Elite - Spring Hill, FL -- Very comparable in price and number of fields.
PSI, St Petersburg FL -- Doesn't compare, make the drive to Blitzkrig
Jungle Games, Lutz, FL -- Worst in the Bay area, save your money and time.
Directions to the Field:
Exit 275 East at Bearss and it is rght there. You might want to make a left on Nebraska from Bearss, then a quick U-turn at the first available left turning lane, then come back to Bearss and make a right (west) to get to the south parking lot.
Stoppd by today to have a look after playing Jungle Games. Spoke with the owner for 30-45 minutes as he took me, another dad and 5 kids on a walking tour. In a word - fantastic. This field openedthis year in February and if I had known about it earlier, I would have spent all my paintball $$$$ here instead of other fields.
The woods ball field is very good but not yet great. A little more work, which is planned, andit will be awesome. A brand new speed ball field is up, only two days old as of this posting (fyi -speed ball replaces the cicle of death as the later has been dismantled). There are three air ball fields, two smaller and one larger field, so private groups w/ yonger inexperienced players can play w/o fear of more experienced team players.
There are at least two, maybe three, nice wipe down/clean-up areas. Tables are donated power cable spools donated by electricians, nice chrono area, port-a- john in the shade (very clean), and a pretty limited pro-shop. Get this though, for recreational players needing to rent, you get a gun, goggles, air, plus a chest protector, two pods and a belt to hold the pods. Not bad when bringing younger kids who need to rent! Far better than most fields.
Can't review the safety/refs/players']food etc. as we didn't play, but from what I watched, the refs were good.
While I don't intend to sound like an advertisement for this place, for a dad who recently shelled out some serious jack for for a b-day party for 8 12-year olds at Elite Paintball (which was by the way very good), I was so impressed by the staff and facility at Blitzkrig, I plan to make several trips this summer across the bay from St. Petersburg to play at this field.
I hope this place does well because it seems to me they are rying to do everything right for a good family friendly experience regardless of skill level.