Getting Around

Downtown welcomes athletes, officials and fans as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s & Women's Basketball Championships return to Kansas City, March 10-14. 


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

Click and Park - Reserve your parking spot

Click and Park is a new reservation system that allows you to prepay for parking in Kansas City’s municipal garages. Visit to check available parking inventory in downtown KC. Once you’ve prepaid for your parking, just print off your parking pass and you’re good to go.

Metered Parking

Metered parking along streets is available in many parts of the city. Download the City of Kansas City's new parking app, ParkSmartKC, to pay for your metered parking directly from your phone. The ParkSmartKC 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

With extended hours for the Big 12 Basketball Championships, ride from the steps of T-Mobile Center and Municipal Auditorium 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 KCMO's zero-fare agreement. Providing convenient and frequent service for fans, the Main MAX route will run every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night to T-Mobile Center during the Men’s Championship, while the line will be temporarily rerouted during the games. Northbound buses from Crown Center, Westport and the Plaza will stop at 12th & Grand. Southbound buses from 3rd & Grand will stop at 11th & Grand. To travel to the Women’s Championship at Municipal Auditorium, transfer to the KC Streetcar by walking from the Main MAX Crown Center stop to Union Station, or transfer in City Market at 3rd & Grand. For further information as well as route maps of 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 swipe your member card or credit card and a bike will be automatically unlocked for you. Once you reach your destination, just dock the bike at the nearest kiosk.


The City of Kansas City, Missouri has partnered with Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, to offer car share options around the city. Zipcars can be reserved by the hour or by the day and are parked in designated spots for pick-up and drop-off. The cars can be accessed in minutes by downloading the mobile app or signing up on Zipcar’s website.

Street Closures

Fan Fest on Grand

Please be advised that Championship activities will close the following streets/lanes:

  • Grand Boulevard (between 13th St. and Truman Rd.) will close 2 hours prior to tipoff of the first game at T-Mobile Center each day, reopening following events on Wednesday and Thursday. On Saturday and Sunday, the closures will extend into the following morning (6 a.m.). 
  • Central Street (from 13th to 14th streets): closed 24 hours a day from Tuesday until Sunday. 
  • In addition, the following parking lanes will be closed 24 hours a day from Tuesday until Sunday:
    • 16th Street north parking lane, from 14th to 16th Streets
    • Central Street east parking lane, from 14th to 16th Streets