Welcome to NHRL!
Event Day is crazy but this page should help you to understand what opportunities are available to our spectators both at our facility and around Norwalk! Below are several key categories to share with you some of the important information we want you to know.
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Ways to Spectate!
Spectate in Person
If you are going to attend our event by spectating in person please purchase a ticket ahead of time here!
Can't make it to the event? Join the viewing party on discord.
Watch the live stream here
Exciting Activities at NHRL
For the first time ever we are excited to offer our spectators and competitors the opportunity to drive NHRL's one of a kind referee bot Brett the Brick! Driving this bot will not only allow for everyone to be able to drive a real combat robot but it will also give people an opportunity to understand the challenges associated with driving our referee bots. As a special treat for this experience we will be stocking the cage with some materials to allow for everyone to understand just how powerful our referee bots are, even when they are in demonstration mode.
Feel the Action
Unlike the viewing experience at home, here in our arena with our up close bleacher seating you will be able to feel every single hit delivered by these fearsome robots. There truly is nothing like watching combat robots and feeling the force of these large hits vibrate throughout the arena. As you can see our spectator area is decked out with large screen TVs to keep you as close to the action as possible. In addition to the TVs the spectator arena is also home to our very own announcers Luke and Kyle! So not only can you watch ever fight live but you will also be able to interact with our announcers as they react to each fight throughout the day. This experience also allows for our spectators to see everything that goes into the production of this event. They can watch the builders during fights and truly feel their reactions to their successes and feel for them in their upsets.
250lb Heavyweight Combat Robots!
Another experience that we are able to offer here at our arena is for a chance to take photos with some of your favorite battle bots from the discovery TV show! Inside our facility we have the robots of Sharko, Paintrain, and Smeee setup for people to take photos with. In addition to the robots being here at NHRL their builders, Evan Arias and Joe Fabiani are builders here at NHRL and compete in our 3lb, 12lb, and 30lb weight classes.
Finally we have our lounge and eating area. Here we have free drinks, water dispensers, picnic tables, and a view of the live stream for anyone who wants to get food without missing any of the action throughout the day!
Day of Schedule
When you come to spectate here in Norwalk it is important to understand the expected flow of the day and planned timeline of fights, food trucks, and activities.
Starting off in the morning at 9:45AM we will open our doors to allow for spectators to being entering into the arena and getting situated with the spectating arena, event activities, and photo opportunities.
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Starting at 10:00 AM we will begin robot fights that are going to run are fights in our winners and losers brackets. These fights will take a break at 6:00 PM for 30 minuets to allow for builders to have time to repair their robots. During this break the stream will also be switched over to the NRHL prime stream.
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
During this time frame we are going to have food trucks on site providing food for our competitors and spectators. At our upcoming event we are going to have two food trucks in attendance. First off we are going to be having Ringside Grill, a local Norwalk food truck, and secondly we are going to be having Silver Sands Pizza. Both of their menus can be found by clicking on each trucks name! These trucks have been at our facility before and we are excited to be inviting them back for our audience!
7:00 PM - Close
After the 30 minuet break we will move into NHRL prime which is going to focus on the last 16 bots in each weight class. These fights are expected to be less rapidly paced as each builder is allotted 20 minuets after each fight to repair and recharge their robot. However, since these are gearing up to be some of our finalists these fights are sure to be intense and action packed.
For spectators that will be coming to our facility there is some important information that we would like everyone to be aware before arriving. First off we have free WIFI available on the Norwalk Havoc Network to all competitors and spectators. If you are interested in looking at the brackets before you arrive or throughout the day please select which bracket you are interested in seeing.
As the day goes on these brackets will be populated with the winners and losers from each fight. If at any point in the day you are wondering how a bot you are following is doing please look for their name in the bracket and you will be able to see their current standing!
Finally we have a map of our building here. Please look at this map before arriving at our event or upon arrival. This map shows all of the important areas within our arena as well as how to evacuate our arena in the event of an emergency.