March was truly basketball season in Kansas City. The MIAA Conference started off the month, quickly followed by the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Tournament, where Iowa State fans took over Downtown Kansas City. The NAIA Basketball Conference lasted 7 days at the KC Convention Center in mid-March, and the NCAA Regional Men’s Basketball Games concluded the month at the Sprint Center.
College hoop fans took over Downtown Kansas City on March 24, and the KC Streetcar was a sea of crimson and blue as the University of Kansas took on Purdue. 33,132 trips were logged over a four day period (March 23-26, 2017), with many heading to the Sprint Center and the Kansas City Power & Light District to watch some basketball.