FIRST Robotics Orange County Regional
March 21 - 24, 2018
UCI Bren Events Center
Irvine, CA

What is this all about?

Imagine combining the action of a major sporting event such as football and the rhythm of a rock and roll concert, but with a mechanical engineering twist. The FIRST Robotics Competition provides an educational and engineering environment for students to learn skills that aid in future job placement. It couples international teams made of students and professional engineers to overcome design and functionality obstacles. FIRST’s competition brings out the competitiveness of life with the fun of learning.

When is this taking place?

March 21 – 24, 2018

Who can attend?

The FIRST Robotics Competition is open to the public! We encourage anyone to come by to see all the action and cheer on our future innovators and leaders.

Where is the event being held?

UCI Bren Events Center
100 Mesa Road
Irvine, CA 92697 USA


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Visitor parking is available in Mesa Parking Structure. Permits may be purchased at the information booth or kiosk on the entry level for $10/day.
Trailer parking for teams is available in lot 14A, but daily permits are required for trailers. For this reason, we recommend teams park their trailers offsite.

How much does it cost?

The cost of admission is FREE!


The Orange County Regional has a top goal of spreading the goals of FIRST through social media and traditional news outlets. We try to spread the educational and riveting experience of FIRST Robotics Competition in order to bring in people who are unfamiliar to robotics into the program. The Orange County Regional is also actively trying to partner with traditional news outlets in order to gain coverage for the event, if you have any contacts or are part of a media office please contact us.

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