FIRST® is doubling its Championship fun and excitement! Next week, we’ll kick off the 2017 Championship action in Houston, Texas, USA, and the following week, we’ll be returning to St. Louis, Missouri, USA, which has been our Championship host city since 2011.

Two Championships means twice the amount of FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. and FIRST® LEGO® League teams attending. Dozens of countries will be represented at our World Festival Expo and World Festival events.

Although we’re proud to say we’ll have 120 FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams and 214 FIRST LEGO League teams at the events, we understand the majority of teams still won’t be able to make it (but, if you’re near Houston or St. Louis, we invite you to attend the event as a spectator! The FIRST Championship is free and open to the public. You’ll just need to obtain a spectator badge when you arrive at the venue).

If you want to check out the Championship action from the comfort of your own home (or while you’re on the go), we’ve got you covered!

Here are some places to follow the Championship action:

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Join the #FIRSTChamp conversation, and help us #makeitloud! Our #FIRSTChamp social media toolkit is available here, and includes thought-starters and sample posts to help you get started.

We also want to see your favorite #TBT photos from this past season! Tweet them @firstlegoleague.

We can’t wait to celebrate the CREATURE CRAZESM and ANIMAL ALLIESSM seasons at their official culminating events, and we hope you’ll be celebrating along with us!