FIRST Championship


The Next Big Thing for FIRST

Throughout the last 25 years, FIRST has been continually evolving. In 1995, the inaugural FIRST Championship event was held at Epcot in Walt Disney World with just 48 teams. Since then, FIRST has continued to grow and expand to meet the needs of the community…and our community is still growing!

FIRST is not just growing in size, but also significantly impacting culture and
influencing the way people view science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through our amazing students, Mentors, Volunteers, and Sponsors. Because of our rampant robotics revolution, FIRST must evolve once again. Next year, the FIRST Championship will expand to encompass multiple venues throughout downtown St. Louis.

With the support of our generous host city, FIRST will be expanding the Championship footprint so that all four K-12 programs have room to grow, and to allow more participants to experience the excitement of the FIRST Championship!

About the FIRST Championship

The FIRST Championship is the culmination of the season's FIRST programs, bringing together three separate robotics competitions for the ultimate Sport for the Mind™. The event includes the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Championship, the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championship, and the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) World Festival. Also featured is the Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) World Festival Expo.

Our high-tech spectator events combine the excitement of sport with science and technology. Join our students as they showcase the results of weeks of intense preparation, competing in thrilling matches and working on their robots in the "Pits."

2014 FIRST Championship Wrap Video

See also:  2014 FIRST Championship

Here are a few new features to give you a sneak peak:

  • Multiple new venues
  • Olympic Village feel
  • Entertainment options
  • Dedicated transportation
  • New media formats for participants onsite and at home
  • And, best of all – more chances to see your friends and meet new ones from around the world