Up for Bid: 2020 North America Outgames

By Connect Sports Staff, November 10, 2015

The North American Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation, better known as GLISA, is seeking proposals to host its 2020 quadrennial North America Outgames. The Outgames consists of three components: A multi-sport competition, a LGBTIQ Human Rights conference and a cultural celebration. The North America Outgames takes place over a period of several days to a week and will include sports, conference themes and celebration activities as devised by prospective host organizations. The bidding process includes six phases, seen below.

Here are the details:


February 8, 2016: Request to receive bid information

May 16, 2016: Forwarding of bid information, including a $500 deposit

June 4, 2016: Publication of interested hosts

September 1, 2016: Receipt of bid propels, including $1,000 deposit

March/April 2017: Review of proposals and site visits

May 2017: Selection of host city

Event Dates: Discretion of host city

Venue Requirements:

Sports: Facilities for 12-18 sports (team and individual), including soccer, softball, volleyball, poker and running.

Conference: Must hold 400 attendees for plenaries and concurrent sessions

Culture: Performance and art locations for performances, networking and celebrations.

Room Nights: 2,000-3,000—ranging from multiple star hotels to budget options

Estimated Economic Impact: $800,000-$2.4 million

Rights Fees: To be negotiated

About GLISA North America: A membership-based, democratic, international association comprised of North American LGBTIQ sports teams, associations and organizations that presently features more than 100 member organizations.

To indicate your interest in receiving Bid information for the GLISA NA 2020 North America Outgames, please contact both glisanorthamerica@gmail.com and Greg Larocque, President (greglarocque@bell.net).

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