Written by Toby Clarke, Program Manger, *FIRST *Robotics Competition, 2018 APR 05.
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.