Kansas City was recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the Top 10 Cities for Sports-Crazed Fans. The Kansas City metro’s well-appointed venues include award-winning professional sports stadiums, state-of-the-art convention facilities and modern, multi-functional arenas.
Known as the College Basketball Capital of America, Kansas City hosts more college basketball tournament games than anywhere else in the country each March. In 2014, the whopping total came to 58 teams and 54 games stretched across 15 days. Tournaments each March include postseason play for the Big 12 Conference, the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Historic Municipal Auditorium, a venue inside the Kansas City Convention Center, holds the distinction of having hosted more Final Fours than any other American venue.
Visit KC works closely with the Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation to attract and host sports events in Kansas City. As a privately-funded nonprofit, the Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation makes more than 25 annual events available to the community.
Hosted Events & Future Championships
- Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship
- Heart of America Volleyball MLK Tournament
- Junior Volleyball Association World Challenge
- MIAA Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championships
- Missouri State High School Activities Association- Boys and Girls Golf Championships
- Missouri State High School Activities Association- Girls Soccer Championships
- Missouri State High School Activities Association- Volleyball Championships
- MLB All-Star Game
- MLS All-Star Game
- National Collegiate Volleyball Federation National Tournament
- NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship
- NCAA Div. I, II, and III Soccer Championships
- NCAA Div. I Volleyball Championship
- NCAA Div. II Football Championship
- NCAA Div. I Basketball Regionals and Second/Third Rounds
- National Soccer Coaches Association of America Annual Convention
- National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators National Conference
- USA Fencing North American Cup
- USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Trampoline & Tumbling National Championship
- USA Volleyball Show Me National Qualifier