The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Field Use:
Less than a month
July 24th, 2008
Other Fields in the Area:
First off...the shop at Hogan's is huge, they have tons of stuff and at least 3 or 4 people in the shop at all times. The prices seem a little higher than what you'd see online or at another field, but I believe they do free installations of parts so it's not bad in the end.
The fields are pretty nice too. The NPPL field has alot of leaks in the bunkers, but there are plenty of refs who blow em back up when needed. It's not really a factor. The only crappy thing is the NPPL field is on the far side of the area, so from the staging area you cannot watch what's going on....which would kind of suck for tournaments and anyone who wants to watch.
The staff is pretty cool. They are mature in how they deal with things, they aren't the normal young teen volunteer type you'd see at other fields. They do a great job reffing and enforcing the basic rules.
The competition is way better at Hogan's than at Extreme Paintball. I use to play at Extreme, and no one would show up on saturdays, and a few woodsballers and the factory team would show up on sundays.
At Hogan's it seems like a much more competitive group of people which is nice. You don't have to sit there and beg people to play speedball like you do at Extreme. Everyone knows eachother and helps eachother out.
This is a great field and despite the fact that I drive 25 extra miles to play at Hogans instead of Extreme, its worth every bit. They afterhours is great, Thursdays from 4 to 8 during the summer and 3 to 6 on Sundays if you have a few people.
EDIT: Another huge selling pointfor me is they have tons of benches with a huge tent covering all of them. It amazing when it's very hot out because at least you have shade. At Extreme they have the posts set up for tents, but they never put the tents up for some shade, so your stuff is sitting in the blazing sun all day.
Last edited on Sunday, July 27th, 2008 at 9:55 am PST
well when i wrote this review they had the old bunkers, which i dont believe was an xball setup. the bunkers deflated alot and had to be blown up after almost every game. and with the safety nets up, from the picnic tables(aka the staging area) you can see the xball field, but its too far down to be able to watch a game.