Are there any teams that would be interested in competing in an off-season event in Mississippi this summer?
Although venue securing is currently in progress it will be ideally held on Mississippi State University’s campus? If everything (or mostly everything) goes as planned it will be held in either late May or early June (the date is flexible if needed).
Although the event is still early in the planning stages, we want to get a general idea of how many teams we can get to compete.
If this event can gain enough traction I will move this to another thread. There will be more information to come later.
Best of luck to all of you this competition season.
456 (Vicksburg) would be very interested but timing of the event would be critical. Late May/early June would probably not be a good time since it is the end of the school year. Later in the summer would be better I think. You will need to coordinate with Daniel and 3337 and not overlap with Red Stick Rumble as well. We can supply experienced FIRST event volunteers including field setup and field support, an FTA, and robot inspector(s) to assist with the event if needed.
We are definitely flexible with the date. One of the main concerns we had is if the date would conflict with other off-season events in the region, and when during the summer could provide the largest turn out.
We’re open to all suggestions and advice. We want this event to be as enjoyable as possible to all attending teams, guests, and spectators.
Mississippi State has a beautiful campus and is definitely a place to visit for college-bound students.
June is a no-go for the event. I’m currently checking to see if there is availability in July. Does anyone know of more teams that would be interested in attending the event. We need more teams interested before completely diving in.
I cannot speak for the teams themselves but I think its likely Team Fusion 364, Team Tempest 1927, Team Storm 4107, and maybe team 1421 from the Coast would attend. Depending on the timing and finances of course
Just to let everyone know in FRC land, there will be a Mississippi FTC off-season event on July 19 - the Summer Block Party! One final time to play this year’s great FTC game before the September announcement of next year’s game.
Location will be at the University of Mississippi and teams from Mississippi and around the country will be invited to fill 16-20 spots.