Championship Event is a multiple point campus, which will include five venues/spaces: George R Brown Convention Center
LEGO League Jr. World Festival Expo, FIRST
LEGO League World Festival, FIRST
Tech Challenge World Championship, FIRST
Robotics Competition Championship, FIRST Championship Conference, and select VIP events; which will feature the Innovation Faire including Scholarship Row.
The George R. Brown Convention Center is located on Avenida de las Americas. For detailed directions, click here
. Or, visit the venue site here: http://www.grbhouston.com/ Minute Maid Park
- finals for FIRST
Robotics Competition and FIRST
Tech Challenge along with the closing ceremonies.
Minute Maid Park from the Convention Center on foot:
- Head northeast on Avenida De Las Americas toward Mc Kinney
- Turn left onto Rusk St
- Turn right onto Crawford St
- Minute Maid Park will be on your left
Championship Welcome Party and will welcome the FIRST
community to Houston, TX. The Marriott Marquis Hote
l - a range of meetings and events.The Hilton America’s Hotel
- a range of meetings and events
All of this will contribute to the overall event goal of making a unique transformative experience to all teams, sponsors, volunteers, and supporters of FIRST
in a fun and safe environment in the city of Houston. Local Transportation
Metro Transportation is available in Houston
- Purchase discount passesLost and Found
Lost and Found can be turned in/claimed at the Information Desk.
Parking is available around the George R. Brown Convention Center.
The George R. Brown Convention Center cannot accept shipments directly. For robot shipping please refer to the program addendum.Wireless
Free wireless internet access is available in the common areas of the George R. Brown Convention Center. This access is not available on the Pit floor or in the playing field areas of the George R. Brown Convention Center – Level 1. When not actively using you wifi, please switch off your wifi and personal hotspots to benefit robot performance.
Due to the wireless nature of FIRST
control systems, wireless availability will be evaluated during the course of the event. Teams will not be allowed to set up their own wireless networks at the Championship. While we certainly appreciate the positive potential team-created wireless networks could represent, there is a chance such wireless networks could interfere with planned activities during the event.