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    Parking for Visitors

    Please park in the Main Street Parking Deck next to the Renaissane Coliseum. Click here for a map of Bradley University.

    Click here for directions to the Bradley University Renaissance Center.

     

    Parking for Teams

    Bradley University has provided a parking map to assist FIRST teams in locating parking for cars, pick-ups, trailers, and mini-buses.  Click here for the BU Parking Map for FIRST Teams. Please note the parking locations and pedestrian entrances in red print.

    If you will be arriving by charter bus or school bus, please see the BradleyBusMap. These buses will be parked off-site after team drop-off and a shuttle service will be provided to get the bus driver to and from the venue to the bus.  Because the "new and improved" intersection at Main and University does not easily accommodate large buses making right hand turns, you will see from the map that the buses are directed in a one way loop to facilitate navigating the local roads.  Please print off a copy of this for your bus driver, since his GPS directions will potentially cause your arrival to be delayed.

     

    Load-In

    This year, we will allow pit set up during the Wednesday night load in from 6pm to 8:30pm.  Local Teams will be providing volunteers to assist you unloading your vehicles and trailers so we can keep the flow moving into the venue and minimize wait in line.   When your vehicle is unloaded and all items are cleared from the sidewalk, you will be given a card that you will turn into Pit Administration and you will be able to set up your pit. Access will be limited to 5 team members, one of which must be an adult mentor. Robot Inspectors will be monitoring the Pits during this time to ensure safety.

     No one else will have access to the arena, so please plan accordingly if your entire team is arriving on a bus on Wednesday evening.

     If you are not arriving until Thursday morning, we will have load-in from 7:45 - 8:30 am.

     

    Click here for a driving map for load-in.  For more details and to see a diagram that shows the flow of entry and exit through the Coliseum during load-in, click here. See also the BU Parking Map for FIRST teams.

     

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