Bad snowfall timing for this town's beloved b-ball event is keeping a great many visitors away.
Meanwhile, local news was only able to find a few ride or die fans from Iowa in order to hype local tourism . . . And distract from a great deal of disappointment . . . Take a look . . .
While the McDonough's can handle extreme cold and snow, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas knows not everybody can. He has made sure that snow removal is a top priority so that fans can attend games safely.
“Kansas City, we'll be ready," he said. "We'll make sure that we have everything cleared in time for folks to come down and enjoy each and every day of the tournament. The only thing we can't do is make it warmer.”
As for all the activities for fans outside of the T-Mobile Center those will still go on unless the weather takes a turn for the worst.
"We're obviously staying we are staying in communication with the city and public works to make sure we have plans for snow removal, working with some of our fan fest activations have moved inside. But most of the activations at both Barney Allis Plaza and Grand Boulevard are still taking place," said Nichole Robinson with the Kansas City Sports Commission Director of National Events.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Basketball fans are taking over downtown Kansas City because for the first time in two years the Big 12 Tournament is fully back and fans say weather won't stop them from experiencing it all. Julie McDonough and her husband Matt traveled from Minnesota to cheer on their alma mater, Iowa State.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Another big snowstorm is coming to Kansas City just in time for the Big 12 Tournament. Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas is confident people coming to the Power & Light District for the games will not have problems because of the snow.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Thursday, the Kansas Jayhawks will hit the court at T-Mobile Center. Fans will be warm inside, but outside Kansas City is expecting several inches of snow. Fans say despite the weather, they're glad basketball is back.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the first time since opening in October 2020, each room at Hotel Kansas City is booked for back to back nights. In fact, the rooms are booked Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The Big 12 Conference's men's and women's basketball championship tournaments bring thousands of fans to Kansas City each March.
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