Plan Your Visit

We're cooking up something amazing in 2018! Find all the information you need to make your way to the Barbecue and stay in style below. Check back for updates! More information will be available soon.

Visit Kansas City, KS is the 'Official Destination Partner' of the American Royal. Request a copy of their Visitor's Guide for an extensive list of lodging, shopping, restaurants, and entertainment near the Kansas Speedway.

Visitor's Guide

Media Pass Requests - Media Passes will be available by request. Please email Tami Parr at [email protected] with your name, affiliation, contact information, and number of passes needed. Media Passes must be requested prior to the Barbecue and will be available for pick-up during the event.


How to get to the World Series of Barbecue®

The Kansas Speedway
400 Speedway Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66111
(866) 460-7223

KCI Airport: Take I 29 North to I-435 West to I-70 West, exit at 110th St., Exit #410.

I-70: Exit at 110th St., Exit #410. Turn right and enter Kansas Speedway.

I-435: Exit at State Avenue West. Kansas Speedway is .5 miles ahead.

K-7 South: Exit at State Avenue East. Turn right at 118th St. Enter Kansas Speedway on Talladega Drive.

K-10 East: Exit to Northbound K-7. Remain on K-7, pass over I-70, then follow eastbound I-70 directions.

I-635: Exit to Westbound I-70. Remain on I-70 and exit at 110th St., Exit #410.

General Parking

The World Series of Barbecue® will be hosted on the infield of the Kansas Speedway. No vehicles are allowed to enter the infield grounds except vehicles parked in team spaces.

A team only parking lot will be available for team vehicles only. All vehicles in this lot will receive or may purchase a tag to park. Teams will received information concerning the team parking lot.

General and VIP parking will be available for purchase - Check back for details.

If you are joining a team party on Friday or Saturday night, you will be asked to park on the West side of the Speedway in the VIP or general parking.


The World Series of Barbecue® does not host hotel or transportation. Check out hotels in the Legends area or downtown for availability.

Hotel Partners

The Marriott Downtown Kansas City is the preferred hotel partner of the American Royal.  Marriott Downtown Kansas City

Hotels Near Kansas Speedway

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To help you plan your stay

Visit Kansas City, KS is the 'Official Destination Partner' of the American Royal. For more information about the many options within close proximity of the Speedway visit their website at:

Legends Shopping Complex:

Want to be in the event but not competing? Check back for details about RV spaces.