Kansas City Fan Guide

By Jennifer DiMeo | 1 Comment(s) | Posted

The team send off is at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, March 20th from entrance D at the Smith Center. Please come out and support the Tar Heels on their quest for a National Championship.

For fans heading to the games, the team hotel is the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The GAA  has a great resource for organized hotel send-offs, approximately 2 hours prior to tip-off, for the Heels while in Kansas City.

All teams will hold an open practice on Thursday, March 21st, schedule below.

Noon-12:40 p.m.   Ole Miss
12:45-1:25 p.m.   Villanova
1:30-2:10 p.m.      Wisconsin
2:15-2:55 p.m.      Kansas State
4:25-5:05 p.m.     North Carolina
5:10-5:50 p.m.      Kansas
5:55-6:35 p.m.      LaSalle
6:40-7:20 p.m.      Western Kentucky


Basically, cold and snowy! Make sure to pack warm clothes, jacket, gloves, hat, etc.

Thursday: High 31°F, Low 31°F with a 50% chance of snow 

Friday: High 40°F, Low 34°F with a 50% chance of snow

Saturday: High 42°F, Low 27°F with a 30% chance of snow

Sunday: High 35°F, Low 23°F with a 50% chance of snow


Fan Fest March 22 - 24  is at KC Live!, just steps away from the games at the Sprint Center. The KC Power and Light District, mid-west’s premier entertainment epicenter, will have the games playing, contests, giveaways, live music and much more! Fan Fest is FREE to attend and open to all ages until 9:00 p.m.; after 9:00 p.m. you must be 21 years of age or older to participate. 

Kansas City Ballet’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”  performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night. The Kansas City Symphony will accompany the production. 

Boulevard Brewing Company was founded in 1989, it has grown to the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest. A daily free year-round tour lasts 45 minutes giving you an overview of the facility. The "Unfiltered Tour" ($20) is available only on Saturday and Sunday and offers a special, in-depth view of the brewery over 1.5 hours. 

Kansas City Union Station, built in 1914, is a unique landmark of Kansas City that now houses restaurants and shops. It is also filled with cultural and entertainment activities, for example Science City.


Golden Ox, a classic institution since May 1949, is a great place to try the local signature Kansas City Strip Steak. 

Happy Gillis Café and Hangout is the perfect place to leisurely enjoy breakfast or lunch in a cozy, comfortable atmosphere. The menu is always changing so make sure to check out their daily specials.

Good You at the Point is a perfect pick if you need a burger while in Kansas City. This made from scratch burger joint started out of shiny metal food truck is not only serving angus patty burgers but deviled eggs with smoked salmon, brick oven pizzas, tacos and nachos. Check out their facebook and twitter for great specials.

Woodyard Bar-B-Que is one of the last outdoor brick smokers in Kansas City! Smoked ribs are a must; if you are not a ribs fan, try the burnt ends sandwich. The sides are made fresh daily. You may get lucky and meet Frank Schloegel, who can tell you about the myths and legends of the Woodyard.

Le Fou Frog is a cozy French bistro housed in a pink brick building; you will enjoy the classic French dishes and be pleasantly surprised by the periodic serenades by the wait staff.

Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolates' fleur de sel caramels are a must try! Luckily for Tar Heel fans, the special Easter chocolate eggs—almost too beautiful to eat—are available.



  1. Erin Hamm's avatar
    Erin Hamm
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    Welcome to KC!! I highly recommend Oklahoma Joe's BBQ at 47th and Mission.. Best BBQ you can get in town.. Be prepared to wait in line outside.. This is KC BBQ which is different than NC but they do offer a Carolina Pork sandwich with slaw.. My personal favorite is the Z-man...
    Bars and night life will be in full swing at the Power and Light District with a wide variety of food and entertainment available.. Check out the College Basketball Experience on the north side of the Sprint Center...

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