Kansas City Site Visit: June 4-6, 2014
Sprint Center. Photo: Wheat Photography



2:10 p.m.

Arrival: Wheeler Downtown Airport

3:20 p.m. Check-In: Westin Crown Center Hotel
  • Open: Concierge & Hospitality Suite; State Suite, Westin Hotel

3:30 p.m. ‘Orientation Tour’ of KC

5:30 p.m.

Meet: Welcome Greeting & Bid Overview at Hotel
  • Benton’s Westin Crown Center Hotel

6:30 p.m. Cocktails, Dinner, & Cordials: Three Points Rooftop Venue
  • Views & Tastes of KC
  • Program


8:30 p.m.
Shuttle services begins to Westin
  • Open: Concierge & Hospitality Suite; State Suite, Westin Hotel

5:00 a.m. Open: Hospitality Suite Coffee & More; State Suite, Westin Hotel

7:30 a.m.
Meet: Finance Breakfast Buffet Open Washington Park Room- Lobby Level

8:00 a.m.

Meet: Westin Crown Center Hotel: Washington Park Room- Lobby Level
  • Breakfast & Finance Update

9:30 a.m.

Meet: Sprint Center: Arena Facility Tour

Sprint Center Area Highlights:
  • College Basketball Experience
  • Power & Light District

12:15 p.m.

Meet: Convention Center Facility Tour
  • Media Workspace Overview
  • Office Workspace Overview

1:30 p.m.

Lunch: Gram & Dun, Country Club Plaza District

3:00 p.m.

Afternoon Meetings: Intercontinental Hotel: Rooftop Ballroom & Rooftop Plaza Room
  • Hotels, Venues, Security & Transportation
  • Tech Team

4:30 p.m.

Meet: Break-out for Venue and Hotel Tours

Departure from Lobby of Westin Crown Center Hotel

7:15 p.m.

Dinner: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
  • Taste of KC
  • Entertainment

9:45 p.m.
Arrival: KC Live! Power & Light District
  • Special Event

9:45 p.m.

Alt. Arrival: Westin Crown Center Hotel
  • Concierge & Hospitality Suite

Cars available for departure from Power & Light District at leisure

5:00 a.m. Open: Hospitality Suite Coffee & More: State Suite, Westin Hotel

8:00 a.m. Bag Call: Drop off in Westin Hospitality Suite

8:00 a.m. Meet: Departure Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Meet: Final Review

9:30 p.m. Departures: Wheeler Downtown Airport FBOs

10:00 p.m.

June 5 - Tour of Sprint Center

Photo: KC2016
After members of the Site Selection Committee arrived, a group of children from Lucy's Kids for Peace, "a local chapter of a global organization whose goal is uplifting our world through Love and Action," led the Pledge of Allegiance.  At the conclusion of the tour there was a 10,000 balloon drop and Olivia Sabates (age 12) sang Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA."
Photos: Sprint Center
Photo: KC2016

June 5 - Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Photos: Wheat Photography
Former Vice President Dick Cheney and former U.S. Sen. Kit Bond were among those who addressed members of the Site Selection Committee and other guests.

Fireworks to round off the evening. Photo: KC2016

And Some Small Gifts

Photo: KC2016
The card states, "The elephants at the Kansas City Zoo 'herd' the RNC was in town ... so they created this trunk-painted masterpiece just for you.  These pachyderm Picassos are just one example of Kansas City's long creative legacy, which also includes the local founding of Hallmark Cards and Walt Disney's first animation studio." (related video)  Kansas City-based Sock 101 contributed fashionable socks.

RNC advisory

RNC and Kansas City Hold 2016 Site Selection Visit Press Conference

KANSAS CITY / WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, June 5, the Republican National Committee and Kansas City will hold a joint press conference, followed by a brief Q/A to discuss the RNC’s 2016 site selection visit.
Details of the event are as follows:
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
RNC Site Selection Committee Chairwoman Enid Mickelsen
Kansas City Mayor Sly James
Kansas City 2016 Bid Task Force Co-Chair Troy Stremming

Thursday, June 5, at 11:30 AM CDT

Sprint Center, Grammy Museum Experience
1407 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64106