March Madness in Kansas City

Kansas City sports fans can’t wait as March Madness returns to Kansas City in 2012, with the Big 12 Championship at the Sprint Center March 7th  – 10th.

The whole city will be buzzing with excitement as KC hosts more tournament games than anywhere else in the country.  The tournament begins March 7th with back to back games until the Championship, March 10th at 5pm. For additional tournament information and detailed schedule,  head to the Big 12 Championship Official Site.

big_12_kcThe tournament’s Fan Fest is held in and around the Sprint Center and adjoining Power and Light District and guarantees everything from team watch parties and pep rallies to giveaways, interactive games and exhibits.  Grand Boulevard will be blocked off in 2012 for even more fun. Head to the Big 12 Fan Fest site for more information.  Fan Fest begins Wednesday at 3pm.

If you are unable to score tickets to the game, there are many great sports bars to watch all the games around town.  See our picks of our faves here.

If you plan to travel to Kansas City for the games, here are some great suggestions on what to pack,  the scoop on one of our favorite bbq joints, and fun things to do in Kansas City if you are short on time.