# Number of teams in future years

Posted by Frank Toussaint.   [PICTURE: SAME | NEW | HELP]

Engineer on team #111, Wildstang, from Wheeling and Rolling Meadows and Motorola .

Posted on 8/4/2000 9:46 AM MST

Anybody care to guess how many teams will compete next year? How about ten years from now?

Here are the numbers so far and, based on a growth rate of 40% per year, the projections for the next ten years:

___________________teams
________total_____competing
________teams______at_the
Year__competing___nationals
1992______28
1993______25
1994______44
1995______59_________48
1996______93_________74
1997_____155_________113
1998_____199_________166
1999_____269_________206
2000_____373_________268
2001_____522_________375
2002_____731_________525
2003____1024_________735
2004____1433________1030
2005____2006________1441
2006____2809________2018
2007____3932________2825
2008____5505________3955
2009____7707________5537
2010___10789________7752

Posted by Michael Martus.   [PICTURE: SAME | NEW | HELP]

Coach on team #47, Chief Delphi, from Pontiac Central H.S. and Delphi Automotives Systems.

Posted on 8/4/2000 7:20 PM MST

In Reply to: Number of teams in future years posted by Frank Toussaint on 8/4/2000 9:46 AM MST:

Scary with the current format!

By that time however, we will be playing in the third dimension. Which means that wheels will not be needed and we can play 25 teams at a time on a virtual playing field.

Posted by Andrew Keisic.   [PICTURE: SAME | NEW | HELP]

Student on team #217, Team Macomb Royal Fusion, from Florida Institute of Technology and Ford Motor Company.

Posted on 8/4/2000 10:28 PM MST

In Reply to: Re: Number of teams in future years posted by Michael Martus on 8/4/2000 7:20 PM MST:

Virtual Playing Field!! That takes the fun out of the competition and experience. I want robots crashing into each other in real time. I guess FIRST will have to change the current format to support that number of teams.

Andrew Keisic

Posted by Erin.

Student on team #1, The Juggernauts, from Oakland Technical Center-Northeast Campus and 3-Dimensional Services.

Posted on 8/5/2000 6:11 AM MST

In Reply to: Re: Number of teams in future years posted by Andrew Keisic on 8/4/2000 10:28 PM MST:

Most of FIRST is equipped with Masters’ degrees or PhD’s… I am pretty sure they will figure out something to do with OVER 10,000 TEAMS BY 2010… Hopefully…

-Erin