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FIRST Robotics State Finals at Saginaw Valley State University

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Venue Rules

  • Walk within the venue, NO RUNNING.
  • Safety glasses need to be worn in the Fieldhouse - Pit area.
  • Besides water, no food or beverages are allowed in the Fieldhouse - Pit area.
  • ONE table per team in the designated areas for team food. Schedule for food areas:
    • Thursday
      • Hamilton Gym: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      • Rec Courts: 9:00 a.m. - 6 p.m. (closing for SVSU programming)
    • Friday
      • Hamilton Gym: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      • Rec Courts: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    • Saturday
      • Hamilton Gym: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
      • Rec Courts: 8:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.
  • No crock pots allowed anywhere in the venue.
  • No boxes, bags, wagons, or coolers are allowed on the 2nd Floor Concourse or the 1st Floor Hallways of the Ryder Center. Please keep these items in the lunch rooms only.  ALL items need to be removed from the lunch rooms each night.  No items can be left overnight in the lunch rooms.
  • Coolers/items are not able to be left overnight.
  • No additional tables and chairs can be brought into the venue, this includes portable tables and lawn chairs.
  • No smoking or vaping in the venue.
  • Keep all egress areas open and clear.
  • No saving seats in the stands.
  • No throwing items in or from the stands.
  • Practice in the pits or on the Practice Field only.
  • Respect the venue, please.

Respecting and observing this additional event safety protocol is in line with our usual safety protocols of wearing ANSI certified safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, safe usage and handling of tools and equipment, and even politely asking others to step out of the way when moving robots through crowded halls at events. We do these things to keep ourselves and each other safe. It is Gracious Professionalism in its truest form.