Pit order - further clarification please

I see in this thread from March 15, 2017 (https://vexforum.com/t/pits/40251/1) that “The World Championship pits will be arranged in numerical team order.”

However, on page 10 of the VEX Worlds Team FAQ dated April 11, 2017 (http://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2017/01/vex-worlds-2017-team-faq.pdf) that: “The team pits will be in multiple halls. The halls are connected and the pits will be organized by Division.”

Which is correct? If the more recent information is correct and the pits are organized by division and not in numerical order, this puts a huge strain on organizations with more than one team and I would urge you to reconsider.

Both are actually correct. Each grade level is located in a different “hall” in the Kentucky Expo Center. All halls within the Kentucky Expo Center are connected. Within each grade level, the pits are laid out in numerical order. To illustrate this point, I can provide a couple of hypothetical examples:

  1. VRC MS team #123A will be located in North Wing, right after #120B and before #123B.
  2. VRC HS team #1A will be located in South Wing, right before team #1B.

In summary, teams are organized by Grade Level and then by team number. I hope that this helps.