KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The day of the Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade has arrived! Hundreds of thousands of Chiefs fans are expected to fill the streets of Kansas City on Wednesday to celebrate the team’s victory in Super Bowl LVII.
KSHB 41 News brings you live coverage of the latest parade updates.
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18:39 | There have been at least two arrests related to the Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade celebrating their Super Bowl LVII victory on Wednesday, according to Kansas City, Missouri, police.
18:33 | Linebacker Nick Bolton gave his alma mater a nod during Wednesday’s Super Bowl LVII victory rally.
17:29 | Comedian Rob Riggle and actor Eric Stonestreet made sure they didn’t miss the Super Bowl parade on Wednesday.
5pm | Even during a supposed “rebuild year,” the Chiefs still made it to the top of the NFL mountain.
16:11 | Thousands of “hell yeahs” were heard as Kelce addressed fans at Wednesday’s rally celebrating the team’s Super Bowl LVII win.
14:58 | Chris Jones and Travis Kelce finished the rally in style.
2:38 pm | “In our year of rebuilding, we are world champions!” Mahomes keeps it real in front of Chiefs Kingdom.
2:35 pm | With a microphone in hand, Travis Kelce channels his inner Teacher P.
14:34 | Big Red is “very proud” of everyone as the rally continues.
14:28 | After some waiting, the Champion Chiefs take the stage in front of Union Station.
2:25 pm | Chiefs GM Brett Veach thanks many people at the rally.
14:18 | Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt and chairman Mark Donovan delivered remarks at the rally.
2:15 pm | In case you missed it, Chiefs offensive coordinator, Eric Bieniemy, is reportedly interviewing Thursday for the open position of offensive coordinator for Washington commanders.
1:57 pm | Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne performs a local classic to keep the energy up for Chiefs Kingdom as the parade turns into a rally.
1:40 pm | KCPD says officers found multiple children separated from their parents and guardians at the Chiefs Super Bowl parade.
Police say find the nearest officer to know where to reunite with your child if he is missing.
1:36 pm | Rookie Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco gets jiggy with it.
1:32 pm | Juan Thornhill gets emotional as he talks about the team’s journey to this point.
1:25 pm | Say hello to Mahomes!
12:57 | And, of course, Chiefs security Justin Reid had a message for haters who doubted Kansas City would host a parade.
12:54 | The Chiefs’ wide receiver corps gave the crowd adequate control.
12:34 | Chief tight end Travis Kelce and his mother Donna were seen lounging in their parade bus.
12:31 | Moments later, Mahomes showed off his dance moves to Chiefs Kingdom.
12:30 | Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes got off his parade bus to greet the fans.
Noon | The Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade is ready for the races!
11:50 am | Patrick Mahome’s mother Randi met KSHB 41 News host Dia Wall.
While watching Super Bowl LVII, Randi Mahomes says he didn’t feel very well seeing his son in pain, but he knew they weren’t going to keep him off the field.
With the parade on the horizon, Randi Mahomes said being here feels surreal.
As for Patrick Mahomes, he predicts he’s going to have a long day!
11:48 am | The parade buses are loaded! Get ready for the Chiefs Kingdom Champions parade starting at noon!
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11:45 am | With the parade just around the corner, former Chiefs star Neil Smith joined KSHB 41 News host Kevin Holmes to discuss the excitement.
11:50 am | A temporary restriction on flying, including drones, is in effect until 3pm Wednesday within 3 miles of the parade.
During the parade, KCPD officers are not only supporting the peace, they are also destroying it.
11:32 am | Missouri Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver will visit the White House Thursday after today’s parade.
He says President Joe Biden owes him more than a cheesesteak after the White House makes a bet on the Super Bowl.
11 | Only one hour left until the Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade starts!
Kansas City actor Eric Stonestreet, best known for his role in Modern Family, congratulated Chiefs players and gave coach Andy Reid a hug after their Super Bowl LVII victory, and will now participate in the parade.
“I try to live my Chiefs Kingdom fan-ship on behalf of other Chiefs fans,” Stonestreet said. “I get to do things that a lot of people can’t do and that I don’t take for granted.”
10:45 am | A Chiefs fan in attendance has more on their mind than just the team’s Super Bowl victory.
For Dave McKellips of Tulsa, Oklahoma, February 15, 2023 is not only the day of the Champions Parade, but it would also have been his brother’s 66th birthday.
She says her brother became partially quadriplegic at 17 and died when he was 40.
The last Christmas present McKellips got from his brother was a Kansas City Chiefs jacket. He brought one last gift to Kansas City to honor his brother in today’s parade.
“There’s definitely that sentimental attachment,” McKellips said. “I am grateful for my brother and the gift he has given and I wish he was here to celebrate.”
10:30 am | The KSHB 41 News reporter also caught up with actor Rob Riggle to learn about his Super Bowl experience.
“We have the best team in the world. I honestly wasn’t nervous,” Riggle said.
He says he failed to make it to Kansas City for the 2020 Champions Parade
“I’m completely anticipating all the Kansas City pride,” Riggle said. “Kansas City people are the best. They are just the best.”
10:25 am | KCPD says the 9-year-old boy has been located.
10:10 am | The VIP rest area is filling up and a familiar face in attendance is Tech N9ne.
“It feels good to be the king,” the “Red Kingdom” rapper told KSHB 41.
10:02 am | The KCPD reports the disappearance of a 9-year-old boy on the parade route, last seen near Pershing Road and Main Street.
The child is a white male with dirty blond hair. He wears a Patrick Mahomes jersey (badged with Mahomes’ number, 15).
The police are asking anyone who sees the child to inform the nearest police officer.
There are a total of seven missing persons reunification areas along the route.
9:50 am | Kansas City celebrities join in on the fun!
KSHB 41 News Chief Meteorologist Mike Nicco has spotted actor Eric Stonestreet.
Meanwhile, reporter Charlie Keegan met Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne.
9:32 am | The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department caught a glimpse of the growing crowd from above.
9:15 am | Our crew took the shuttle from World’s of Fun and was dropped off at E Truman Road and Lydia Avenue.
McMaster and photographer Jake Weller are providing more updates on the route to take for Grand Boulevard. Give yourself at least a 45-minute head start.
8:54 am | KSHB 41 News Senior investigative reporter Jessica McMaster is traveling in a shuttle to the parade route. Shuttles run until 11am McMaster suggests allowing yourself plenty of time in advance to account for wait times.
RideKC provides some travel tips:
As of 9 am, people will no longer be able to cross the Grand Boulevard.
8:48 am | Buses at World’s of Fun, one of five park-and-ride transportation venues, stand ready to take fans along the parade route.
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KSHB 41 reporter Abby Dodge checked in with Kansas City, Missouri Police Department Captain Donna Drake to hear important safety information families should know during the parade.
8:10 am | Chiefs Kingdom agrees: KSHB 41 News is your Chiefs home!
7:51 | Katherine Holland, Chief Operating Officer and Acting Director of the Kansas City Sports Commission, discussed what it took to make the parade a reality.
7:30 am | KSHB 41 News Traffic Anchor Daisha Jones is giving you the info you need to know to navigate the area near the parade route:
7:17 | Fans will be able to see the Chiefs player astride these “world champion” buses during the midday parade.
Players will gather with other VIPs at BarK Dog Bar before the parade. Staff are on site to prepare the VIP staging area.
7:13 am | KSHB 41 News hosts Dia Wall and Kevin Holmes, and Sports Director Mick Shaffer, are on the main stage ahead of the day’s events.
7:10 am | As we get closer to the parade, the fans light up more!
Meanwhile, all is quiet on Grand Boulevard, but that will surely change soon!
6:49 | Some fans along the parade route are getting creative.
6:43 | KSHB 41 News Reporter McKenzie Nelson will give you a bird’s eye view of the parade.
6:42 | KSHB 41 News Reporter Abby Dodge spoke with Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas before Wednesday’s parade.
Lucas said it’s huge not only for the bosses, but for the city at large.
“I’m looking forward to a great day in Kansas City,” said Lucas. “Long before I was mayor, on the city council, I was a Kansas City kid who was a Chiefs fan. it’s just a thrill.”
6:35 am | A giant Chiefs flag was raised at the head of the parade route near Grand Boulevard and 6th Street.
Fans can now pre-order a 2023 “Sea of Red” Rally poster, depicting the crowd gathered in front of Union Station on Wednesday. Each poster costs $30.
6:16 | As Chiefs Kingdom gathers along the parade route, a fan has her sights set on a particular Chiefs player.
5:28 | KSHB 41 News Weatherman brings you the Parade Day Weather Forecast so you know what to expect before you head out the door.
5:17 | The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department is preparing for today’s events.
Hundreds of officers from 26 law enforcement agencies will help keep the parade safe.
There are seven missing persons reunification centers to assist those separated by crowds.
5 in the morning | Chiefs fans already camped outside Union Station for Wednesday’s Noon Parade and Championship Rally at 1:45pm
KSHB 41 News reporter Daniela Leon learned that fans reserved their seats for the parade as early as midnight.
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With hundreds of thousands of fans expected to celebrate, Kansas City’s cell phone network will be put to the test.
With potential network issues on the horizon, KSHB 41 News has compiled important parade information that you can download to your phone as you navigate through the crowds.
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