Getting Around

Downtown welcomes athletes, officials and fans as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s & Women's Basketball Championships return to Kansas City. 


Parking Downtown for Big 12 Tournament

There are approximately 40,000 parking spaces in Downtown Kansas City, and even more throughout the metro. To find parking near T-Mobile Center and Municipal Auditorium, view our Downtown Kansas City Parking Map

Park KC

Download the City of Kansas City's Park KC app to pay for parking in municipal garages and metered parking directly from your phone. The Park KC app can be used for any of the city’s 1,500 parking meters.



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

Getting Around Downtown

Kansas City Streetcar

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

Running until 12 a.m. during the week and 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, ride from the steps of T-Mobile Center through the heart of Kansas City’s Downtown along the 2.2-mile Streetcar route.

Metro Area Express (MAX)

Riding Kansas City's rapid bus transit line is now free due to the City of KCMO's zero-fare agreement.

For information and route maps for the Main, Troost and Prospect lines, visit or call the Regional Call Center at 816-221-0660, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

RideKC Bike

Bike sharing is fully automated and self-service. Stations are spread throughout Downtown KC and the River Market neighborhood. Simply download the RideKC Bike app and select your bike. Once you reach your destination, just dock the bike at the nearest kiosk.


Bird scooters are available throughout the City of Kansas City, Missouri. Download the Bird app in the App Store or Google Play to ride.

Visit KC Visitor Center

A short walk from both T-Mobile Center and many Downtown KC hotels, the newly opened Visit KC Visitor Center at 1111 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 Big 12 Basketball Championships:

Thursday, March 7 through Saturday, March 9
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12 through Saturday, March 16
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Street Closures

Fan Fest on Grand

Please be advised that fan fests and other Championship activities will close the following streets/lanes:

Grand Boulevard (between 13th St. and Truman Rd. N.): Closed starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 4, through 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 17.

Truman Rd. N. (between Oak and Grand): Two westbound lanes closed starting at 8:00 a.m. Monday, March 4, through 11:59 p.m. Saturday, March 16.

Oak Street (between 13th St. and Truman Rd. N.): One southbound lane closed starting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7 through 10 p.m. Saturday, March 16.

14th Street (between Walnut St. and Grand Blvd.): Closed starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 4, through 9 p.m. on Monday, March 18.

Walnut Street (between 13th St. and Truman Rd. N.): Closed starting at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6, through 9 p.m. on Monday, March 18.

Residents and guests of Two Light apartments will have access to the building’s garage throughout the event.