Fox River Games, Chicago Reball Center, WyldSide Paintball.
Even though I have been here only once, I have to say that it was pretty cool. You have to have a notarized waiver and $25 to get in ($20 if you have your own equipment.) The air all day was free. Which was awesome!
They have some benches in front of what looks like white gates, some of the guys put their stuff on that. (I put mine what I thought looked like a shack.)
The field had some concessions, Tina (the field owner) cooked us some hot dogs while I had mountain dew.
After we had everything set up and ready to go, we had to get our markers Chrono'd. It took us about 30 mins. When there are more than 2 people waiting in lines, you have to wear a mask, which tells you they are all about safety. The head ref (I don't remember his name but I called him "guy with cool hat") went over the game rules.
The Hills: The first game we played was 1 Flag capture. The flag was placed at the top of the hill, one team defends the flag while another attacks it. We played this game twice. Both teams switching objectives. This game was played in the woods.
City Game: The name can be misleading, it's not like challenge park where you play in a "town". Once again, one team defends the flag while the other team captures it. The game is a hybrid ball (combining bunkers from woodsball and elements of speed like speedball.) I "almost" captured the flag when my low endurance came back to bite me in the butt!
Speedball Course: This game is the same as you see in the tournaments. If I recall correctly, the bunkers were Extreme Rage brand. There was a problem with the pump so we were missing a bunker on one side, leaving 1 guy exposed. (usually me)
The refs set up two flags on the wooden posts (even though we played it as a deathmatch, not really caring about the flags.) The dead boxes looked like the ones in some tournaments I have seen on the web. They are Rectangular standing up with black netting all around it. Which means a stray paintball won't hit an unsuspecting person.
When I came to this field, I was a bit sceptical about the quality and what the game experience would be like. By the time I got home and washed off my battle wounds, I felt like that was well worth the $20! Thanks for the great time!!!
I gave the field an 8 out of 10 because we did have to wait a long time to chrono, and there were some leftover paintballs I didn't want to step on with my good shoes. Other than that, I will definately be returning.