Central Illinois Regional

Peoria, IL, March 15 - 18, 2023

General information about our main season competitions.

Event Information

 

Illinois FIRST Central Illinois Regional Website

Location

Renaissance Coliseum - Bradley University

1600 W. Main St.

Peoria, IL   61606

Maps

Maps showing the campus, coliseum, parking, and food locations are available using the following links:

Parking

There is free parking in the multi-deck garage (Main Street Parking Deck) across N. Maplewood Ave. from the coliseum on the west site. For Friday and especially Saturday, get there early if you plan to use the parking garage. There is also limited parking available elsewhere on campus.

Food

We will make arrangements to order box lunches for those team members who can’t leave the area. In addition to food stands within the coliseum, there is a food court in the university’s student union building (Michel Student Center) which is about a 5 minute walk from the coliseum. The food court options are generally better than the box lunch options. Food purchased at the food court may be brought into the coliseum - other food may not. We will post more information on the Bradley food options when it becomes available. There are also nearby restaurants within a 10 minute walk.

Hotel Information

 

Country Inn & Suites, Peoria North

We’ll be staying at:

Country Inn & Suites, Peoria North

5309 W. Landens Way
Peoria, IL 61615

Phone:  309-589-0044

Hotel Website (for information only)

Google Map - Hotel Location

We have a group reservation rate of $96/night + tax for standard rooms (both kings and double queens) and $116/night + tax for a limited number of suites (both kings and double queens). Make your reservations by phone by Monday, February 13, 2023 and tell them that you’re with Roaring Robotics. Do not make your reservations using the hotel website. Let the Grumpy Adult know if you encounter any reservation issues. We have 7 rooms reserved for Wednesday night, 25 rooms for both Thursday and Friday nights, and 7 rooms reserved for Saturday night (for those who don’t want to make the drive home on Saturday evening).

The hotel is about a 8.5 mile, 12 minute, drive from the Renaissance Coliseum. Most of the rooms are standard rooms with two queen beds. However, there are some suites that can accommodate up to six people between two beds and a pull out sofa (we reserved 7 of the suites for Thursday and Friday nights).

There are a variety of restaurants near the hotel not to mention a nearby mall and grocery store (HyVee).

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Human player feeds the robot at 2022 Central Illinois Regional