Thousands of teens get curfew reprieve for One Direction concert

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Sprint center was the place to be on Friday night as the wildly popular boy band called "One Direction" took the stage.

But for some parents, this concert means a logistical nightmare.

With construction and road closures, the area around the Sprint Center is expected to be congested.

The arena was sold out with about 15,000 thousand people in attendance, most of which were teens.

In light of recent events, the Kansas City Police Department said they are making an exception for the curfew tonight in the Power and Light District.

According to the police, if teens are picked up by a reasonable time, there shouldn't be any problems.

But, there have been a lot of parents from out of town who are patiently waiting outside for the concert to end.

"We are meeting at a designated area. We are picking them up to head to our car," Jeni Simkins, who drove all the way from Illinois, said.

Gerald Walsh drove with his daughter from Arkansas.

"Well, actually we are driving back tonight, about a three hour drive so not too bad," Walsh said.

Back outside the Sprint Center, if you are a local parent and are driving to pick up your teen, the Sprint Center says most of them will be ushered to the Oak Street exit.

The concert probably won't be over until after 11.

For now Grand from 13th to 14th Street is still closed.

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