New terminal could be celebrated in February 2023
Though a definite opening date has not been announced for the new single terminal Kansas City International Airport, a request for proposals for a grand opening event was recently issued on behalf of the city.
The new terminal at Kansas City International Airport will open in less than a year, with some estimates saying February or March of 2023. Planning for the grand opening has begun.
Edgemoor, contractor for the airport, issued a request for proposals on behalf of the city to event production companies interested in handling the terminal’s grand opening celebrations.
The theme for the event will be “A New Journey Begins,” according to Edgemoor’s request for proposal, or RFP.
The RFP mentions several specific requirements including making sure the grand opening event “is inclusive, meaningful, and a significant moment in Kansas City’s history.”
Early indications are that the grand opening will include a combination of public events, open house, and a private formal gala. The hundreds of workers and contractors involved in building the new terminal will also be recognized with a special celebration.
While the official grand opening date hasn’t been determined, officials at this juncture seem to be targeting early February 2023 for the grand opening ceremony.
The new airport is scheduled to be open in time for the NFL Draft to be held in Kansas City. The NFL Draft is scheduled to take place from April 27-29, 2023.
City officials have said that at just over one million square feet, the new terminal is the largest single infrastructure project in Kansas City history, according to Edgemoor.