About the Event

Join over 40 high school FRC teams as they compete on a basketball court sized field with 4ft tall, 120lb robots! A team of high school students had six weeks to design and build a fully functional robot to compete in this year’s challenge. Teams will qualify for the State Championship through their performance at our district events that will take place in Bloomington, Mishawaka, Columbus, and Indianapolis. Teams will advance from the State Championship to represent Indiana at the World Championship in Detroit, MI on April 29th – May 2nd.

Venue Information

Parking Map

Venue Map

Please follow school rules, no tobacco, alcohol, drugs, etc on the school campus, wear shoes and shirts at all times.

The Columbus North High School administration would like to encourage all spectators and teams to help in their efforts to minimize plastic waste by bringing reusable water containers and utensils. Water stations will be provided throughout the event.

In order to help reduce the spread of contagious diseases, the event is providing compostable cups at all of the water stations. Teams are welcome to bring their own bottled or canned water and dispose of the containers in the provided recycling bins.

Team Food Information


Special Dogs and More

Click here for team ordering information.

Chick Fil A

Click here for team ordering information.

Papa John’s Pizza
Order online or call ahead for delivery to the venue or your hotel.
In addition to pre orders, several vendors will be set up at the venue for Friday and Saturday including Lucabe Coffee, Son’s Kettle Korn, Chick Fil A, Flavors of India, and Fazolis.
Concessions will be available on Friday and Saturday offering drinks and snacks.

Severe Airborne Peanut / Tree Nut Allergy – Please Be Aware

In order to maintain a supportive and inclusive environment, FIRST Indiana Robotics is asking our teams to keep the following things in mind:

  1. Please keep peanuts / tree nuts out of the pit area (as a reminder, food is not allowed in the pits).
  2. Consider removing peanuts / tree nuts from team meals and snacks.
  3. Please stay aware of your surroundings when eating at the event and take time to wash your hands after a meal.

FIRST Indiana Robotics recognizes that, as this is a public event, we cannot maintain a 100% nut free zone or prevent people from bringing these items into the building. We appreciate any support you can provide in our efforts to reduce contact with the allergen.

Hotel Information

Sleep Inn & Suites
2335 W Jonathan Moore Pike, Columbus
812- 372-7200
Standard Double Room (2 beds) $129.00 + tax

La Quinta Inn & Suites
101 Carrie Ln, Columbus
812- 379-4657
Standard Double Room (2 beds) $129.00 + tax

Econo Lodge & Suites
161 Carrie Ln, Columbus
Standard Double Room (2 beds) $100.00 + tax

Hilton Garden Inn Edinbrugh
12210 N Executive Dr, Edinburgh
Standard Double Room (2 beds) $90.00 + tax

Comfort Inn & Suites Edinburgh
11711 N US 31, Edinburgh
Standard Double Room (2 beds) $104.00 + tax

Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Tipton Lakes
3888 Mimosa Dr, Columbus,
812- 342-8888
Standard Double Room (2 beds) $99.00 + tax


Fairfield Inn & Suites
2820 Merchant Mile, Columbus
812- 552-5333
Standard Double Room (2 beds) $129.00 + tax

Hotel Indigo Columbus Architectural Center
400 Brown St, Columbus
812- 375-9100
Standard Double Room (2 beds) $124.99 + tax

Columbus Robotics Event Link

Holiday Inn Columbus
2485 W Jonathan Moore Pike, Columbus
812- 417-7200
Standard Double Room (2 beds) $129.00 + tax

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Edinburgh

12225 N Executive Dr, Edinburgh 812-526-4919
Standard Double Room (2 beds) $124.00 + tax

Hampton Inn Edinburgh

12161 N US 31, Edinburgh
Standard Double Room (2 beds) $124.00 + tax

Please Note: All teams must identify themselves as “Columbus FRC District Event” when calling the hotels to book rooms to be given the special discounted rate.

Haley Meek, the Columbus Visitors Center Guest Services Assistant Manager, would be happy to assist as a resource if any teams have problems finding rooms or need additional hotel information. Please find her information below:

Haley Meek, Guest Services Assistant Manager
Columbus Visitors Center
506 5th St, Columbus, IN 47201

Office: 812.378.2622 | Cell: 812.350.4211

A special thanks to our state-wide sponsors!