WISCONSIN REGIONAL

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EVENT AGENDA

Please be advised that the venue will NOT be opening early on Friday and Saturday.

All areas will open at 8:00 AM.

The Main Lobby will be unlocked earlier so that you can get out of the cold.

 

WEDNESDAY

MARCH 18

 

6:00 PM

5 Team Reps to Load In

Set Up Pits

8:00 PM

Load In & Pit Set Up Ends

THURSDAY

MARCH 19

 

7:45 AM

5 Team Reps to Load In

8:30 AM

Pits Open

Machine Shop Open

Registration Open

Inspection Open

9:00 AM

Driver's Meeting

Field Open for Measurement

11:00 AM

Lunch

12:00 PM

Practice Matches Start

6:30 PM

Practice Matches End

8:00 PM

Pits Close

Machine Shop Close

Inspection Close

FRIDAY

MARCH 20

 

8:00 AM

Pits Open

Machine Shop Open

8:30 AM

Opening Ceremonies Starts

9:00 AM

Qualification Matches Begin

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Qualification Matches

5:45 PM

Awards Ceremony

6:30 PM

Awards Ceremony Concludes

Pits Close

Machine Shop Close

SATURDAY

MARCH 21

 

8:00 AM

Pits Open

Machine Shop Open

8:30 AM

Opening Ceremonies Starts

9:00 AM

Qualification Matches Begin

12:15 PM

Alliance Selections

12:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

Playoff Matches

4:30 PM

Awards Ceremony

6:00 PM

Awards Ceremony Concludes

6:30 PM

Pits Close

Machine Shop Close

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VENUE

 

UWM PANTHER ARENA

The Wisconsin Regional is held at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the corner of Kilbourn and Vel R. Phillips Avenues.

UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena

400 W Kilbourn Ave

Milwaukee, WI 53203

The UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena is home to the UW-Milwaukee Panthers men’s basketball team (Horizon League), the Milwaukee Admirals professional hockey team (American Hockey League), the Milwaukee Wave professional indoor soccer team (Major Arena Soccer League), and the Brewcity Bruisers amateur roller derby league (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association).

PARKING

There are several private parking locations available near the UWM Panther Arena.

 

Parking fees depend on other activities scheduled at the Bradley Center.  Expect to pay $5-10 per day for parking. You may locate the Wisconsin Center District parking lot entrance on 500 W. Wells St. across from the arena. 

If bus parking is needed, you may wish to contact the nearby Italian Community Center:
 

ICC lot
631 E. Chicago
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-223-2180

SECURITY

Please be aware that there are some updates to the UWM-Panther Arena to provide a more secure and safe environment for us to enjoy the event.  Upon entering the main entrance, all attendees will be required to pass through metal detectors to enter the event.

For this reason, we are emphasizing the importance of bringing ALL tools that will be needed for the event on Wednesday evening during Load-in. 

 

Any item that could be considered a prohibited item will not be allowed to enter the venue for the remainder of the weekend.  Please include everything in your drop off Wednesday night.

 

LOAD IN / PIT SETUP

LOAD IN

Load-in for the Wisconsin Regional is changing once again due to limited space and constraints at Panther Arena.

 

The regional planning committee has partnered with MSOE to utilize a parking lot as a holding area, and we are asking teams to:

  1. Check-in at MSOE

  2. Get a number

  3. Wait to be called while hanging out with others from FIRST.

CHECK-IN LOCATION

The location of the parking lot is the corner of State St. and Jackson St. next to the MSOE Walter Schroeder Library.

The easiest way to get to this lot is to take I-94E to I-794E and take the left exit at Exit 1E to N Van Buren St. Follow N. Van Buren St. for approximately 0.5 miles and take a left on State street, and then crossover Jackson St. and take a left into the parking lot. If you are using GPS or Waze and you select Walter Schroeder Library as your destination, please make sure you go to the parking lot behind it.

When you get to the lot, a representative will be at the lot to take your team number, give you your number to place in the dash of your vehicle and find out if you can load from the curbside, or require the parking lot.

Please know this information, because if you cannot unload from the curb and you tell the representative you can, you will be sent back to the parking lot to wait. We have 5 curbside slots and 4 parking lot spaces for loadout (more than last year) so we should be able to get everyone into the building.

 

The number in the dash will be required to park and unload at the arena, so please do not try and bypass the check-in, you will just be redirected to the State Street parking lot and not allowed to unload.

Please note that you cannot take longer than 15 minutes to unload your vehicle, if you need longer than 15 minutes, unload your vehicle and go park somewhere else, or have a designated driver come back to the state street lot to wait. Our goal is to get all teams loaded in during the two hour window we are provided, so please be gracious to our volunteers and to other teams by expediting your unloading at the venue.

Thank you in advance for following these rules and we look forward to seeing you at the Wisconsin regional!

 

LODGING

There are many hotels and motels within a one mile range of the UWM Panther Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

RESERVATIONS

Experient Events has negotiated the lowest possible group rates in the area.

RECOMMENDED HOTELS

Cambria Hotel Milwaukee Downtown

503 North Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI

 

Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown
176 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI (0.4 miles away)

 

Fairfield Inn & Suites Milwaukee 
710 N Old World Third St, Milwaukee, WI (0.3 miles away)

 

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee 
333 West Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, WI (Adjacent to Venue)

 

Hilton Milwaukee City Center 
509 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI (0.3 miles away)

Springhill Suites by Marriott Milwaukee Downtown

744 North 4th St, Milwaukee, WI

 

Brookfield Suites Hotel & Convention Center
1200 S Moorland Road, Brookfield, WI (11.1 miles away)

OTHER LODGING OPTIONS

 

The Tommy G Thompson Youth Center on the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds offers inexpensive housing:  https://wistatefair.com/wsfp/tommy-g-thompson-youth-center/

 

Go to visitmilwaukee.org/plan-a-visit/places-to-stay/ to search for additional options to meet your needs.

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FOOD

IN-VENUE CONCESSIONS

 

Multiple Concession Stands will be open at the arena, and Coffee and Bakery will be available each morning when the doors open.

 

Here are some details on the concession stands that will be open this year:

 

THURSDAY

Po-tah-to

Usingers

Cedar Crest

Loaded Dog

Ian's Pizza

FRIDAY

Po-tah-to

Usingers

Cedar Crest

Loaded Dog

Ian's Pizza

Milltown Taco

The Coop

Victory Grill

SATURDAY

Po-tah-to

Usingers

Cedar Crest

Loaded Dog

Ian's Pizza

Milltown Taco

The Coop

Victory Grill

CONCESSIONS MENU

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PRE-ORDER BOX LUNCH

 

Pre-order box lunches for Thursday March 19th thru Saturday March 21st will again be available this year.

 

Please complete the “FIRST Robotics Lunch Order Form 2020.pdf” and email it to Barry.Black@med.ge.com by Monday, March 9th, 10am CDT

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OTHER DINING OPTIONS

 

**Note**

Remember that no outside food or beverage may be brought into the UWM Panther Arena, in accordance with house policies.

Major Goosby's

Major Goosby's (across the street just East of the arena) welcomes all teams for lunch and dinner.  To make reservations for large parties, please call 414-271-3414.

More

Go to visitmilwaukee.org/plan-a-visit/food-drink/more-food-and-drink/ to find options to meet your specific needs.

TEAM SOCIAL

SPONSORED BY MSOE AND ROCKWELL AUTOMATION

 

Join Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) University students and your fellow FIRST Regional competitors on Friday, March 20th, 6:30-9:00pm at MSOE for an evening social to kick-off the weekend!

MSOE is within walking distance of the arena.

 

MSOE student groups will be hosting a variety of activities along with dinner in Dierks Hall. Ample space is available for those teams who would like to discuss scouting and strategy for the weekend while enjoying some dinner on campus. Registration will fill up quickly, so be sure to secure your spot today!

 

Location

MSOE Dierks Hall,

1025 North Milwaukee St

Milwaukee, WI 53202

Cost

$7 per person.

Note

  • COACHES SHOULD REGISTER ALL TEAM MEMBERS IN A SINGLE ORDER.

  • $7 PER PERSON FEE WILL BE INVOICED TO TEAMS VIA REGISTRATION E-MAIL ADDRESS USED.

 

Confirmation information will be sent out to all registered attendees the week of the event with additional information.

 

SCOUTING SECTION

 

Like previous years, the Wisconsin Regional will have a reserved section on the floor level for team scouting.

 

Power outlets will be available in this section for laptop computers.

 

Each team will be given 2 wrist bands, included in your registration packets at Pit Admin, which must be worn to access this section. If you need more wristbands, we encourage your team to negotiate with other teams to acquire additional wristbands in exchange for sharing of scouting information.

Please be aware that portions of the scouting section will be made available to VIP Guests on Friday.  Students are expected to demonstrate their gracious professionalism by sharing the space and making our guests feel welcome!

We will also offer Laptop Lounges at multiple locations at the venue, with tables, chairs, and power outlets. Stay tuned for a venue map with these locations identified.

 

WEBCAST

Once again, the Wisconsin Regional is proud to host a live webcast, available for your friends and family that can’t watch the action live and in person. 

 

FIRST WEBCAST UNIT

Visit www.frc.watch and search for the Wisconsin Regional.

AT THE CONTROL

Alternatively, visit atthecontrol.com/event-details/WIMI/2020 to watch your favorite teams and participate in team and event-specific chat groups.

THE BLUE ALLIANCE

View match scores and watch your favorite moments after the event concludes at thebluealliance.com/event/2020wimi

 
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Wisconsin Regional

UWM Panther Arena

400 W Kilbourn Ave

Milwaukee, WI 53203

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The La Crosse Center 

300 Harborview Plaza

La Crosse, WI 54601

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