Big 12 Basketball Tournament

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March 8–11, 2023

Welcome to Merriam, Kansas and the Big 12 men's basketball tournament in Kansas City! We are pleased that you are staying in our community, and hope you’ll enjoy exploring all there is to see and do across Merriam.

As a courtesy to our hotel guests during the Big 12 tournament, we're offering bus transportation to and from the T-Mobile Center in downtown Kansas City. Bus service will take place according to the schedule below (subject to change).

In order to participate in this free transportation option, you must:

  1. Be a paying overnight guest at any Merriam hotel
  2. Arrive at either the Hampton Inn or Hotel Lotus properties before the scheduled pick-up times each day. No other transfers will take place and if you miss the bus, you must find alternate transportation arrangements.

The return bus from T-Mobile after the games will pick up from the Oak St. and 13th St. area. If games go in to overtime past the scheduled return time, the driver will wait for the games to end. 

Wednesday, March 8 
Hampton Inn 4:15 p.m.
Hotel Lotus 4:25 p.m.
Return from T-Mobile 11 p.m.


Thursday, March 9 
Hampton Inn 9 a.m.
Hotel Lotus 9:10 a.m.
Hampton Inn 4:15 p.m.
Hotel Lotus 4:25 p.m.
Returns from T-Mobile

5:10 p.m.

11 p.m.


Friday, March 10 
Hampton Inn 4:15 p.m.
Hotel Lotus 4:25 p.m.
Return from T-Mobile 11 p.m.


Saturday, March 11 
Hampton Inn 3 p.m.
Hotel Lotus 3:10 p.m.
Return from T-Mobile 8 p.m.


Visit the College Basketball Experience

The College Basketball Experience, a world class entertainment facility connected to T-Mobile Center by the Grand Lobby, is two floors and 41,500 square feet of basketball exuberance. It houses the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, where visitors can honor college basketball legends and learn about the history of the game.

Save $2 off admission by showing the coupon on your Big 12 Bus pocket schedule! Pick up your schedule at the front desk or print a copy before you arrive. 

Printable Pocket Schedule(PDF, 874KB)

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