Cleveland City Council has agreed to pitch in an additional $700,000 to sweeten its bid to host the Gay Games in 2014, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.

The move came Tuesday night and at the request of Mayor Frank G. Jackson.

Cleveland is in competition with Boston and Washington, D.C. to host the international event. Site selection officials from the Federation of Gay Games toured all three cities throughout the summer. Gay Games officials capped their Cleveland tour with a lively party at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in July, which was attended by several city councilmembers and the mayor.

City officials said the $700,000 grant would only be dispersed if Cleveland is selected as the host city.

At stake is the opportunity to host up to 12,000 athletes competing in 28 events and 100,000 spectators in the summer of 2014. The Olympic-style sporting event is estimated to be worth $60 million in economic impact.

“We're showing in good faith that we want to bring the Gay Games here and are willing to put up some cash,” Tracey Nichols, economic development director for the city, said Monday during a Finance Committee meeting.

Gay Games officials are expected to announce the winning bid later this month in Cologne, Germany.