Thank you to everyone involved in MIST 2018!  We hope you enjoyed your weekend with us!  Here are the top 3 in each division:

C:  1. Alabama Secret Squirrels, 2. Cleveland Ruzzy Bears, 3. Cleveland Village Idiots

D1:  1. Cleveland Express, 2. Detroit Beaver Fever, 3. Carolina Crew

D2:  1. Detroit Kramar Jewelry Life’s a Pitch, 2. Cleveland CLE, 3. Detroit Sloppy Dawgs

D3:  1. Detroit Metal, 2. Detroit Liberty Bar Ballers, 3. Buffalo Hot Wangs

D4:  1. Cleveland Saved by the Balls, 2. Cleveland I’d Hit That, 3. Detroit Kelly’s Dragons 

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About MIST: 

MIST is an annual Labor Day LGBTQIA softball tournament that currently rotates between the host cities of Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Detroit.  We are excited to announce that Toronto will be added to the host city rotation for MIST in 2020!  Past host cities include Columbus, Milwaukee, and Pittsburgh.  In addition to the host cities, teams from other cities have participated in MIST, including Chicago, Winston-Salem, Buffalo, Indianapolis, Washington DC, Louisville, and Knoxville, among others.

MIST REGISTRATION and Payment deadline has now passed!  

Guest Passes are no longer available for purchase in advance.  They can be purchased for $35 at the Registration Party Friday (cash, Venmo, or PayPal) or at the fields Saturday (cash only). If you already purchased one, they can be picked up at the Registration Party or at the fields Saturday. Guest Passes are required for participation in Friday’s Registration Party, as well as Sunday’s Awards Party and Post-cruise Party.  The cruise is included in the price of a Guest Pass.  

List of Teams–CLICK HERE

Round Robin Schedule–CLICK HERE

Fields (The parks are only 10 minutes from each other):

  • Victory Sports Park (7777 Victory Lane, North Ridgeville OH 44039):  Victory Sports Park is located 25 minutes from our Host Hotels. The complex has 6 softball fields, all with outfield fences and lights. There are cash-only concessions, including beer and liquor. Coolers are permitted for WATER ONLY.  For directions to Victory Park from the Crowne Plaza at Playhouse Square, click HERE. For directions to Victory Park from the Holiday Inn Express Downtown, click HERE.

  • Shady Drive Sports Complex (37077 Shady Ln, North Ridgeville OH 44039): Shady Drive Sports Complex is located 30 minutes from our Host Hotels. The complex has 5 softball fields, all with outfield fences. Two of them have lights. There are cash-only concessions. No beer or liquor will be sold on the premises. Coolers for beverages and food are permitted. For directions to Shady Drive from the Crowne Plaza at Playhouse Square, click HERE. For directions to Shady Drive from the Holiday Inn Express Downtown, click HERE.


Weekend schedule of Events: Want to know where to be and when, when you’re not at the fields?  CLICK HERE for a full schedule of the weekend’s events!

Playhouse Square Amenities:  Parking options, restaurants, entertainment, and other amenities in Playhouse Square, the neighborhood of our Host Hotel–CLICK HERE

  • Parking at the host hotel is $24/night.  For other options, click the link above. On page two of the Playhouse Square document above, the lots labled 4 and 11 are closest to Crowne Plaza.  On page three you will find contact info for the parking lots to verify in/out privileges, hours, etc.

Additional Dining and entertainment options in Downtown Cleveland and beyond–CLICK HERE

  • This link contains a list of LGBT bars that have been supportive of MIST, as well as several other dining and entertainment options around the city.

Host Hotel:

  • Crowne Plaza at Playhouse Square (1260 Euclid Ave, Cleveland OH 44115)

  • Our newly-renovated host hotel is located in Downtown Cleveland’s beautiful Playhouse Square theater district!

  • $119/night for a King or Two Doubles. Rate is good for the nights of August 30-September 4.  The rate is only good for reservations made by Sunday, August 5th, and is based on availabililty.

  • To reserve, click HERE or on the hotel logo above to reserve online.  When you click on the reservation link, if you get a message that said the Group Code you provided does not exist, that means our block of rooms is sold out.

  • If you have reserved a King room and you need more than one bed in your room at the Host Hotel, you can get a complimentary roll-away to add to your King room.  To get this, reserve your room using the above instructions then call Erin at 216-615-3322.  Let her know that you are part of the MIST group and she will set it up for you!  There is a limited number of these, so act now if you would like to take advantage of this option!


  • Holiday Inn Express: Cleveland Downtown (629 Euclid Ave., Cleveland OH 44114)

  • Our newly-renovated overflow hotel is located 0.4 miles from our Host Hotel.

  • $149/night for a Double Queen room.