Cleveland Ohio will host the 2014 Gay Games on August 9-16, 2014. The event, held annually since 1982, will feature 30 sports, two cultural events and opening and closing ceremonies. It is expected to draw up to 12,000 participants. The competitions will be held at Cleveland Browns Stadium and other Cleveland and Akron venues. More information on the event will be posted as it becomes available.
The Gay Games were started in 1982, the brainchild of Olympian and decathele, Dr. Tom Waddell. The first event was held in San Francisco and subsequent events are held every four years. Past host cities include Cologne, Chicago, Vancouver, Amsterdam, and Sydney. Cleveland beat out Washington DC and Boston for the 2014 event.
The Gay Games will include 30 sports competitions and two cultural events.
Hotels near Cleveland Browns Stadium:
Cleveland Browns Stadium is within walking distance of major downtown hotels, such as the Renaissance Cleveland (check rates), the Ritz Carlton(check rates), and the Marriott Key Center (check rates). The Holiday Lakeside (check rates) is another convenient option, particularly if you are also visiting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For less expensive accommodations, try one of the hotels at the I-77/Rockside Road corridor, such as the Days Inn Independence(check rates)