Kansas City is ready to bring the Republican National Convention back to America’s Heartland. With its world-class facilities, revitalized downtown, unparalleled transit and logistics capabilities and more than 32,000 hotel rooms, the Kansas City spirit of hard work, creativity and hospitality is ready to host the most successful RNC in history.
Fifty nonstop flight destinations, 3 1/2 hour flights from either coast and more than 55 million people within less than one day’s driving time makes Kansas City one of the most convenient, easy-to-access cities competing for the RNC. On top of that, being in the Central Time Zone is ideal for national TV.
Transportation & Hotels:
When it comes to hosting the RNC, Kansas City has it covered. The sophisticated bi-state transportation network of buses, taxis, limousines and a downtown streetcar connects more than 32,000 hotel rooms to Sprint Center in 30 minutes or less.
High Level Support:
Kansas City has assembled a Bid Task Force with expertise in hotels, transportation, facilities and fundraising. A wide range of current and former elected officials have endorsed the City’s effort to bring the RNC back to Kansas City in 2016. Click here for a complete listing. Click here for a complete listing.
Sprint Center, Bartle Hall, the Kansas City Power & Light District, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Sporting Park, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Truman Sports Complex are just a few of the world-class, state-of-the-art venues that would serve as ideal locations for RNC events.
All roads lead to a revitalized downtown.
Start with an entertainment district featuring more than 50 restaurants and venues, an expanded convention center complex and a brand new arena. Then, renovate nearly every downtown hotel room. Finally, add unique museums, such as the National WWI Museum, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and American Jazz Museum, and you’ll discover a revitalized convention experience in downtown Kansas City.
All roads lead to a culturally rich and diverse community.
Since the days of the Santa Fe Trail, Kansas City has been proud of the role it has played in shaping American History. Known as the “Paris of the Plains,” Kansas City boasts world-class boulevards, fountains and arts. The City’s culture and history are only made possible by its demographically diverse community. A look at the Census shows that Kansas City is a microcosm of the country as a whole.
All roads lead to great dining options and the best barbecue.
With dining options to suit any palate, Kansas City can cook up whatever you have a taste for. You’ll find innovative culinary creations from local restaurants with national reputations, as well as ethnic favorites from nearly every part of the world. The specialty is barbecue, slow smoked for up to 18 hours. Beef, pork, chicken, turkey, lamb…you name it. Burnt ends are the local favorite.