The Kansas City Chiefs are once again Super Bowl champions!
Kansas City is gearing up for a big celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 15, downtown.
The Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade will kick off at 12 p.m. at 6th Street and Grand Boulevard, heading south on Grand Boulevard, west on Pershing Road, north on Main, and culminating at Union Station. The parade will last approximately 1.5 hours.
The rally will begin at approximately 1:45 p.m. in front of Union Station and the National WWI Museum and Memorial north lawn, lasting approximately 1 hour.
The parade route has been planned with the safety and security of fans in mind. The City anticipates tremendous crowds. With that in mind, City services and business operations will be impacted on Wednesday and Thursday.
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Road closures on the parade route began Tuesday, February 14 at noon.
Union Station will be closed to public access beginning Tuesday, February 14 at 10 p.m. It will reopen on Thursday, February 16 at 6 a.m.
The streets running east and west of Grand Boulevard will be closed between Walnut & McGee from the Berkley Riverfront on the north to Pershing Road on the south.
Vehicular traffic will be allowed to cross at 7th Street/Admiral Blvd, 13th Street, Truman Road and 18th Street until Wednesday morning, February 15, at 9 a.m.
Pedestrian Crossings on Grand will be available at 9th Street, 13th Street, Truman Road, 18th Street and 20th Street.
Motorists should avoid the areas along and around the parade route, including Grand Boulevard, Pershing Road and Main Street. Drivers should use alternate routes and allow for extra time when traveling in the area.
There will be significant travel delays on Wednesday. Additional road closures and lane restrictions may be necessary during the event to maintain public safety. Streets will reopen as early as conditions allow.
TRANSIT AND PARKING
There will be significant travel delays on roadways and street closures immediately before, during, and after the Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade.
The Kansas City Streetcar will suspend operation beginning at 12:01am on Wednesday, February 15 and will reopen as conditions allow. The KC Streetcar will replace streetcar vehicle service with two RideKC Bus Links starting at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 15. The RideKC Bus links will operate along Main Street, stopping at designated streetcar stops. Click here for more information on Parade day streetcar stops. Ride KC bus operations for parade day will be free with very limited service.
KCATA Park & Ride Locations (Roundtrip service provided)
Park and Ride shuttles will run from 7:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., and then again from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Riders need to return to the drop off location for their specific shuttle. Please account for possible wait times at park and ride locations. Be prepared for a 45 minute wait at popular locations. Click here for more information.
Worlds of Fun
4545 Worlds of Fun Ave, Kansas City, MO 64161 (map)
Event Dropoff and Shuttle Pick-up: Truman Road & Lydia
HyVee Arena / West Bottoms (map)
1800 Genessee St, Kansas City, MO 64102
Event Dropoff and Shuttle Pick-up: 18th & Troost
Swope Park/Zoo (map)
6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, MO 64132
Event Dropoff and Shuttle Pick-up: 31st & Gillham
Oak Park Mall
11149 W 95th St, Overland Park, KS 66214 (map)
(95th and Neiman Road Park & Ride location)
Event Dropoff and Shuttle Pick-up: 25th & Southwest Boulevard
47th and State Metrocenter (map)
4601 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102
Event Dropoff and Shuttle Pick-up: 31st & Gillham
There will be parking restrictions along and around the parade route. These restrictions go into effect at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 14, and extend into the late evening on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Cars parked in temporary no parking zones will be relocated at owner’s expense. Cars parked on the interstate will be relocated at owner’s expense. If your vehicle has been relocated, you may call (816) 513-0688 for the location.
Travel to downtown KCMO by scooter or bike! There are three micro-mobility partners in Kansas City that provide an alternative way to navigate around town during parade festivities: RideKCBike, SPIN, and Bird.
Please keep in mind:
– Scooters and bikes will not be permitted to ride in road closure areas
– Be mindful of pedestrians and do not ride on sidewalks
– Obey traffic laws
PUBLIC SAFETY INFORMATION
The perimeter of the parade will be firmly secured and protected for maximum public safety. The City asks the public to do their part, use common sense, and stay aware of their surroundings. Attendees should immediately report suspicious activity by notifying a police officer or dialing 911.
Use, operation, deployment, or monitoring of any aerial vehicle, including but not limited to any fixed wing rotoaircraft, drone, rocket, powered balloons, ultralights, or model aircraft, regardless of whether controlled by line of sight, radio frequency, tethers, or any other means, is prohibited at any time during the parade. Violators may be subject to prosecution and fines for violations of FAA regulated airspace restrictions.
- Not leave bags unattended and immediately contact police if they notice an unattended bag.
- Make a plan regarding travel, parking, supervision of children and wear comfortable and warm attire. Be prepared to walk, as road closures near the parade route will lead to traffic congestion and delays.
- Note that CELL PHONE RECEPTION MAY BE EXTREMELY LIMITED.
- Make a plan in case you become separated from your party, including identifying meetup points in case of separation. It is recommended that you take photos of your family in the event that you need to locate them and identify what they are wearing.
- Ensure children have contact information for their parents or guardians on their person.
The Kansas City Fire Department will have roving crews and also staffed medic (EMS) tents on the east side of Union Station on Main Street and in the area of Kessler and Pershing on the west side (see map for location). If you require emergency medical attention, locate a roving KCFD firefighter. KCFD crews will be located on the perimeter of the parade route and will be identifiable via fluorescent green vests and flags.
If you become separated from your group, locate a police officer. Any missing people or children will be taken to one of seven reunification locations:
- UMB Bank | 928 Grand Blvd (map)
- The Kansas City Missouri Police Department | 1125 Locust St (map)
- T-Mobile Center Concourse | 14th & Grand (map)
- Resurrection Downtown | 1601 Grand Blvd (map)
- UMB Bank | 1800 Grand Blvd (map)
- Blue Cross & Blue Shield – West side entrance | 2301 Main St (map)
- Lunchland at Crown Center | 2475 Grand (map) | Located on the Third Level above SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER
Parade producers have designated space in Crown Center Square for wheelchairs and ADA accessibility. Please be advised that space is limited and is first come, first served. The parade and rally will be televised in this area. ASL interpreters will be present.
Please contact Erica Good, City ADA Liaison at (816) 513-1836 with any questions specifically related to accessibility. Andrea Dorch, is Director of Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity for the City of Kansas City.
Click here to report any ADA concerns through 311.