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Haunted VEX V5 Robotics Competition Signature Event

High School

15-Nov-2024 - 17-Nov-2024 Add to Calendar
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
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Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
26-Jul-2024 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
9-Aug-2024 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
1-Nov-2024 12:00 EDT
Payment Deadline
9-Aug-2024 12:00 EDT

A maximum of 50% of team registrations can be from any one event region

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
Alabama 50% 40 40
This event is closed to registration because:
  • Registration opens at a future date.

Allgemeine information

Welcome to HAUNTED at SLOSS FURNACES Signature Event! 

HAUNTED at SLOSS FURNACES is hosted and staffed by the original HAUNTED team, Chris Allen and Zea Miller; we are delighted to add Omar Zuaiter and Haroon Khouly to our hosting team. We have moved HAUNTED to a new home at the historic Sloss Furnaces, which has been featured in Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures, Ghost Asylum, and dozens of other paranormal tv shows and podcasts. 

Get ready for one of the most anticipated Signature Events of the year!  

We will contact you closer to the event with more details including directions, site maps, times, and food information. Participants will be required to submit the VEX liability release form as well as the Sloss Furnaces Liability Release Form through or in person at the event. Costumes are always welcome and closed toe shoes are REQUIRED.

This event is live-streamed on YouTube. All competition fields will be raised.


Klassenstufe: High School

Herausforderung der roboterfähigkeiten: Ja

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Datum: 15-Nov-2024 - 17-Nov-2024

Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
20 32nd Street North
Birmingham, Alabama 35222
United States


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Last updated: May 6, 2024

Friday, November 15th

4:00 PM ~ Check-In, Inspection (Pit areas and Skills will open on Saturday morning)

5:00 PM ~ Night Tour of Sloss Furnaces (must RSVP, spaces limited), Metal Casting (additional pre-paid fee, spaces limited)

7:45 PM ~ Check-in and Inspection close for the day

8:00 PM ~ Venue Closes


Saturday, November 16th

7:00 AM ~ Check-In and Inspection Open / Practice Fields Open / Pits Open

8:15 AM ~ Check-In and Inspection CLOSE

8:30 AM ~ Opening Ceremony and Event Meeting (Practice Fields closed)

9:15 AM ~ Qualification Matches and Skills Open (Practice also open)

12:45 PM ~ Lunch

2:15 PM ~ Qualification Matches Continue

6:00 PM ~ Quaification Matches Pause and Skills closed for the night

6:00 PM ~ Night Tour of Sloss Furnaces (must RSVP, spaces limited)

7:30 PM ~ Venue Closed


Sunday, November 17th

7:00 AM ~ Doors and Practice Fields Open

8:00 AM ~ Qualification Matches resume, Skills open

11:45 AM ~ Qualification Matches End, Skills closes

12:00 PM ~ Alliance Selection (Practice Fields close)

12:30 PM ~ Lunch

1:30 PM ~ Elimination Matches

3:30 PM ~ Closing Ceremony / Awards

5:00 PM ~ Venue Closed

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Volunteers are essential to a successful tournament. Please consider volunteering. There are volunteer positions available at all levels of experience.

A volunteer sign up link will be available closer to the event.

Interested in being a field official? Fill out this form:


Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.

Richtlinie für not-/schlechtwettersituationen

In the event of bad weather, updates will be made via email.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

Refunds will only be made if the event is canceled. Refunds will not include the $5 processing fee assessed by Robot Events for processing.

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event and then chooses to withdraw or not attend:

Registrations will not be refunded for teams that register but choose not to come. 


Payment is required to be submitted by September 6th. Any teams added after September 6th will have one week from their registration date to complete payment.

Health and Safety Policies

Sloss Furnaces requires all event attendees to complete a site liability waiver. This will be emailed out to teams for each student, coach/mentor, and spectator to complete.

Date: 15-Nov-2024 - 17-Nov-2024
Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
20 32nd Street North
Birmingham, Alabama 35222
United States


Welcome to Birmingham! 

Sloss Furnaces is conveniently located only a short 10 minute drive from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM):

Birmingham on Trip Advisor:

Hotel and Dining suggestions coming soon!


Follow our YouTube Channel at:

Day 1 Livestream - TBD
Day 2 Livestream - TBD

Judging Format

All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in person during the event.

All teams will receive at least one interview in their pit. ALL notebooks must be turned on Saturday morning (November 16) by the close of Check-In, DO NOT TURN IN NOTEBOOKS FRIDAY NIGHT; only physical notebooks will be accepted - no digital links, thumb-drives, or QR codes will be accepted. 

Signature Event Early Bird Policy

  • All Signature Events will have a specific Early Bird Registration that is independent of all local/regional Early Bird systems
    • Each team starts the season with three (3) opportunities to register during the Signature Event Early-Bird period
      • An opportunity is taken away each time the team registers for a Signature Event, whether during the Signature Event Early-Bird period or Standard period
      • A Signature Event Early-Bird opportunity is not taken away if a team registers for a tournament hosted by their school or organization (where the team’s coach is the Event Partner)
    • Early Bird Registration will open 16 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
      • Note: Modifications to this may be made for events in August and September
    • Standard Registration will open 14 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
    • An Event Partner may register their own teams to their Signature Event during Signature Event Early Bird Registration no matter how many other Signature Events they are already registered for  
      • The Event Partner must be the Primary Contact for the teams they are registering