Plan Your Visit

We're cooking up something amazing in 2020! 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.

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

  • General parking: $10 per vehicle – CASH ONLY

General Public Parking Info
General Public Parking - ADA assistance
Bus Parking & Drop Off Instructions

  • VIP Parking available with the closest access to the event outside the ticket gate:
  • Want to camp out at the BBQ? Bring your RV down and be part of the event.
  • Rideshare will not be charged $10 per vehicle and must verify rideshare to parking attendants.

Rideshare Directions


The World Series of Barbecue® does not host any hotels or transportation for our competitors or guests. Please 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
Kansas City Marriott Downtown

Hilton Garden Inn
520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS 66061
Hilton Garden Inn Reservation Booking

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

Hotels Near Kansas Speedway

Need to book a room?

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.