My team (5413, Stellar Robotics) just lost our build space because of Covid-19. We’re considering approaching the local mall which has a lot of empty space.
I know of several teams who have a similar situation. Last I heard (granted, a few years ago) 1038 was meeting in a largely empty mall. They hosted the 2013 Ohio state championship offseason event there.
Can I get a roll call of teams that meet in a mall? In addition, can individuals from those teams comment on the nature of that relationship? Are you renting the space? Is it donated? Are you paying utilities? Are you using a store “stall” or other space? More than one room? Is the mall still operating or is it completely empty of stores? Do you have access after hours (if the mall is still operating)?
EDIT: We also operate FTC, FLL, and JrFLL teams (still working on how those are divided up between the new program levels) so if your team operates those younger programs I would like to know how that fits in as well as we would prefer to keep our programs under one roof.