Downtown streets to close during Big 12 Basketball week

Downtown KC will be rocking next week when thousands of basketball fans pour in to town for the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Tournament and Big 12 Run at Sprint Center.

Are you ready for March Madness?!

Downtown KC will welcome thousands of basketball fans next week as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship returns to Kansas City for its highly anticipated 16th time, March 8-11.

A series of fan fests and other Championship activities will close the following streets surrounding Sprint Center:

  • 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 Main and Walnut Sts.): closed starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, through midnight on Sunday, March 12.
  • 14th Street (between Walnut St. and Grand Blvd.): closed starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 6, through 6 a.m. on Sunday, March 12.
  • Walnut Street (between 13th St. and Truman Rd.): closed starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, through midnight on Sunday, March 12.
  • Truman Road (from Oak St. to Walnut St., including the Grand Boulevard Bridge) will be closed starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 6, through 6 a.m. on Sunday, March 12.

In addition, Kansas City’s Big 12 Run will close the following streets on Saturday, March 11, starting at 10 a.m. and last until the conclusion of the race (roughly 12:30 p.m.):

  • Grand Boulevard (between 8th and 12th Sts., and between Truman and Gillham Rds.)
  • 8th Street (between Grand Blvd. and Holmes St.)
  • Holmes Street (between 8th and 18th Sts. and between 30th and 31st Sts.)
  • Truman Road (between Holmes St. and Woodland Ave. and between Grand Blvd. and Oak St.)
  • Woodland Avenue (between Truman Rd. and 18th St.)
  • 18th Street (between Woodland and Highland Aves. and between Holmes St. and Grand Blvd.)
  • Highland Avenue (between 18th St. and 17th Ter.)
  • 17th Terrace (between Highland Ave. and The Paseo)
  • The Paseo (between 17th Ter. and 31st St.)
  • 31st Street (between The Paseo and Holmes St.)
  • 30th Street (between Holmes St. and McGee)
  • McGee (between Holmes St. and Gillham Rd.)
  • Gillham Road (between McGee and Grand Blvd.)
  • Oak Street (between Truman Rd. and 9th St.)
  • 9th Street (between Oak St. and Grand Blvd.)

Due to traffic congestion related to these closures, city officials encourage drivers to allow for extra time when traveling through Downtown.

For a detailed parking map and other Championship information, visit the Official Fan Information Site at VisitKC.com/Big12Basketball. The Kansas City Police Department reminds fans to lock vehicles and stow valuables when cars are unattended.