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  • Apr 8 - 9, 2022


  • Free

  • Family friendly event with lots to see and do!

FIRST Chesapeake Robotics Championship

Cheer on your favorite robot in exciting alliance matches every 7 minutes! Learn more about starting your own robotics team! Take part in free interactive exhibits for all ages! As part of its celebration of 20 years of robotics competitions in Virginia, FIRST Chesapeake is bringing its biggest event ever to the Hampton Coliseum.  80 of the best and brightest high school robotics teams from Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland will take part in this fast-paced and high energy Championship event. Robots will compete as part of FIRST Rise powered by Star Wars: Force for Change in the challenge Infinite Recharge. Be a part of the excitement. The Force is building.

Sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding. 


COVID-19 GUIDELINES: Hampton Coliseum will adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines in accordance with the Governor’s Office of Virginia as recommended by the Virginia Department of Health and Center for Diseases Control and Prevention. For the safety of our patrons and employees, we ask you to maintain social distancing while inside and outside of the venue. Facemasks are required at all times when inside the venue, except while eating or drinking while in your seat.  Guidelines subject to change.

Event Times

  • Friday, Apr 8, 2022 TBA
  • Saturday, Apr 9, 2022 TBA