Suncoast Paintball (whenever it can finally open)
Hi Tec is a great place to play and I have had many great experiences out there. I am going to give the Pros and the Cons of this field.
Pros: Field fees are decent enough and the number of fields makes for a diverse and fun day. The owners, Chris and Kathy, are great and Chris does a great job of explaining the rules and ensuring that everyone, even those who have never played before, understands the rules and know what to expect on the field. There are plenty of areas for paintballers to set up their gear and take a break. The field is within short driving distance of several restaurants and other facilties to get food or other needs.
Cons: As with any outdoor facility, Hi Tec is subject to the weather, and here in Florida it can rain at any time, and usually does, so the fields can become soaked and make for either a muddy day or a closed field. The other drawback, which is not too bad, is that they are only open on weekends, and that is subject to whether or not their field team is playing in a tournament, which means when they are playing out of town then the field is closed. I understand that Chris and Kathy have "real" jobs that they go to during the week, which explains being open only on the weekends, so that is why it is not a totally bad thing. The price of paint can be a little steep, at $80 a case, which for some could make a day at the field short if you do not have enough money for paint all day.
Hi Tec is a great field, but I have to wonder with all of the development around them in terms of homes being built just how long they can hold out before the land is sold for more homes. In short, if you have not gone out there and can get there, do it before your chance is gone and enjoy yourself at one of the truly decent fields in the state.