Dear FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams,
I am writing to share the hugely disappointing news that, as a result of the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and at the direction of our host, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the New York Tech Valley Regional on March 11-14 has been postponed out of an abundance of caution and with the health and safety of our community in mind. The new dates for the New York Tech Valley Regional have not yet been set.
We recognize that teams have put an enormous amount of work into preparing for this event and we regret having to share such disappointing news. FIRST® team support can help your team identify alternative events and can be reached at email@example.com.
As Regional Director, this is difficult news for me to share. I was looking forward to seeing you all, watching you compete and hearing your stories of challenges and success. I know that you are frustrated. I know that you have questions. This is a rapidly evolving situation and we are all doing our best to make decisions that are in everyone’s best interest both on and off the field of play. I promise that I will share information with you as it is shared with me.
Keep building. Keep learning. Keep meeting. Keep inspiring.
Janice Martino Regional Director, FIRST®
Follow @NYTVFRC #NYTechValleyFRC
Each team should complete this load-in survey by Monday, March 9, 2020 to reserve its load-in time slot.
LOAD-IN PROCEDURE 2020
Teams who prefer may load-in on Thursday morning and should make every effort to arrive [prior to] between 7:30AM and 8:30AM to avoid delays. Load-in opens on Thursday at 7:45AM.
ROBOT & EQUIPMENT LOAD-IN RULES
LOAD-IN MAP & DIRECTIONS
Load-in/out for all vehicles except buses. Team drop-off/pick-up is not permitted from this approach.
GPS Address: 80 Peck Drive, Troy, NY, 12180
Load-in/out for buses. Team drop-off/pick-up is permitted from this approach.
GPS Address: 20 Georgian Court, Troy, NY, 12180. This will put you in front of the arena.
LOAD-IN PROCEDURE 2020 (printable PDF)