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March 13-18, 2023

College basketball’s oldest national championship returns to Kansas City in 2023, marking 77 years in the City of Fountains and 85 years overall. The competition will host 16 teams in a 15-game, single-elimination format.



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2023 NAIA Men's Basketball National Championship

Tournament Information

The competition will host 16 teams in a 15-game, single-elimination format. The final 16 participants who make it to the Championship in KC will arrive after fighting through an initial field of 64 teams.

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Kansas City's historic Municipal Auditorium is the home for the 2023 Men's Basketball National Championship.

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Hotels in Kansas City

Despite the energizing allure of Kansas City’s nightlife, eventually you’ll want a place to rest your head. Start looking now for your accommodations during the championship.

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where to eat during the tournament

Barbecue may be Kansas City’s signature food, but the dining scene here embodies the city’s many cultural influences, ranging from international cuisines and homestyle cooking to farm-fresh fare.

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Kansas City Streetcar

Ride through the heart of Kansas City’s Downtown along this 2.2-mile route, which runs through Main Street and connects the River Market to Union Station/Crown Center with 16 stops along the way, including Municipal Auditorium—only steps away from several Downtown stops.

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Parking in Downtown KC

The Downtown KC area offers approximately 40,000 available parking spaces. Find convenient options near Municipal Auditorium with the Downtown Kansas City parking map.