Historical details from the 2023 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's and Women's Basketball Championships are available below. Please return to this page for updated information as the 2024 postseason approaches.
Downtown welcomes athletes, officials and fans as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s & Women's Basketball Championships return to Kansas City.
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 allows you to prepay for parking in Kansas City’s municipal garages. Download the City of Kansas City's Park KC app to reserve your garage parking or pay for your 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 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.
Running until 12 a.m. during the week and 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, 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 the City of KCMO's zero-fare agreement.
Providing convenient service for fans, the Main MAX bus route will run every 20 minutes during the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship. The line will be temporarily rerouted. Northbound buses from Crown Center at Pershing & Grand, Westport, and the Country Club Plaza via Broadway will stop at 12th Street & Grand Blvd. Southbound buses from 3rd Street & Grand Blvd. in the River Market will stop at 11th Street & Grand Blvd.
For further information and route maps for the Main, Troost and Prospect lines, visit ridekc.org or call the Regional Call Center at 816-221-0660, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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 Municipal Auditorium, as well as many Downtown KC hotels, the newly opened 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 Big 12 Basketball Championships:
Wednesday, March 8 to Saturday, March 11
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please be advised that fan fests and other Championship activities will close the following streets/lanes:
Grand Boulevard (between 13th St. and Truman Rd.): Closed starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 6, through 6 a.m. on Sunday, March 12.
14th Street (between Walnut St. and Grand Blvd.): Closed starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 6, through 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 12.
14th Street (between Main and Walnut Sts.): Closed starting at 12 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, through 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 12.
Walnut Street (between 13th and 14th Sts.): Closed starting at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, through 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 12.
Truman Rd. N. will be limited to one lane between Oak St. and Walnut St., Monday, March 6 at 10 a.m., through Sunday, March 12, at 6 a.m.
One southbound lane on Oak Street will be closed between 13th St. and Truman Rd. N., Wednesday, March 8 at 8 a.m., through Saturday, March 11 at 8 p.m.
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 12, on a rolling basis starting at 9 a.m. until the conclusion of the race (approximately 10:30 a.m.) Traffic will be allowed to cross the race route when deemed safe to do so by KCPD. The course map can be found at big12run.com.
Grand Blvd. between 9th and 13th St.
9th St. between Grand Blvd. and Woodland Ave.
Woodland Ave. between 9th St. and Independence Ave.
Independence Ave. between Woodland Ave. and Maple Blvd.
Maple Blvd. between Independence Ave and Missouri Ave.
Troost Ave. between 9th and 12th St.
12th St. between Troost Ave. and Holmes St.
Holmes St. between 12th and 18th St.
18th St. between Holmes St. and Oak St.
Oak St. between 10th and 18th St.
10th St. between Grand Blvd. and Oak St.
Not included in this list are streets closed or impacted by construction.