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Things in Downtown Kansas City will look a little different during the 2023 NFL Draft presented by Bud Light. Plan your route and know your options before you go.

Check this page often as new information is added in advance of the 2023 NFL Draft presented by Bud Light.

There will be plenty of quick and easy ways to get to the 2023 NFL Draft, which will take place in the Downtown area surrounding Union Station Kansas City and the National WWI Museum and Memorial. Regardless of your route Downtown, Main Entry 1, located at the intersection of Wyandotte St and Memorial Drive on the south side of the National WWI Museum and Memorial, is the Main Entry for all fans to access the 2023 NFL Draft presented by Bud Light. Download the NFL OnePass app at to get detailed maps and other transportation updates leading up to and during Draft week.

Park and Walk | KC Streetcar and RideKC | Park and RideRideshareVisitor Center | Street ClosuresAccessibility Resources

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Park and Walk

There will be multiple parking lot options along the existing route of the KC Streetcar and RideKC bus routes, offering connections to the site of the 2023 NFL Draft presented by Bud Light site.

Parking will be available throughout the Downtown area in the Crossroads Arts District, Central Business District, Crown Center, River Market, Westport and Country Club Plaza. For a full view of parking garages in proximity to the NFL Draft site, visit the interactive map below.

Main Street will be closed to pedestrians south of 20th St. during event dates. Follow signage that will guide you down Grand Blvd. after parking.


Advance parking reservations can be purchased at the following locations:

J.E. Dunn (11th & Cherry)
Ed Wolfe Garage
Auditorium Plaza Garage
13th & Walnut Garage
KC Live Garage
Crossroads Parking Garage
Arts District Garage
1620 Main Street
1700 Main Street
18th & Vine Surface Lot
MCC Penn Valley

Reservations at City facilities can also be made using the below tool.



Parking Along the Streetcar Route

Parking along the KC Streetcar line is also allowed but vehicles must park within the painted white lines along the route. This means that every portion of the vehicle, including the side mirrors, must be inside the painted white lines. This is to ensure that the streetcar has clearance to run along the tracks without any interference. Since a streetcar cannot swerve, it cannot move out of the way of parked vehicles. Vehicles should also never park on the streetcar tracks. Find out more at  

KC Streetcar and RideKC Bus

In an effort to ease traffic congestion, locals and out-of-town visitors are encouraged to use the following convenient ways to access Downtown. The Kansas City Police Department reminds fans to lock vehicles and stow valuables when cars are unattended.

KC Streetcar

The KC Streetcar will be in service leading up to and during the 2023 NFL Draft, operating with extended hours during Draft dates:

Thursday, April 27: 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday, April 28: 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturday, April 29: 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Starting on Wednesday, April 26, and continuing throughout the Draft, the Union Station streetcar stop will be closed to passengers. All other streetcar stops will be open and operating at normal levels. The KC Streetcar can be taken to the Crossroads stop at 19th & Main for the closest entry access point to the NFL Draft Experience presented by Panini Trading Cards and Draft Theater.

Board the Streetcar at major areas such as River Market, Downtown KC, and the Kauffman Center. After exiting the Streetcar at the Crossroads stop, it's just a 15-minute walk to the 2023 NFL Draft presented by Bud Light site.

Passengers, pedestrians and automobile traffic will not be able to access Main Street south of 20th Street during this time. Pedestrians should use Grand Blvd. for access to the NFL Draft site.

The KC Streetcar is FREE to ride for the entire 2.2 miles through Downtown Kansas City. Find more information at and sign up for service alerts by texting "streetcar" to 816-685-8541.

Map showing walking route from KC Streetcar to NFL Draft Main Entry 1. From Crossroads stop at 19th & Main, proceed south on Main Street for one block, then east on 20th Street for two blocks. Proceed south on Grand Blvd. for entry.

RideKC Bus

RideKC bus service is fare-free at all times. Main MAX is Kansas City’s bus rapid transit line that will run through the Downtown area to the 2023 NFL Draft presented by Bud Light site. The route will operate along Penn Valley Drive/Broadway Blvd. After exiting the bus at West Pershing Rd. and Broadway Blvd., it's just a short walk to Entry 2 to access the 2023 NFL Draft presented by Bud Light.

Two special routes, West Blitz and East Rush, will offer fare-free service to Downtown Kansas City during the dates of the Draft. Preview the routes and plan your travel with the map below.

East and West Circulators


Amtrak will operate to and from Union Station on a normal schedule throughout the Draft. 

Park and Ride

Park-and-ride service will be available from the West Bottoms Garage, just north of Hy-Vee Arena, on April 27 and 28. Shuttle service from the garage to Summit St. will be available for drop-off and pickup. Prebooking is required to ride the shuttle.

Park-and-ride service begins at 2 p.m. on April 27 and 3 p.m. on April 28.

Purchase parking in the West Bottoms Garage and prebook park-and-ride shuttle service here. Before checkout, add free park-and-ride service to your order. Be sure your order includes the total number of passengers in your group.

It is approximately a 10-minute walk from the drop-off location at Summit St. to Entry 2 of the 2023 NFL Draft site. This will be the only park-and-ride option.


Rideshare Drop-Offs

When you’re ready to head to the Draft, a ride is just a few taps away. Simply enter “National WWI Museum and Memorial” as your destination and your driver will take you to the designated rideshare drop-off zone (curbside on East 27th Terr.) From there, follow signs to access Main Entry 1. The entrance is about a 10-minute walk.

Rideshare Pickups

Due to security policies and road closures, pickups are not permitted on the roadways in and immediately around the Draft site. When you're ready to leave, exit via either Entry 1 or Entry 3, then request a ride from one of the designated rideshare pickup zones:

From Entry 1: 27th Terrace at McGee Trafficway
From Entry 3: McGee St. near Pershing OR Grand Blvd. near SEA LIFE Kansas City 

RideKC Bike and Bird Scooter

Fans are encouraged to use these additional resources to travel throughout the Downtown Kansas City area and to the site of the NFL Draft.

RideKC Bike

Download the RideKC Bike app to access e-bikes throughout the KC area. An electric-assist motor makes it easy to pedal up any hills you’ll encounter on your way to the Draft site.

Once you’ve downloaded the app, locate an e-bike near you and scan the barcode to unlock. Ride to Main Entry 1 and ensure your bike is locked in a secure location before ending your trip.


Download the Bird app before you begin your trip. Once you’re ready to arrive at the Draft, open the app and find the nearest Bird scooter to you. Ride to Main Entry 1.

Scooter parking will be available outside Main Entry 1. Always remember to park your scooter in one of the designated areas on the Bird app. Ride safely and follow local laws.

Arriving in KC by Air

Fans arriving in KC will be welcomed with a state-of-the-art travel environment in the new single terminal at Kansas City International Airport. Rideshare services are readily available at the airport. Proceed to the Arrivals curb and look for signposts that indicate a dedicated area for rideshare pickup.

Free RideKC bus service runs hourly from Kansas City International Airport to Downtown KC seven days per week. Routes and schedules are available here.

Complete details on travel resources to and from the airport are available at

General aviation aircraft: Access information on KC-area airports here.

Visit KC Visitor Center

A short walk from many Downtown KC hotels, the new Visit KC Visitor Center at 1241 Main St. offers resources for making the most of your time in the Heart of America from a team of Kansas City experts. The Visitor Center can also be reached easily via the KC Streetcar, just steps away from the Metro Center stop.

Visit during the 2023 NFL Draft:

April 25-26
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 27
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

April 28
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 29
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Lane Reductions and Road Closures

Road Closures from April 2 to May 7

  • Westbound Pershing Rd. between Broadway St. and Main St.
    • Access to Union Station Kansas City and Union Station’s West Yard Garage will remain open via Broadway Blvd. to Pershing Rd.

Road Closures from April 10 to May 7

  • Main St. between 20th St. and Pershing Rd. (both directions)
    • Main St. will remain open to streetcar and pedestrian traffic, except April 26 to 29.
  • Main St. between Pershing Rd. and Grand Blvd. (closed to southbound traffic)
  • Eastbound Pershing Rd. between Kessler Rd. and Main St.
  • Westbound Pershing Rd. between Grand Blvd. and Broadway St.
  • Kessler Rd. between Pershing Rd. and Wyandotte St. (closed to northbound traffic)
  • OK St. (closed both directions)
  • Memorial Dr. (closed both directions)
    • Access to the National WWI Museum and Memorial will remain open from Wyandotte St. and 31st St., except April 26 to 29.

Roads listed above will be closed to all traffic from April 26 to 29.

Street parking will be restricted near the 2023 NFL Draft site from 19th St. to 31st St. from West Pennway/Broadway St. to McGee St. All closures will be in effect from April 26 to 29. 

Accessibility Resources

All entries to the 2023 NFL Draft presented by Bud Light are accessible and equipped with mobility assistance for guests utilizing mobility devices.

For questions, reach out to a representative at the NFL Draft Mobility Assistance Program.

The Mobility Hotline is available by phone (888-745-1455) or by email at The phone hotline is available as of April 17 and will be live through April 29.

Limited ADA parking is available for purchase at Union Station. Advance reservations are required. Find details and purchase here.

Transportation information and other details will continue to evolve as we get closer to the 2023 NFL Draft presented by Bud Light. Please return to this page and be sure to check with local providers for the most updated schedules and transportation availability as the NFL Draft approaches, April 27 to April 29.