2020 - BIG XII TOURNAMENT
BIG 12 MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 2020 - MARCH 9TH - MARCH 15TH
Sprint Center - Downtown Kansas City - #HiltonSouth2020 #CyclonesEverywhere
Believe it or not, but the Big 12 Tournament is finally here. The Iowa State Alumni of Kansas City can not wait to share and hopefully celebrate an amazing next week here in Kansas City. We are excited that this year we have both the Men’s and Women’s Tournament. #HiltonSouth is definitely going to be full and we are ready to see this town painted Cardinal & Gold. We have a few fun events and Cyclone Centers lined up across downtown all next week, so we hope you can come out and enjoy what should be an amazing time in Kansas City.
Loyal. Forever. True. #HiltonSouth2020 #CyclonesEverywhere
Bryan A. Schmidt
President, Iowa State Alumni Association of Kansas City
BIG 12 TOURNAMENT CYCLONE CENTERS
Every year we look to provide our alumni with a list of our favorite spots to go, and we are excited to provide some new options in 2020. In addition to our staple of McFadden’s Sport Saloon, located directly across from the Sprint Center, we have two new locations for everyone to check out.
Taps On Main – 1715 Main Street
Just a short walk south of the Power & Light District, Taps On Main has become one of our favorite Cyclone homes throughout the 2020 Season. With their Self-Pour Beer Tap Wall and an amazing menu (especially the Wings!), this should definitely be a stop while you are in Kansas City. Busch Light and Bud Light Specials throughout the week for all Cyclone Fans.
The Quaff Bar & Grill – 1010 Broadway Boulevard
New to our gamewatch slate this season, the Quaff Bar & Grill has been a fan-favorite. This amazing ownership team has opened its door to Cyclone Nation and fully embraced #HiltonSouth. Not only does the bar have some great deals for our alumni, but it can fit hundreds. If you are looking for a fun spot to chill in between games or celebrate with your fellow alumni, swing by The Quaff and enjoy an amazing gameday atmosphere.
THURSDAY, MARCH 12TH - KELLY'S WESTPORT INN HAPPY HOUR
Iowa State Alumni of Kansas City and Kelly's Westport Inn host our annual Big 12 Tournament Happy Hour. An Iowa State Tradition in Kansas City, Kelly's Westport Inn has become our home away from Hilton for years and if you haven't been to our kickoff party yet be sure to swing on by and grab a mug or two! Live Music, Drink and Food Specials, and so much more! Join us for a night of Cardinal and Gold!
Hopefully we are celebrating victories by both our men's and women's team and looking forward to a long Cyclone filled Big 12 Tournament Weekend!
March 12th, 2020
Happy Hour - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Kelly's Westport Inn is open till 2:00 AM
Kelly's Westport Inn
500 Westport Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
"FAC FAVORITE" and returning musician, Brian Congdon, will play from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM as we celebrate another season of Iowa State Basketball.
Free! Drink Specials - ISU MUG DEAL.
FRIDAY, MARCH 13TH - UPDOWN AFTERNOON HAPPY HOUR
Join the Iowa State Alumni of Kansas City as we gather for our annual Friday Afternoon Happy Hour at UpDown - Kansas City. Take yourself back to the early days of 80's and enjoy UpDown's nostalgic video games and amazing roof top patio.
Don't forget to wear all your Cardinal & Gold!
First 100 people get 20 free tokens
$1 off all boulevard beers till 5pm
$2 slices of pizza
March 13th, 2020
Happy Hour - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Up-Down Kansas City
101 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
POWER AND LIGHT PEP RALLY'S - IOWA STATE
OPENING ROUND SPIRIT RALLY - LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED
Iowa State Alumni Association & Cyclone Club
TIME(S) TO BE DETERMINED*
All pep rallies are to be set as teams advance, so stay tuned each day throughout the tournament for the latest news.
OTHER THINGS TO DO WHILE IN KANSAS CITY
BIG 12 TOURNAMENT 5K (COLOR IT CARDINAL & GOLD)
Running in the Big 12 5K, dress up in your best Cardinal and Gold and let all of Kansas City know that this is #HiltonSouth2020
ST. PATRICK DAY 5K (COLOR IT CARDINAL & GOLD)
Sign up and run in the KC Track Clubs Annual Westport St. Patty's Day Run, then join the Cyclone Crowd for a few drinks at Kelly's Westport Inn afterwards. Dress up in you Cardinal and Gold!
2020 SNAKE SATURDAY PARADE IN NORTH KANSAS CITY
Snake Saturday is the largest Irish Festival in the area, with near 100,000 participants in the two day event. Snake Saturday begins on Friday evening with the opening of the carnival area and the Annual Charity Cook-off. The event continues on Saturday with the addition of food vendors, a free children’s area, and children’s stage and of course the Parade!
BOULEVARD BREWING TOURS
Whether it's your first time or lived in Kansas City for a while, nothing beats stopping by our Hometown Brewery for a little taste of Kansas City! Brewery Tours and Much More!
KC BIER COMPANY
It might be a little bit of a drive from the Sprint Center, but you should grab a flight or beer or two from another hometown brewery that has served as a gamewatch location for our local chapter this season. Enjoy!
CHICKEN 'N' PICKLE - NORTH KANSAS CITY
A new Outdoor/Indoor Entertainment Venue and Restaurant Concept in North Kansas City. Play pickleball, grab a healthy bite to eat or challenge your friends to lawn games like battleship or cornhole.
THE OTHER PLACE - DOWNTOWN OVERLAND PARK
Need we say more! An old ISU tradition continues in Kansas City, as The Other Place calls Downtown Overland Park home. Swing on by and enjoy the smells and taste of your favorite neighborhood bar!
WIDE RIGHT NATTY LIGHT
Here is a comprehensive overview / guide to your upcoming weekend in Kansas City!
Welcome to Hilton South, Cyclone Nation!!!