Kansas City Chiefs 2023 Super Bowl parade complete route, schedule and transportation options
Kansas City will be a sea of red on Wednesday as the city prepares to celebrate their Super Bowl champions the KC Chiefs with a parade throughout the town.
Just three years after the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV, the city prepares for another celebration after the Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII on Sunday.
The Chiefs were down by 10 at halftime, but rallied to beat the Eagles with Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes leading the pack. Mahomes played on an injured ankle, but most of the time, you wouldn’t know it. He finished the game throwing for 182 yards and three touchdowns plus an additional 44 yards rushing. He was helped out on offense by his favorite target, tight end Travis Kelce. Kelce, wide receivers Skyy Moore and Kadarius Toney all posted touchdown receptions and running back Isiah Pacheco had a rushing touchdown in the 38-35 victory.
When is the Chiefs Super Bowl victory parade?
Now it’s time to celebrate! Mahomes and the Chiefs will parade down the streets of Kansas City on Wednesday, February 15. The parade starts at noon local time (1 p.m. ET) and will last for around 90 minutes, with a rally at the end beginning at 1:45 p.m. CT (2:45 p.m. ET).
What is the Chiefs Super Bowl parade route?
The Chiefs parade is a two-mile route beginning on Sixth Street and Grand Blvd, near Enterprise Car Rental and Grand Slam Convenience and ending at Union Station, where the rally will be held. The majority of the parade will pass through Grand Blvd, turning right on Pershing Rd at the end for the rally.
Transportation options, road closures, and parking for Chiefs Super Bowl parade
Nearly all cross streets on Grand Blvd between Sixth and Pershing will be closed off. Union Station will be blocked off from Tuesday at 10 a.m. until Thursday (Feb. 16) at 6 a.m. Vehicles may cross at 7th Street/Admiral Blvd, 13th Street, Truman Road, and 18th Street until Wednesday (Feb. 15) at 9 a.m. Pedestrians may cross at Grand and 9th Street, 13th Street, Truman Road, 18th Street, and 20th Street. Drivers should allow extra time when traveling in the parade area with significant travel delays expected.
With crowds expected to be around the same or more than 2020′s (between 800,000 and 1 million people), transportation will need to be planned accordingly ahead of time.
RideKC is offering five park-and-ride locations throughout the city with shuttle services available to take you from the park-and-ride location to the parade route. Shuttles begin running from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and again after the parade to return passengers from noon to 4:30 p.m. The RideKC shuttle service is free on parade day.
RideKC’s park-and-ride locations:
Those parking at Oak Park Mall should park in the mall parking lot and then walk to the northeast of the Macy’s on Nieman Road at 11149 W. 95th St. and get a bus from there. Fans will be dropped off at 25th Street and Southwest Blvd.
According to the RideKC website, prohibited items on the bus include coolers, lawn chairs, alcohol, weapons, and fireworks and strollers must be folded prior to getting on the bus.
The Kansas City Streetcar will be suspended starting at 12:01 Wednesday and will reopen as conditions allow for it. Scooters and bikes are also available to rent, but keep in mind they will not be permitted to enter road closure areas and must obey the same traffic laws as vehicles.
For those choosing to drive, there will be several parking restrictions along the route which will be in effect from noon on Tuesday until late on Wednesday night. Any cars parked along the temporary no parking zones or along the interstate will be towed. There are some paid parking lots along the route, including the National WWI Museum and Memorial, Union Station, and Crown Center.