WA State Jr.FLL Expo Saturday March 30th, 2013
The WA State Jr.FLL Expo on Saturday March 30th will be held at the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle. The Expo will pair every jrFLL team with a FRC team for a tour of the FRC teams Robot pits and watching of the FRC game with expert explanations of the game by FRC students. As all Expo's, this event is open to the general public and younger and older siblings are very welcome to attend and explore!
Preparing for the JrFLL Expo
In order for your team to be prepared and participate in the Jr.FLL Expo you must do the following:
- Register with FIRSTWA your Jr.FLL team for the Expo (go here)
- Make sure that each child on the team and every coach/mentor of the Jr.FLL team completes the following attached release form prior to arriving at the Expo and ensure that you hand those forms in.
- Arrive at the Jr.FLL Expo between 9:00 AM and 9:30 AM with your Show-me poster and LEGO model
- 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM -- Team arrival and check-in
- 9:30 AM -- Opening Ceremony
- 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM -- Jr.FLL Judging and hands-on activities
- 12:30 PM -- Jr.FLL Awards Ceremony
- 1:00 PM -- Teams depart for home
Robot drive demos: FRC robots, FTC robots
Special Opportunity: pairing with a FRC team to get expert tour of the FRC robot game and robot building
Other activities: Art projects, LEGO play area
Concessions are available at the CenturyLink Field Event Center. Teams are not allowed to bring their own snacks, food etc.
The food policy at CenturyLink Field Event Center does not allow outside food or drink, however we do have a couple of options: The CenturyLink concession stands will be open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and they will be serving a $6 box lunch provided by Levy Catering. The box lunch will have a choice of turkey or ham sandwich with cheddar cheese, a bag of chips, caprisun and a fortune cookie. Teams do not have to order ahead of time.
Summary - if you do order from a third party and / or bring food from home you will need to eat it outside of the actual hall where we are holding our event.
Map of facility to come soon
You may park in any commercially available parking area. We suggest using the CenturyLink Field Event Center garage, or the CenturyLink Field North Lot. The parking garage area isexpected to cost $11 per day, with no in/out privileges. If you are attending all 3 days of the event, we recommend the $33 pass option, that is valid for in/out privileges as well as overnight parking. FIRSTWA has no control overthese prices. Make sure to tell the operator at the garage what you would like.
Here are links to thelocal public transportation sites:
Can we drop off LEGO model and Poster board before parking?
You could drive by the main entry doors, stop and unload your team and LEGO Model and Poster board, but you CAN NOT PARK there! The best way to do this, is to unload is northbound Occidental Ave S. From S Royal Brougham Way, turn north onto Occidental Ave S. You may unload in front of the CenturyLink Field Event Center, but then must move away to make room for other. Your may NOT park on Occidental Ave S.
Where do we unload our bus?
The best place to unload a bus load of people is northbound Occidental Ave S. From S Royal Brougham Way, turn north onto Occidental Ave S. Your bus may unload in front of the CenturyLink Field Event Center, but then must move away to make room for other buses. Your bus may NOT park on Occidental Ave S.
Where can we park a bus?
There is no onsite bus parking. Suggestions from the staff included finding an appropriate and legal place on a side street, or making other arrangements. The north lot at CenturyLink will have limited parking available for $60 on a first come first served basis.
Buses can park behind Safeco Field on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (March 28-30) for $30 a bus per day. Interested teams can contact Malcolm Rogel of the Seattle Mariners at (206) 346-4105. The general number for the Front Office is (206) 346-4000.