BRING GAY GAMES XII TO YOUR CITY IN 2026

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GAY Games Site Selection

To learn more about the process and to receive the RFI document, please contact Officer of Site Selection, David Killian.

1 August 2020 Update: 8 Cities Under Consideration for the 2026 Gay Games XII Bid Process

The cities moving forward in the 2026 Gay Games bid process are: Auckland, New Zealand; Brisbane, Australia; Guadalajara, Mexico; Munich, Germany;  San Diego, USA; Taipei, Taiwan; Toronto, Canada; and Valencia, Spain.

“This is a competitive and lengthy process, and we are grateful for all of the organizations’ hard work. The impact that the Gay Games has in host cities is incredible in terms of culture, sport, economic impact, history and most importantly furthering all matters of LGBTQ+ equality,” says David Killian, FGG Officer of Site Selection.

Read the complete announcement HERE.


29 February 2020 Update: Record Number of Cities Interested in Bidding for Gay Games XII

As of 29 February 2020, the FGG has received a record number of expressions of interest from cities around the globe desiring to be the host of Gay Games XII to be held in 2026! These cities are: Brisbane, Australia; São Paulo, Brazil; Toronto, Canada; Munich, Germany; Dublin, Ireland; Guadalajara, Mexico; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Auckland, New Zealand; Lisbon, Portugal; Cape Town, South Africa; Durban, South Africa; Valencia, Spain; Taipei, Taiwan; Liverpool, UK; Austin, USA; Fort Lauderdale, USA; Minneapolis, USA; New Orleans, USA; San Diego, USA; Seattle, USA.


Bidding Process Timeline for Gay Games XII in 2026

The following dates are a guideline and subject to change.

DATE/PERIOD

EVENT

DESCRIPTION

FEES

Jan 31, 2020

RFI Available

RFI document available. Bidders may ask for clarification or assistance in completing the RFI

Feb 21, 2020

RFI Closing Date

All Prospective Bidding Organizations have submitted their RFI document

Feb 29, 2020

Long List Announcement

Long listed Prospective Bidding Organizations are announced

Mar 1, 2020

RFP Document Available

The main RFP document is made available to Prospective Bidding Organizations that have submitted an RFI

Jul 31, 2020

Letters of Intent Submitted

Deadline for Bidding Organizations to signify their intention to submit a bid for hosting GG 12 in 2026

$7,500US

Aug 1, 2020

RFP Appendices Available

RFP appendices available upon written request. Bidding Organizations receive user accounts

and have access to the dedicated online discussion and document sharing service

Aug 31, 2020

Deal Memo Available

Outline of main points in the License Agreement

Aug 31, 2020

Request to Include New Sport

Bidding Organizations may submit a request to include a new sport

Sep 30, 2020 Request to Include New Sport Response
Response to request to include a new sport.
 

Nov 1, 2020

Primary Bid Book Due

Deadline for Bidding Organization to submit completed bid book

$7,500US

Nov 2, 2020

Q&A

Opening of first round of questions from FGG Assembly

Dec 15, 2020

Q&A End

Closing of first round of questions from FGG Assembly

Dec 31, 2020

Q&A Responses

Bidding Organization’s responses to FGG questions

Jan 1, 2021

Video Presentation Due

Deadline for submitting video presentation

Jan 1, 2021

Q&A

Opening of second round of Q&A

Jan 15, 2021

Q&A End

Closing of second round of Q&A

Jan 30, 2021 Q&A Responses Bidding Organization’s responses to FGG questions  
Jan 31, 2021 Short List Vote FGG Board and General Assembly choose three short-listed candidates  

Feb 1, 2021

License Agreement Available

Pro-forma License available

Feb 1, 2021

Q&A

Opening of third round of questions from FGG Assembly.

Mar 1, 2021 Q&A End

Closing of third round of Q&A

Mar 30, 2021

Q&A Responses

Bidding Organization’s responses to FGG questions.

Apr 30, 2021

Proposed License Agreement

Short listed Bidding Organizations submit a signed License Agreement as in the RFP

Apr 30, 2021

Expanded Bid Book

Expanded Bid Book due from short list Bidding Organizations

$15,000US

May 1, 2021

Q&A

Opening of fourth round of questions from FGG Assembly

May 31, 2021

Q&A End

Closing of fourth round of questions from FGG Assembly

Jun 15, 2021

Q&A Responses

Bidding Organization’s responses to FGG Questions

Jun 30, 2021

Site Visits

Site Visits to Short-Listed Bidding Organizations

Sep 15, 2021

Site Visit Report

The Site Visit report is available for the FGG membership

Sep 15, 2021

Q&A

Opening of fifth round of questions from FGG Assembly

Oct 15, 2021

Q&A End

Closing of fifth round of questions from FGG General Assembly

Oct 30, 2021

Q&A Responses

Bidding Organizations’ responses to FGG questions

Nov 10, 2021

Site Selection Meeting in Hong Kong (AGA)

Presentations by Short-Listed Bidding Organizations. Vote for presumptive and alternate GG 2026 host cities

Jan 10, 2022 License Agreement Complete
License Agreement completed
 

Feb 2022

Announcement of Presumptive Gay Games XII 2026 Host

Announcement made public only after FGG and Host have signed Proposed License Agreement and Side Letter, including any and all revisions/agreements reached during the Bidding

$15,000US


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