NHRL 2023 Season

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NHRL 2023 Season

Watch LIVE as builders of 3lb, 12lb and 30lb combat robots from all over the world compete to become NHRL's World Champion.

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NHRL 165 Water Street Norwalk, CT 06854

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About this event

Fight! Robots, Fight! Experience the fast-growing sport of Robot Combat with NHRL. Hundreds of competitors from around the world use intellect and innovation to outfit their bots with multiple dangerous weapons, and duke it out in Havoc-sanctioned cages. Take in the non-stop, up-close action, interactive experiences and festival-like environment, with food trucks, breweries and special surprises at each event.


NHRL (Norwalk Havoc Robot League) is the largest and most accessible robot combat league in the world, with 6 events across the year to gain a place at the 3lb, 12lb and 30lb $1MILLION World Championships at the end of each NHRL season.

You’ll see hundreds of fights at each event across 6 purpose built cages with groundbreaking robots from fully autonomous spinning robots known as Meltybrains, to flamethrower bots which melt their opponents into a pile of molten parts.

Nothing prepares you for the feeling of being cage side when two 30lb robots go head to head.

Builders compete for thousands of dollars in cash prizes, $1MILLION in charitable donations to a STEM charity of their choice and a coveted Golden Dumpster trophy.

Streamed live on YouTube and attended by thousands each year, in person at the House of Havoc in Norwalk, CT.


General Admission

As a GA ticket holder, here's what you can expect:

  • All day access valid for entry & re-entry, to the Steel and Titanium arenas with six active fighting cages.
  • Access to the Spectator Lounge, NHRL Merch Shop, our outdoor patio (weather permitting) that includes food & beverage trucks and the Brett Experience where you can drive a robot in an actual combat robotics cage.
  • Access to the Bot Museum, the world’s largest private collection of combat robots. We have bots from NHRL, Battlebots and Robot Wars, as well as interactive exhibits where you can learn all about building a bot yourself.


As a VIP ticket holder, here are the exclusive benefits you’ll receive:

  • One all-access, limited-edition VIP Keepsake Badge valid for entry & re-entry
  • Exclusive access to NHRL's two premium VIP Lounges with big screens, large comfy sofas and the closest seats in the house to our cages
  • Complimentary snacks and beverages in the VIP lounges
  • One pit tour with an experienced VIP guide
  • One complimentary piece of exclusive merch redeemable via NHRL's private VIP Merch Shop page.


Address: 165 Water St., Norwalk, CT 06854

Time: Doors open at 9:45am, the fighting starts at 10am and runs continuously throughout the day - over 10 hours of non-stop robot combat.

Check In: Tickets are supplied via email, you can print out your tickets or provide your name or the order number at the front desk when checking in on event day.

Parking: There are many places to park on on event day:

  • Onsite in the lot in front of our building at 165 Water Street
  • Next door at Riverside Plaza/149 Water Street. Spectators can park in any non-numbered spaces. (You will be towed if you park in a numbered spot, which are reserved for tenants only.)
  • Across the street in the Department of Taxation's parking lot.
  • After 10am, spectators may park in the lot located at 51 Day Street.
  • There is also free and metered street parking located in the neighborhood surrounding 165 Water Street, including on Day Street. and Raymond Street.
  • There is public street and lot parking available in downtown SoNo, approx. a ten minute walk from the House of Havoc at 165 Water Street.

Weather: We are a rain or shine event as our tournament takes place indoors. If there is inclement weather, tents may be available on our outdoor patio to accommodate our food truck vendors.

Safety First: All guests are required to sign NHRL's Liability Waiver. Once you purchase your tickets, there will be an image prompting you to “Click Here to Sign” where you will be taken to NHRL’s Smartwaiver site to e-sign NHRL’s liability waiver.

Need Help? Click here for a step by step guide on how to sign the waiver. If you have any additional questions, please contact us via email at events@nhrl.io.


Other than watching over 100 robot fights across our six cages literally all day long, there is a lot to do throughout the event:

  • Check out our Bot Museum: Take photos with our growing legendary collection robots. Fan favorites from the well-known TV show include Mammoth, Panic Attack, Ribbot, War? EZ!, PainTrain, and more!
  • Grab food and drinks with friends: Enjoy food from local CT food trucks along with beer, cocktails and some signature NHRL drinks (21+ only, ID required) - all beginning at noon.
  • Shop our merch: In addition to our resident collection of NHRL branded swag, you can also stock up on kids clothes, coffee mugs, hats, havoc-inspired pillows, stickers, magnets and make sure you grab a limited edition NHRL poster before you go!
  • You will see your favorite robot builders and drivers, many of whom you’ll recognize from TV. Don’t be surprised to see your favorite star in line for a taco.
  • Other things to do: Test drive NHRL’s house bot, Brett, in our test cage and play for a chance to win prizes from NHRL’s complimentary claw machine.


Please contact us via email at events@nhrl.io.