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Pit Assignments at Championship and More!

Apr 25, 2016 Written by Jamee Luce, FIRST Robotics Competition Team Advocate


Pit Assignments at the FIRST Championship

New this year! We are assigning each FIRST Robotics Competition team pit with an alpha-numeric address. To find out your Pit Address, simply click on the Teams link in the Championship App, choose FRC Teams, then find your Team Number. Under your Team Number, you will see the Pit Address for your Team. For example, S19, means Aisle S, Pit Number 19. The pits closest to the Dome entrance start with A, and the pits closest to the practice fields are letter V. When you load-in on Wednesday, be sure you know your Pit Address, so you can quickly find your location. Don’t worry, Teams are still laid out by Subdivision and roughly in numerical order.

Bag and Tag Inspection at Championship

Good news! In an effort to save time through the Inspection Process, we will not be checking your Bag & Tag forms! Once you arrive in your pit, feel free to get your robot out of its crate and bag and get into the Inspection Process as soon as possible!

Innovation Faire and Scholarship Row

Visit the FIRST Innovation Faire located at the The Marriott Grand Hotel. Join us for a Maker Faire-inspired area featuring FIRST Sponsors, Alliances, Suppliers, Scholarship Providers, and other Special Guests. All FIRSTChampionship attendees are encouraged to participate in the FIRST Innovation Faire, where attendees can receive exciting giveaways, witness new technology demonstrations, and participate in fun, hands-on activities for all ages.

Scholarship Row at the 2016 FIRST Championship Innovation Faire is a place for Participants, Parents, and Mentors to talk with representatives from some of the colleges, universities, and organizations that make available FIRST Scholarships. This is an ideal opportunity for sophomores and juniors who are planning for college to talk first-hand to college representatives. Seniors can find out about scholarships that are still available for the coming fall, and for freshman, it's never too early to start thinking about college!

Wednesday, April 27: 11am – 5pm (Scholarship Row closed on Wednesday)

Thursday, April 28: 10am – 5:30pm

Friday, April 29: 10am – 4:30pm

Saturday, April 30: 8am – 12pm (Saturday Scholarship Providers indicated with *)

FedEx Innovation Challenge

FedEx Innovation Challenge is a social media-based competition consisting of math and science problems, scavenger hunt activities, trivia and more. All teams competing at the 2016 Championship in the FIRST Robotics Competition  and the FIRST Tech Challenge can participate for a chance to win! Get more details here

Registering Spectators

Great job to those teams who have pre-registered for the FIRST Championship through the Experient website! Please note that pre-registration is NOT open to spectators. All spectators will be expected to register on-site! 

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