While CPX is probably one of the best, most organized, complete Paintball Fields in the midwest (I consider it the Disneyland of all Paintball Parks), it's also priced like Disneyland (when compared to Fox Paintball Field and some other BYOPs --ie.Badlandz).
Directions to the Field:
Use this link for directions... http://www.foxpaintball.com/directions.html
When you finally convene that your 100% Completely LOST, you'll see the sign for Fox :)
First off, I chose Fox to open up my paintball season because I had a great time last year at a Private Party there (it was BYOP) and Secondly... It was only $15 Opening Day!!!
I took a whole bunch of people there, one of which was my buddy who's birthday it was. We decided that to celebrate his birthday, we'd shoot stones of paint at each other on the Fields of Honor. And I'm glad we chose FOX PAINTBALL field to do it at!
The morning started cold and snowy and the temp was about 26to28degrees Farenheit. We called in advance and sure enough, they were ready to go! When we arrived, we noticed that there were already plenty of other die-hard fanatics ready to play hard in the cold Chicago snow. We headed inside and the Staff was awesome. Very friendly. Very understanding to the many new players I brought with. I'm sure they won over a few more customers with their sincerity as well as with their AWESOME, KICK-BUTT, HILARIOUS Safety Video that kept us involved, LISTENING and LEARNING, for the whole 13minutes and 55seconds that it played. I don't know about you, but even though it lasted nearly 14minutes long, I know from past experience that it sunk into our brains (and whoever saw it) more than ANY other past Safety Briefing or Lecture done before. Great job guys!
As far as hours of operation, you should check up on their website at www.foxpaintball.com to get updated info (they update regularly).
It's normally $30 for admission, but they have many half-off days throughout the year's holidays (Even St. Patty's Day!). Most fields that are FPO charge $90-$100 just for a case of paint. At Fox, you can get your Field fee, equipment rental (SP Ion), and 2000 Blaze paintballs for ONLY $89. That's so wickedly awesome and ridiculously cool that you should already be sold NOW!
There are plenty of refs to help you start a quick game of speedball, or set you up for the next rec game. Service and Staff are excellent.
Again, the day we went, it was FREEZING. Cheap balls normally suck in this type of environment and the new guys I brought with were trying to save a buck by buying cheapies. Well, as expected, they crapped out and chopped every shot. I spent almost 30 minutes cleaning all their crap out of the markers. Meanwhile, they went to the Proshop and the Staff told them to just bring the remaining balls and they'd upgrade for a low low price! Now that's Customer FRIENDLY Service!
There were a number of young bucks playing, which was surprising to my group when seeing kids with ions (typical) being dropped off by mommy. But, these young guns were actually mature for their size & age and were very friendly & helpful to my group of newbs. Did I mention that I also brought my fiance and my buddy's g/f too? They were quickly addicted to the game... that is until they fell in the ice (chicks... ugh.).
Facilities... um... porta-potties. But that's okay, Real men (and women) do it in the woods anyways ;)
They had fresh cold gatorade for hydration and some hotdogs too.
Overall... if you've read this much, Fox Paintball field is a great place to enjoy some Open-Game paintballing or even host a Private Party. Whether your new or experienced, Fox Paintball has it all... a friendly staff, great prices, BYOP, and a SAFE Facility.
It easily gets a 10 out of 10.
Last edited on Monday, March 12th, 2007 at 1:29 am PST