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Greetings 2018 FIRST® Championship Teams:
We are looking forward to seeing all of you at the FIRST Championship in Houston next month! 
To start, we encourage you to visit the 2018 FIRST Championship website for important event details. This website is updated often, so check back periodically for new posts. We also recommend that teams use the FIRST Championship app to stay up to date with Championship specific information.
Please keep the following points in mind as you Plan your Visit.
New! Transport with PODS®: Looking for an easy option to transport your Pit materials? Make PODS your first choice to get to the FIRST Championship in Houston. Details here.
New! Stream matches right in your Pit! Bring a TV or Monitor to hook up to the provided RF Cable Drop and view feeds from each sub-division live feed, as well as the sub-division standings. Please reference the Pit cable specifications ahead of the event.
Attendee Registration: Make sure to pre-register your team members ahead of time, so that you won’t have to wait on site. All attendees must be badged for the FIRST Championship. Pre-registration 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 week of the event. 
Reference the Hotels and Badging page for more information and to pre-register.
Travel Discounts: We are excited to share FIRST Championship travel discounts for hotel, ground transportation, air fare, and car rentals. The discounts provided for can be used for both FIRST® Championship Houston and FIRST® Championship Detroit by all members of the FIRST community. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to
Shipping your Robot to Championship: All competing teams MUST ship their robot to the Championship event, using the FedEx donation. Teams who qualify at Regional Events will receive electronic shipping documents via email. All teams should make sure to keep an eye out for communication from concerning shipping your robot. More information about the shipping process, as well as a crate construction guide, can be found on the Robot Transportation page.
Make the most out of your FIRST Championship experience: When you’re not on the field – volunteer! You and your team can work with and inspire tens of thousands of students from around the world and still be front-row to the excitement. Volunteer opportunities for all programs are still available, including Student Ambassadors. Learn how your team can help here.
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