The Big 12 championships will remain in Kansas City until 2027
“Kansas City’s long affiliation with the Big 12 Conference entered an exciting new chapter in 2020 when we hosted the Women’s Tournament in Kansas City,” said Kathy Nelson, President and CEO of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Visit KC. “Our city’s passion for basketball is on full display during the Big 12 Basketball Championships and we couldn’t be more excited to continue our tradition of excellence when hosting these tournaments. “
Last March, downtown Kansas City was transformed to celebrate the return of the Big 12 with commemorative street pole banners and a custom streetcar, as well as activations at Barney Allis Plaza and the Power & Light District. Additional programming included the Big 12 Big Q BBQ Contest and the Big 12 Race.
“Kansas City has been a valued partner, showing true dedication to making these tournaments the best post-season basketball event in the country,” the Big 12 commissioner said. Bob Bowlsby. “As we prepare to welcome four new schools in the coming years, I am confident that Kansas City will continue to provide a first-class championship experience for our athletes, administrators, fans and partners.”
In 2022, the men’s tournament was held at the T-Mobile Center, where crowds averaged nearly 18,000 each year. The women’s tournament was held at the Municipal Auditorium, which saw the highest number of women’s basketball quarterfinals attendees since 2013.
For more information, please visit www.big12sports.com and www.sportkc.org.