)! Florida’s oldest LGBTQ+ softball tournament and one of the country’s longest continuously running events is open for registration! We expect a sellout again this year so get your registrations in early. B, C, D, & the all new E Divisions.
See you at the 26th Annual, 2020 Gasparilla Softball Classic. Thursday Feb. 13th to Monday Feb. 17th (games Saturday & Sunday)
Welcome to Tampa!
On behalf of the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Visit Tampa Bay, and the Suncoast Softball League, welcome! Over Presidents Day Weekend 2020, we’re expecting up to 90 teams from around the country (we’re expanding capacity and adding divisions!), playing ball in beautiful February Florida weather while also enjoying the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater night life in our 26th annual event, one of our city’s largest of its kind!
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Your tournament wristband gets you free entry to local sponsors like The Honey Pot and Southern Nights Tampa (but you still need to wait in line to go through security checks). Simply present your wristband once you get to the cashier. No cover at sponsors City Side Lounge, Bradley’s on 7th or Enigma St. Pete.
In 2019 we started at City Side Lounge, host of our Miss Gasparilla Pageant & “Fun”-Raiser on Saturday February 2nd, who hosted our Thursday Pre-registration party . Friday was our Welcome Registration party at Southern Nights Tampa in fabulous Ybor City from 7–10pm. Saturday night is always “Support a Sponsor” night. Then Sunday was our Closing Party with Awards (over $500 in cash / prize give aways!) at City Side Lounge followed by our traditional After-Closing party with Shows at Bradley’s on 7th!
And of course if you have some extra time during your stay, check out all the things to do and places to see compiled by our friends at Visit Tampa Bay!
Check out our 2019 online tournament program! Everything you want and need to know about the weekend is here!
Our 2019 event wouldn’t have been possible without help and support. First, our Home Run Sponsors Southern Nights Tampa, City Side Lounge, Bradley’s on 7th and Hamburger Mary’s Brandon & St. Pete. Next, our Double Sponsors The Honey Pot, Enigma St. Pete, Flamingo Resort, Punky’s Bar & Grill. Our community partners Tampa Pride, St. Pete Pride and Metro Inclusive Health. Thanks to Commissioner Bobby Schmahl and the officers and volunteers of our Suncoast Softball League. Thanks to the City Of Tampa and Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation & Athletics Departments, Visit Tampa Bay. Also thanks to Double Tree Hotel and DIRT Athletics for providing some great shirt & hat designs.
Good luck this year, play safe, and we’ll see you at the 2020 Gasparilla Softball Classic.
Brad Casey, Director (director@GasparillaSoftballClassic.com)
Gerre Reynolds, Producer (Producer@GasparillaSoftballClassic.com)