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Greetings 2017 FIRST® Championship Teams:
We are looking forward to seeing all of you at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis next week! As your team plans its departure, please make note of the following information:
**IMPORTANT**Attendee Registration: Make sure to pre-register your team members now, so that you won’t have to wait on site. All attendees must be badged for the FIRST Championship. Pre-registration for those attending with the team makes the check-in and badging process easier for you and shortens your wait time in line. A shorter wait time means more time for your team to enjoy the event! Attendee registration will remain open through the event.
Attendee registration can be completed at the following link:
Be Aware of the Weather and Plan Accordingly: Check the weather forecast before you leave, so that you are prepared for any inclement weather. Be sure to bring a tarp in case it is raining during load-in.
Download the App and read the A-Z Guide to stay up to date on all the latest info. Information about the event is posted at:
Load In: FIRST Robotics Competition Team Load-In to take place on 7th and 9th Streets from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm CST. Only five team representatives will be allowed in the Pits during this time. The Pits will open to all team members and to the public at 4:00 pm. More Load In information is available in the A-Z Guide mentioned above.
The Preliminary Championship Subdivision assignments and schedule will be available on Friday, April 21 by 8:00 pm ET. Teams will be able to access the Preliminary Subdivision assignments and schedules on the FIRST Championship website here:
If you have any additional questions about the Championship prior to your departure, please do not hesitate to contact us at or by phone at 1-800-871-8326, ext. 0. The Team Support group will be on hand atFIRST Robotics Competition Pit Administration during the event to answer any questions you may have.
See you next week!

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