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On April 18, 2022 the National Gay Flag Football League (NGFFL) announced Seattle as the site for its annual tournament, Gay Bowl XXIII, to be hosted by the Cascade Flag Football Association in 2023.


  • Tournament Dates: October 5-8, 2023 (Indigenous People's Weekend)

  • Tournament Games: Magnuson Park in North Seattle

  • Host Hotel: TBD

  • Projected Attendance:1,200-2,000 (traveling athletes, coaches, officials, and fans)

  • Local Attendance:  TBD (volunteers and local fans)

The winning bid was managed by United Sports Seattle (USS), in partnership with the Seattle Sports Commission, on behalf of Cascade Flag Football.  

Gay Bowl XXIII - Seattle 2023, will be a program managed by USS on behalf of the league.

  • For companies or individuals that are interested in becoming a sponsor for Gay Bowl XXIII, please send an email to

  • For other inquiries, including anyone wanting to become part of the planning committee, or to volunteer, please contact Brian Hawker, Gay Bowl XXIII Tournament Director -

For additional information about the Gay Bowl, please visit the NGFFL website (

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