Big 12 Tournament: Road closures and parking

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City is preparing for another Big 12 Tournament at the Sprint Center. Thousands of fans will be pouring into the city, which means congestion is likely. 

Kansas City, Missouri drivers will start seeing road closures Monday morning, and those closures will expand as the week goes on. Kansas City officials said there may be alterations to road closures and detours based on traffic through the tournament.

Road closures

MONDAY CLOSURES: (10 a.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday)

  • Grand Boulevard between 13th and Truman Road 
  • 14th St. between Walnut Street and Grand
  • Truman Road between Oak Street and Walnut 
  • Grand Boulevard Bridge 

TUESDAY CLOSURES: (9 a.m. to midnight Sunday) 

  • 14th St. between Main St. and Walnut
  • Walnut St. between 13th and Truman

SATURDAY CLOSURES: (10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Kansas City's Big 12 Run) 

  • Grand Boulevard, between Eighth and 12th streets and between Truman and Gillham Road
  • Eighth Street, between Grand and Holmes Street
  • Holmes Street, between Eighth and 18th Street and between 30th and 31st streets
  • Truman Road, between Holmes and Woodland Avenue and Grand and Oak Street
  • Woodland Avenue, between Truman and 18th
  • 18th Street, between Woodland and Highland Avenue and between Holmes and Grand
  • Highland Street, between 18th and 17th Terrace
  • 17th Terrace, between Highland and The Paseo
  • The Paseo, between 17th Terrace and 31st
  • 31st Street, between The Paseo and Holmes
  • 30th Street, between Holmes and McGee Street
  • McGee Street, between Holmes and Gillham
  • Gillham Road, between McGee and Grand
  • Oak Street, between Truman and Ninth Street
  • Ninth Street, between Oak and Grand

Photo courtesy SportKC.org

Parking

If you decide to drive to the Sprint Center there are thousands of parking spaces in the downtown area.

Photo courtesy visitkc.com

The city also has a way for you to reserve your parking spot in advance in some parking garages. It's called Click and Park, and it allows you to prepay for parking in Kansas City's municipal garages. Just make sure to print off your parking pass before you head out. 

Click here to see a detailed parking map

KC Streetcar

If finding parking downtown sounds too daunting, you can park elsewhere and ride on the KC Streetcar. It's the first year the streetcar will be operating during the Big 12 tournament. You can hop on at Union Station, Crossroads or the City Market and hop off at Power & Light at 14th and Main. The streetcar is free. 

For an interactive map showing KC Streetcar stops and where to park, visit http://kcstreetcar.org/route-map/

You can also find the map on your mobile device by downloading KC Street Track. The app costs about a dollar. It will show the directions of the streetcars and their movement, number of streetcars on the route and other alerts that may be beneficial to riders. At this time it does not show real time arrival information. 

To see where the KC Streetcar is at any given moment you can use a new website just introduced to the public in February. The website smartkcmo.xaqt.com shows a blue icon, which represents the streetcars moving north and south on Main Street. 

The website is also beneficial for those driving to downtown KC, showing traffic flow on Main Street and where there are open parking spots. Click here for a demonstration on how to use the website.

You can also see more information about the tournament on Visit KC’s website.

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