The City of Brotherly Love Softball League
The City of Brotherly Love Softball League is a gay slow pitch softball league serving the Philadelphia metropolitan area. CBLSL serves two purposes: to promote, develop and operate a competitive, community based softball league for the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender community in metropolitan Philadelphia: and to support community nonprofit groups that support the gay community in Philadelphia. All of the organizations officers are volunteers.
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If you would like to join our league for Spring/Summer 2015, please click here to complete our new player registration form.
2015 Liberty Bell Classic
Mark your calendars! The 2015 Liberty Classic will be held from May 22-25.
The City of Brotherly Love Softball League appreciates you stopping by and hopes you'll join us in Philly this year for a weekend of non-stop excitement. The Liberty Bell Classic Tournament is open to B, C, D, & Women's Division teams. We have arranged special weekend rates at The DoubleTree Hotel Center City, Marriot, and Courtyard where you'll be just steps from the Heart of The Gayborhood and the nightlife that Philadelphia has to offer. Early registration discount available now (until May 1st!). On behalf of The City of Brotherly Love (& Sisterly Affection) Softball League and Liberty Bell Classic Tournament Staff...Thank you for choosing Philadelphia while planning your softball & vacation destinations.
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What is CBLSL?
CBLSL is the largest LGBTQ sports organization in the City of Philadelphia. It has been around for over 30 years and promotes LGBTQ inclusion on and off the softball fields.
When are games held?
Games are played on Sundays from April-mid July. Games are typically played anywhere from 9am-5pm.
Where are games played?
We play in Fairmount Park right off of Kelly Drive. If you are coming down Kelly Drive (away from the city and towards East Falls) our fields are off our Reservoir Drive. We play at the Dairy Fields near Smith Playground and the Edgely Fields.
How much does the league cost?
Player fees usually run about $65. This covers your participation in the league, field maintenance and umpire fees. Jerseys are left to the discretion of the team managers.
What are the different divisions?
We have three different divisions within the league. Men's competitive, Women's and Co-Ed Recreational.
How do I get placed on a team?
New players will receive an email this spring about our Skills Day. New players will come do infield and outfield drills to assess their skill level. Players will then be assigned to a team. Skills Day is followed by a Pub Crawl to meet their new team members.
What are the benefits of joining CBLSL?
CBLSL is not just about coming together and playing softball, but about coming together as a community and meeting new people. The league is all about sportsmanship, comradery and fun. Teams become more like family and after 33 years we have seen this tradition be continuous.
What if I do not identify within the LGBTQ community, can I still play?
While the league identifies as an LGBTQ sports organization, we also welcome any of our straight allies as well. The league is comprised of those identifying within the community as well as its supporters. We welcome anyone who supports the LGBTQ community to join the league!