FIRST® – WCPA

2023 Greater Pittsburgh Regional

The 2023 Greater Pittsburgh Regional will be held

Week 6 – April 5-8, 2023

Kickoff Event January 7, 2023

The Greater Pittsburgh Regional is a 48-team event.

Regular bi-weekly Coach/Mentor meetings will be held beginning Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 7:00 p.m. Eastern time to answer questions about the event and discuss topics that are relevant to this year’s game.  These meetings will not be recorded, are not mandatory, and all are welcome to attend.  Please contact the Regional Director if you would like to be included in the meetings.

Location:David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA  15222 USA
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Lodging Information:Many hotel accommodations are available nearby and may be found through an online search.
Team Event Handbook:2023 Greater Pittsburgh Regional Team Handbook – 22-0912
The Handbook answers many questions that teams may have about the event such as parking, safety, meal options etc. The Handbook will be revised throughout the season.
Lunch
Pre-order:
Pre-order lunch menus will be posted once available.
Other lunch options may be found in the handbook.
Event Schedule:Please see the Team Handbook for the Event Schedule. Schedule is subject to change.
Volunteer:Volunteering at the Greater Pittsburgh Regional is a great way to get to know the details of the FIRST Robotics Competition.  Simply follow the prompts on your firstinspires.org dashboard and register.  Many positions are available for those who may be arriving with a team Thursday morning. While we ask volunteers to be available for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and Judges to be available Friday and Saturday. Day positions are also available.  When registering, please specify the day(s) you are available, or add a note to the comment section specifying that you would like to participate for only one day, but have no preference of which day.  Come and join the fun.
COVID-19 RequirementsFace coverings are optional when you enter the building. COVID-19 Requirements subject to change.

FIRST closely monitors news and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, local health agencies, as well as state and federal laws and regulations, as we continue to plan the FIRST Robotics Competition Western & Central PA season. The following precautionary measures are currently in place for the event. These measures may be updated as new information becomes available. Please direct your thoughts, questions and concerns to the Daphne Frownfelter, the Regional Director:  dfrownfelter@firstinspires.org, 610-401-4310.

2023 FIRST Robotics Competition Western & Central PA COVID-19 Policy