The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions once again!
Kansas City is preparing for a big party on Wednesday, February 15, downtown.
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The Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade will kick off at 12:00 on 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 1:45pm in front of Union Station and the National WWI Museum and Memorial North Lawn, lasting approximately 1 hour.
The parade route was planned with the safety and security of the fans in mind. The city expects huge crowds. With that in mind, city services and business operations will be impacted on Wednesday and Thursday.
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Road closures along the parade route began on Tuesday, February 14 at noon.
Union Station will be closed to the public as of Tuesday, February 14 at 10:00 PM Will reopen Thursday, February 16 at 6:00 AM
Roads running east and west of Grand Boulevard will be closed between Walnut and McGee from the Berkley Riverfront north to Pershing Road south.
Vehicular traffic will be permitted to cross 7th Street/Admiral Blvd, 13th Street, Truman Road and 18th Street through Wednesday morning, February 15, at 9:00 a.m.
Walkways on Grand will be available at 9th Street, 13th Street, Truman Road, 18th Street and 20th Street.
Motorists should avoid areas along and around the parade route, including Grand Boulevard, Pershing Road and Main Street. Drivers should use alternative routes and allow more time when traveling in the area.
There will be significant travel delays on Wednesday. Additional road closures and lane restrictions may be required during the event to maintain public safety. Roads will reopen as soon as conditions allow.
TRANSIT AND PARKING
There will be significant travel delays on roads and road closures immediately before, during and after the Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade.
The Kansas City Streetcar will suspend operations beginning at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, February 15 and will reopen when conditions permit. The KC Streetcar will replace the streetcar service with two RideKC Bus Links starting at 6am Wednesday February 15th. RideKC Bus connections will operate along Main Street, stopping at designated trolley stops. Click here for more information on Parade Day Trolley Stops. Ride KC bus operations on parade day will be free with very limited service.
KCATA Park & Ride Locations (Round-Trip Service Provided) The Park and Ride shuttles will operate from 7:30am to 11am, and then again from 12pm to 4:30pm. Riders must return to the drop-off location for their specific shuttle. Please take into account the possible waiting times at the parking and ride locations. Be prepared for a 45-minute wait at popular venues. Click here for more detailed information.
Worlds of Fun 4545 Worlds of Fun Ave, Kansas City, MO 64161 (map) Event Arrival and Shuttle Pickup: Truman Road and Lydia
HyVee Arena / West Bottoms (map) 1800 Genessee St, Kansas City, MO 64102 Event Arrival & Shuttle Pickup: 18th & Troost
Swope Park/Zoo (map) 6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, MO 64132 Event Pickup & Shuttle: 31st & Gillham
Oak Park Mall 11149 W 95th St, Overland Park, KS 66214 (map) (Park & Ride location 95th & Neiman Road) Event & Shuttle Departure: 25th & Southwest Boulevard
47th & 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 come into effect at noon on Tuesday 14 February and extend into the late evening of Wednesday 15 February. Cars parked in temporary unparked zones will be transferred at the owner’s expense. Cars parked on the highway will be transferred at the owner’s expense. If your vehicle has been relocated, you may call (816) 513-0688 for the location.
Most lots around the parade site will be paid for parking, including the National WWI Museum and Memorial, Union Station, and Crown Center. Please check the organization’s websites for more details.
Get to downtown KCMO by scooter or bicycle! There are three micro-mobility partners in Kansas City that provide an alternative way to get around town during the parade festivities: RideKCBike, SPIN, and Bird. Please keep in mind:
– Scooters and bicycles will not be allowed to circulate in areas closed off from roads – Pay attention to pedestrians and do not drive on sidewalks – Respect traffic laws
PUBLIC SAFETY INFORMATION
The perimeter of the procession will be securely secured and protected for maximum public safety. Council is asking the public to do their part, use common sense and be aware of their surroundings. Participants should report suspicious activity immediately by notifying a police officer or calling 911.
Use, operation, deployment, or monitoring of any air vehicle, including but not limited to any fixed-wing, drone, rocket, powered balloon, microlight, or model aircraft, whether controlled by line-of-sight, radio frequency, wire, 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.
- Do not leave your luggage unattended and contact the police immediately if they notice unattended luggage.
- Make a plan regarding travel, parking, supervising children, and wear comfortable, warm clothing. Be prepared to walk, as road closures near the parade route will lead to traffic congestion and delays.
- Please note that MOBILE RECEPTION MAY BE EXTREMELY LIMITED.
- Make a plan in case you become separated from your group, including identifying meeting points in case of separation. It is recommended that you take pictures of your family in case you need to locate them and identify what they are wearing.
- Make sure children have their parent or guardian’s contact information on their person.
The Kansas City Fire Department will have roving crews and also medical tents (EMS) on the east side of Union Station on Main Street and in the Kessler and Pershing area on the west side (see map for location). If you need emergency medical attention, locate a traveling KCFD firefighter. KCFD crews will be positioned around the perimeter of the parade route and will be identifiable by fluorescent green vests and flags.
If you get separated from your group, locate a police officer. Any missing persons or children will be taken to one of seven meeting places:
The producers of the parade have designated a space in Crown Center Square for wheelchairs and ADA accessibility. Please note that space is limited and it is first come first served. The parade and rally will be televised in this area. ASL interpreters will be present.
For ADA parking information, visit the Crown Center and Union Station websites.
Please contact Erica Good, City ADA Liaison at (816) 513-1836 with any questions specifically for accessibility. Andrea Dorch, is director of civil rights and equal opportunity for the city of Kansas City.
Click here to report any issues to ADA via 311.