KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs Kingdom will be celebrating with a second Super Bowl parade in four years after the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.
The Chiefs’ Championship Parade will begin at 12 p.m. Wednesday. The exact route was released Monday.
The celebration will also include a rally at Union Station when the parade ends around 1:45 p.m. Fans are welcome to fill the lawn leading up to the National WWI Museum and Memorial.
If you’re heading to the parade on Wednesday, find more details below on road closures, parking and public transportation.
Road closures on the parade route begin Tuesday at noon, and drivers should make sure they plan ahead and avoid the area. You can see road closures in red on the parade map above.
- Grand Boulevard north of 6th Street to Berkley Riverfront
- 6th Street between Walnut and McGee
- Admiral Boulevard between Walnut and McGee
- 8th Street between Walnut and McGee
- 9th Street between Walnut and McGee
- 10th Street between Walnut and McGee
- 11th Street between Walnut and McGee
- 12th Street between Walnut and McGee
- 13th Street between Walnut and McGee
- 14th Street from Walnut to Grand
- Truman Road between Walnut and Oak
- 16th Street between Walnut and McGee
- 18th Street between Walnut and McGee
- 19th Street between Walnut and McGee
- 20th Street between Baltimore and McGee
- 22nd Street between Main and McGee
- Walnut Street between 19th and 20th
- Main Street between 19th and Memorial Drive
- Pershing Road between Broadway Street and McGee
- Grand Boulevard south of Pershing to Crown Center
- Memorial Drive to Liberty Memorial Mall
- Kessler Road to Liberty Memorial Mall
Where can I get through?
Drivers will be allowed to cross Grand Boulevard at 7th Street/Admiral Boulevard, 13th Street, Truman Road and 18th Street until 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.
After that, drivers should avoid all areas along the parade route, including Grand Boulevard, Pershing Road near Union Station and Main Street.
“Congestion is going to start to get bad very, very soon. The sooner you can make your arrangements and get to downtown, the better for everybody,” City Manager Brian Platt said.
Pedestrians will be able to cross Grand Boulevard at 9th Street, 13th Street, Truman Road, 18th Street and 20th Street.
City leaders said while they do encourage Chiefs fans to take scooters or bikes to the parade, they will not be allowed in road closure areas.
Many parking lots around the parade route and rally site will be charging for parking, including the National World War I Museum, Union Station and Crown Center.
The WWI Museum said fans can reserve a $35 parking pass on its southeast lawn. Parking passes must be purchased in advance online. The museum will also offer a special discount admission of $10 on Wednesday.
The city will also have its parking lots and garages open on the day of the parade — and available for reservation in advance.
“We have parking garages and facilities, thousands of spaces in the greater downtown area, that will be open,” Platt said.
Drivers can pay $30-45 to reserve a spot. City leaders said you still need to show up on time to claim your spot, or you’ll lose it to someone else.
The city parking lots and garages open and available to reserve a spot online include:
- J.E. Dunn (11th & Cherry)
- Ed Wolfe (11th & Oak)
- Arts District (Kauffman Center)
- Auditorium Plaza (Barney Allis Plaza)
- 12th & Broadway
There will be parking restrictions along and around the parade route, which will go into effect at noon Tuesday until late evening Wednesday.
Cars parking in temporary no parking zones or the interstate will be relocated at the owner’s expense, city leaders said. Anyone whose car is moved can call 816-513-0688.
City leaders said there is accessible parking for fans with disabilities at Crown Center, Union Station and the National World War I Museum.
Streetcar, buses and shuttles
The Kansas City Streetcar will not operate starting at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and will reopen as conditions allow. Instead, city buses will run between streetcar stops from the Crossroads to 7th Street.
Ride KC bus operations in Kansas City will be free like always on Wednesday, but city leaders said there will be very limited service. Only 13 regular bus routes will be running. Find more details on bus operations on KCATA’s website.
Ride KC buses routes in Johnson County will not run on Wednesday, but most routes in Wyandotte County and all routes in Independence will offer regular service.
Park & Ride
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority is also offering roundtrip Park & Ride Shuttles on Wednesday. They will run from 7-11:30 a.m. and then again from the end of the rally until crowds disperse.
Here’s where you can catch a shuttle and where it will drop you off:
Worlds of Fun
- Address: 4545 Worlds of Fun Ave., Kansas City, MO
- Dropoff: Truman Road & Lydia
- Window placard will be blue
HyVee Arena/West Bottoms
- Address: 1800 Genessee St., Kansas City, MO
- Dropoff: 18th & Troost
- Window placard will be yellow
Swope Park/Kansas City Zoo
- Address: 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, MO
- Dropoff: 31st & Gillham
- Window placard will be red
Oak Park Mall/95th & Nieman
- Address: 11149 W. 95th St., Overland Park, KS
- Dropoff: 25th & Southwest Boulevard
- Window placard will be pink
47th & State Metrocenter
- Address: 4601 State Ave., Kansas City, KS
- Dropoff: 31st & Gillham
- Window placard will be green
“The park and rides are the cheapest and probably the most convenient, considering at the end of the parade, everyone’s going to try to leave downtown at the same time. You may as well be on a bus getting ahead of that traffic,” Platt said.
City leaders say Chiefs fans should be prepared for a 45-minute wait at popular shuttle locations.
Riders are not allowed to bring coolers, lawn chairs, alcoholic beverages, weapons, fireworks or any other items prohibited by RideKC. Strollers must be folded before boarding.