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2018 FIRST Championship Layouts

Apr 05, 2018 Written by Toby Clarke, Program Manager, FIRST Robotics Competition.




If your team is one of the over 800 headed to the FIRST Championship in Houston or Detroit, we are really looking forward to seeing you there! We would like to share some additional information regarding the layout and plans of the venues. 


This year the six competition fields at each location will be arranged end to end with the pits either to the right of the fields in Houston or behind the fields in Detroit as shown in the drawings below. This will create exciting simultaneous action on adjacent fields while providing excellent sight lines from the bleacher seating on both sides.

Pits at both sites will have unique pit addresses in the range of A01 to I60 to make it easy for teams, spectators, sponsors, judges, and visitors to find a team’s pit location. The letter represents the street and the numeral is the specific pit in ascending order with odds on the left and evens on the right. Final sub-divisions and pit addresses are not assigned until the day before each event so that we may capture as many late changes as possible. Remember the FIRST Championship app is the best place to find this up to date info for your team.


Houston Layout

2018 FIRST Championship Houston Layout FIRST Robotics Competition


Houston Pits

2018 FIRST Championship Houston Pit Layout FIRST Robotics competition


Detroit Layout

2018 FIRST Championship Detroit Layout FIRST Robotics Competition


Detroit Pits Layout

2018 FIRST Championship Detroit Pits Layout FIRST Robotics Competition


Good luck for the rest of the season! Safe travels and we will see you soon.

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What type of seating will be available at Detroit for robot rounds, both FLL and FRC?  Will stadium seat be permitted?

The FRC pit layouts on the website are low resolution, and the pit numbers are unreadable when you zoom in.  The pit layouts in the mobile app are high res, but I can't print from there.  Are there high resolution maps available somewhere on the website?

Hi Ken! We did not provide high resolution layouts on our website for this season. However, we can provide that for the 2019 Championship. Thanks for the suggestion! Thanks! Jamee

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