The 2021, 27th annual Gasparilla Softball Classic is now open for registration! We are Florida’s oldest and largest LGBTQ+ softball tournament and one of the country’s longest continuously running events! We expect a sellout again this year so get your registrations in early. B, C, D, & E Divisions. (Divisions may be split as needed to accommodate team demand.)
See you at the 27th Annual, 2021 Gasparilla Softball Classic. Thursday Feb. 11th to Monday Feb. 15th (games Saturday & Sunday)
Welcome to Tampa!
January 26th Update: Hotel Deadlines are here. 7 of 9 hotels are still taking reservations. Don’t delay, get your reservations now! Deadline for rosters is Friday Jan. 29th.
The 2021 Gasparilla Softball Classic is coming this Presidents Day Weekend, Thursday February 11th through Monday February 15th (games Saturday & Sunday).
Thursday night is our Pre-Registration Party from 7-10pm while Friday is our extended Welcome Registration Party from 6-10pm — on the waterfront near Ybor City so we can socially distance but still enjoy the beginning of our event.
Saturday is Support the Sponsors Night, and Sunday we end with 2 parties: the Closing and Awards Party from 6-10pm and the After-Party from 10pm to close. (Awards are generally between 8:30 and 9:30pm. However if you need to leave sooner, let us know and we can get your trophy.)
Other special arrangements for 2021: COVID-19 Precautions – We will be observing all required medical precautions as prescribed by our state and local health departments to keep everyone as safe as possible, including face coverings, social distancing at the fields, open-air registration on the waterfront Friday night and other measures to be announced as we get closer.
Remember, our tournament’s profits support our league’s participation in NAGAAA and paying for our teams to travel to your tournaments. It’s the gay softball Circle of Life!
Here’s our 2020 info: 78 teams from around the country competed in beautiful February Florida weather while also enjoying the Tampa / St. Petersburg / Clearwater night life!
This year we will be increasing our tournament capacity up to 90 teams — C, D, & E. This includes the possibility of splitting the divisions to facilitate a smoother tournament with more teams, better competition and socially distanced teams (less standing around waiting).
Before our 2021 program is ready, check out our 2020 online tournament program.
On behalf of the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Visit Tampa Bay, the Suncoast Softball League, Original Hooters and our many Home Run, Double and other sponsors and community partners, welcome to the 2021, 27th Annual Gasparilla Softball Classic!
Special thanks to our Premier League / Tournament sponsor Original Hooters; Grand Slam sponsor Southern Nights Tampa; Home Run sponsors City Side Lounge and Bradley’s On 7th; Double sponsors The Honey Pot and Enigma St. Pete.
Thanks to our league and tournament partners St. Pete Pride, Tampa Pride and Metro Inclusive Health and Gaybor District Coalition. Best of luck to your teams this weekend and we hope you have a great, injury-free time.
Brad & Jerome
Brad Casey, Director (Director@GasparillaSoftballClassic.com)
Jerome Bailey, Producer (Producer@GasparillaSoftballClassic.com)