Plan Your Visit

We're cooking up something amazing in 2019! 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.

Directions

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.

Recommended Directions:

I-70 East/West

  • Exit at 110th St. Once you exit, head north on 110th street towards the Speedway
  • Pass the light and head West on Speedway Boulevard
  • You will be directed to enter the grounds via Talladega or Darlington.
    • You may not enter the grounds via France Family Drive, near Sporting KC
      Note: it is not recommended to take 435 to enter this event.

General Parking

Please check back for more information.

Hotels

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

Preferred Hotel Partners

Kansas City Marriott Downtown
200 W 12th St., Kansas City, MO 64105
816-421-6800
Kansas City Marriott Downtown

Home 2 Suites
3440 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66103
913-335-9950
DISCOUNT: Mention that you're staying for an American Royal event and get 10% off.

Great Wolf Lodge - Kansas City, KS
10401 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, KS 66111
913-299-7001

Hotels Near Kansas Speedway

Need to book a room? www.visitkansascityks.com/hotels/

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: www.VisitKansasCityKS.com

Legends Shopping Complex: http://www.legendsshopping.com/plan-a-visit/hotels-transportation/

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