this is a great place for scenario ball. this place is perfect for a private group looking to create personalized scenario game. being that it's built around an old abandoned military base, you have access to buildings, trenches, a little bit of woods to create some great scenarios. it looked like there was some more land to expand and create more speedball fields but i think this place serves scenario ballers justice. they charge a bit too much for paint but entrance is only $10 if you have your own equipment. i know most places make their profits on field paint but if they drop it about 10 more dollars, they'd get a lot more people.
the only problem i see with this field is how understaffed they are. this past weekend, the open group was way too large. they knew they had 5 or 6 private groups coming in but didn't hire enough refs to split up the open group. was it our fault that the open group was 80 people large? i think it's their responsibility to have enough people to ref the games and show us a good time.
so what happened was, for a game of 40 vs. 40, they only had 2 refs watching our game. and people were cheating like crazy. getting hit and wiping. the refs pretty much sat there and didn't do anything about it. they just totally lost control of the game. needless to say, i called for the manager and asked why they were so understaffed and why the open group had to be 80 people large.. he replied that they're trying to keep costs low.
what?!?!?!?!?! keep costs low?? i believe that it's the fields' responsibility to show everyone a good time - any field for that matter. if they want people to continue coming to their field, they should be doing everything in their power to provide a fun environment for them. this past experience definitely turned me off.
i understand that some people like big games with hundreds of people. but in big games, their is usually a proportionate amount of refs walking around taking control of the game. 80 people with 2 lazy refs was unacceptable.
they will only get a 6 from me b/c i used to enjoy this place but i think they need to rework some of their ref training and be able to have more people on staff for the open groups when they know they're going to have a lot of private parties coming in on that day. if i wanted a big game, i'd pay to goto a big game. not an open group of 80+ people with only 2 refs.
Last edited on Monday, April 19th, 2004 at 7:14 am PST
You know, your right. Their should be more refs at the field. But what if we add more open refs to the field and get a little open group? Are you going to pay for the refs to be there if we don't use them? No. We do the best we can to show people a good time, why if you knew the refs were lazy didn't you bring it to the owners attention? I grantee if you would of brought that up to him, during your time of disapproval, he would of fixed the problem. As far as paint goes, eh 80 a case is a bit steep but i think we make up for it in field fees. 10 bucks to play a whole day isn't bad at all. Cpx is 15 or 20 (don't remember) and Bad Landz is 25! And on top of the cost, its hard to find a field that will give you more trigger time then blast camp.
think man badlands is 25 because you bring your own paint wich almost all the time is better than the stuff blast sells, if you see a big open group forming call in refs or ask players who are there a lot to ref, they would be more than willing for a case of paint or so, lower paint to 60 and keep ten dollar feild fee and then you might get more business also trim the fields i went there in september and the octagon was completely overgrown and unplayable. do a better job and youll get more players
thats the POINT OF SCENARIO PAINTBALL! is to run around the trees and be some what smart about what your doing. unlike speed ball where u charge at each other spraying and praying! under growth makes it fun man. if you dont like the style of play in general dont post that its a crappy field becasue people who like it may i say LOVE it.