I would normally never speak poorly of any place but I had such bad experience that I wanted to try and save someone else the time and energy.
Price-Was ok, not too expensive
Rules-This was my first time playing at this field. I didn't hear a single person ever go over the rules before game play started. I watched people blind fire on more than one occasion.
Hours of Operation-For today it was 11-4. I will get into further detail about this in a second.
Services-They had a fridge there so that was good for drinks. No air passes though so you had to pay for air as you go.
Players-The people that went out there were all very nice although there was a problem with people wiping throughout the day.
Facilities-Field 1 was ok, Field 3 was fun with the wooden bunkers, Field 2 was not operating.
Refs- My friend and I arrived at 11. We paid and went out to the field to get our guns chronoed. We waited 45 mins to an hour before someone decided to come out and line everyone out there up to get chronoed. I talked to a couple of other people and they thought this was just as crazy as I did. Someone even remarked that he already paid and they had wasted an hour.
There was a private party on field 3 for most of the day so we mainly used field 1. The refs took about 10 mins in between every game which was crazy because there was soooo many people waiting to play. At first they only let a limited amount of people on the field at a time so a game would go on, then 10mins, then you could get on and play again if you were at the head of the line before the cut off the amount of people on the field, if you didn't you were out of luck. When the private party left instead of opening up 2 fields they would just walk from 1 field to another and say that was the one that we would be playing on. If you were not at the front of the line then you didn't get in when the mass of people charged through the net. Towards the end of the day they were letting a huge amount of people on the field at a time so much so that there were 3-4 people stacked up at the bunkers closer to the starting point. We played so few games that I normally will shoot a case of paint by myself in a 4-5 hour day, and today my friend and I barely went through a case between the both of us.
For the 1st part of the day the refs were not bothering to check if people were out so people were wiping left and right. This did get better as the day went along. At one point during the day (when both fields were free) I looked over to see 6 refs sitting in the chono tent shooting the bull while the paying customer's sat around and waited to play.
I have played at a couple of fields in Central FL and I have never seen refs that were as disinterested and did so little to get games going. As if this were not enough the refs were debating about whether to stop game play at 3:30. They played 1 more game and it was done at 3:45. So that 11-4 is very misleading. Some of the other people said they routinely stop play at 3:30 and that things have been going downhill for a while there. I feel like I wasted my day of paintball. I will NEVER go back to Al's. Read the reviews and find a place that actually cares about it's customers.
quote:Originally posted by UltimateI Obviously you were never at Al's. If you did go to Al's you would have had a great time, the atmosphere there is great and also the refs never ever take that long between games. I am a regular at the field I SHOULD KNOW!!! I have had three partys there and they are only TWO HOURS! That is not the entire day. Holy S%#! quit badmouthing Al's Army Navy they are a great paintball place.
Obviously I was never there? Did you read the review? Was I not specific enough? How about this, in the proshop there is a guy that has a very short haircut with tattoo's on his arms. The rental equipment is in a little garage area which is on the left hand side when you walk out towards the 3 fields. Behind the counter they have a fridge with a glass door so you can see what items they have for sale. They use old wire spools as tables in front of the 1st field and next to the Chrono tent.
If this is someone that works at the field, or one of the owners I have a suggestion for you. Spend less time coming up with riduculous disputes to legitimate posts and spend more time taking care of your paying customers.