Plan Your Visit

Getting ready for a smoky finish to the summer? Find all the information you need to make your way to the Kansas Speedway and stay in style below. Check back for updates! More information will be available soon.

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 outside Gate B (main entrance) at the Speedway 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 $10

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.  General  and VIP parking is available.

General parking is $10 per vehicle and is available on the West side of the Speedway. This lot will begin after the VIP Parking lot.

VIP Parking will provide the closest spaces available to the main gate (Gate B). VIP Parking had to be pre-purchased prior to August 17.

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. 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.

General Public Parking
VIP Parking
Uber/Taxi Information
Bus Information
Band Catering Passes


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

The Hyatt Place Hotel is a preferred hotel partner of the American Royal and is offering guests a discount rate for stays during the World Series of Barbecue®. When booking on or through central reservations, guests can use code: G-AMR2.

The Hilton Garden Inn is a hotel partner of the American Royal.  Hilton Garden Inn

Hotels Near the Kansas Speedway

Great Wolf Lodge:

Chateau Avalon:

More information to help you plan you stay


Kansas City:

Want to be in the event but not competing? RV spaces are available for the weekend!

RV Parking Tickets