Big 12 Championship

Big 12 Parking & Street Closures

March 13-16

Downtown will welcome thousands of basketball fans as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship returns to Kansas City for an unprecedented 18th time, March 13-16.

Street Closures

Please be advised that fan fests and other Championship activities will close the following streets surrounding Sprint Center: 

  • Grand Boulevard (between 13th St. and Truman Rd.): closed starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 11, through 6 a.m. on Sunday, March 17.
  • 14th Street (between Main and Walnut Sts.): closed starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, through midnight on Sunday, March 17.
  • 14th Street (between Walnut St. and Grand Blvd.): closed starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 11, through 6 a.m. on Sunday, March 17. There will be valet access to 14th between Main and Walnut during the closure.
  • Walnut Street (between 13th St. and Truman Rd.): closed starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, through midnight on Sunday, March 17.
  • Truman Road (from Oak St. to Walnut St., including the Grand Boulevard Bridge) will be limited to one lane starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 11, through 6 a.m. on Sunday, March 17.
  • Residents and guests of Two Light apartments will have access to the building’s garage throughout the event.

In addition, Kansas City’s Big 12 Run will close the following streets on Saturday, March 16, starting at 8 a.m. until the conclusion of the race at roughly 11 a.m. Traffic will be allowed to cross the race route when deemed safe to do so by the Kansas City Police Department. A course map can be found at kcbig12run.com.

  • Grand Boulevard (between 8th and 12th Sts., and between Truman and Pershing Rd.)
  • 8th Street (between Grand Blvd. and Holmes St.)
  • Holmes Street (between 8th and 18th Sts. and between 30th and 31st Sts.)
  • Truman Road (between Holmes St. and Woodland Ave. and between Grand Blvd. and Oak St.)
  • Woodland Avenue (between Truman Rd. and 18th St.)
  • 18th Street (between Woodland and Vine St. and between Holmes St. and Grand Blvd.)
  • Vine Street (between 18th St. and 17th Ter.)
  • 17th Terrace (between Vine St. and MLK Jr. Blvd./The Paseo)
  • MLK Jr. Blvd./The Paseo (between 17th Ter. and 31st St.)
  • 31st Street (between MLK Jr. Blvd./The Paseo and Holmes St.)
  • 30th Street (between Holmes St. and McGee)
  • McGee (between Holmes St. and Gillham Rd.)
  • Gillham Road (between McGee and Pershing Rd.)
  • Oak Street (between Truman Rd. and 9th St.)
  • 9th Street (between Oak St. and Grand Blvd.)

Not included in this list are streets closed or impacted by construction. Due to traffic congestion, city officials encourage drivers to allow for extra time when traveling to and through Downtown.

Parking

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 Sprint Center and Big 12 Championship festivities, 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 kcmo.clickandpark.com to check available parking inventory in downtown KC. Once you’ve pre-paid 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 Parkmobile to pay for your metered parking directly from your phone. The Parkmobile app can be used for any of the City’s 1,500 parking meters.

Parking Along the Streetcar Route

Parking along the new streetcar route 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 kcstreetcar.org.

Getting Around Downtown

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 STEETCAR

Sit or stand while you ride through the heart of Downtown KC. The 2.2 mile route along Main Street connects the River Market to Union Station/Crown Center with 16 stops along the way.

METRO AREA EXPRESS (MAX)

The MAX will run every 8-10 minutes throughout the Championship, and the Main Street line will be temporarily rerouted for the duration of the event. For further information as well as route maps of the Main and Troost lines, visit ridekc.org or call the Regional Call Center at 816-221-0660, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

TAXI LANES

From Wed.-Sat. of Big 12 Championship Week taxi lanes will be available on the south lane of 13th Street between Oak and Grand. Taxis will be queued up and ready in the evenings to help patrons make it home safe.

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.

Zipcar

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.

TRAFFIC

Due to traffic congestion related to these closures, city officials encourage drivers to allow for extra time when traveling through downtown.

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