Riceville Paintball Park Route 77, Crawford County, Pennsylvania(CLOSED)
Private Ranges (Saegertown/Mercer)
Directions to the Field:
LOCAL: Ashtabula or North East ... Route 20 (26th street/Buffalo Road) to Fairview. Then south on Avonia road/ Route 98. On left before I-90. OR I-90 to Fairview, Exit 16 (Avonia Road/Fairview/Rt 98) north .6 miles on right
Meadville/Edinboro .... Route 98 North 0.6 miles north of I-90
OR I-79 north to I-90west Exit 16 Avonia Road/Fairview/Rt 98 north .6 miles on right
Pittsburgh... I-79 north to I-90 West(Cleveland) Exit 16 Avonia (Road/Fairview/Rt 98) north .6 miles on right
Cleveland/Buffalo... I-90 towards Erie, Pa Exit 16 (Avonia Road/Fairview/Rt 98) north .6 miles on right
AT THE LOCATION... They have a large parking lot behind the store. From there it is easier to access both Pro-Shop and the Fields.
GPS... Refer to Website/Information from PBreview.
Hours Of Operation: Store & Field Hours
Wed - Fri 2-9 PM Store/Reservations
Sat - Sun 11-5 PM Store/Sat Reservations
Wednesday FREE TECH NIGHT
Sunday 11-5 FREE Sunday play YEAR ROUND(10$ yearly fee)
Sunday Check Calender for Scenario Play/Specials
Sunday 5-7 Advanced Play
SAFETY... The Safety at this field is top notch, The safe environment that is promoted by the Staff tends to spread among the players and that means everyone helps to keep you safe!
FIELDS... 5 fields that I played were set up in a way to maximize space, objects, direction of fire, safety, and accessibility, that only years of experience can create. The fort in the woods is a absolute blast! A trail leads around it with obstacles place for attackers and defenders alike. The fort is showing its age but PLEASE don't get rid of the fort:)(maybe renovation?) The other fields include a "Postal field" made of postal packing crates, Urban with spools and barrels, Air ball, and the Depot field with two forts, plenty of obstacles and a village. I didn't get to play a smaller field off the pavilion that was for small 1on1 or 2 on 2 games and there were no scenario's games that Sunday.
PRICES... like any store, of any kind, pricing depends on what exact product you buy. I have found there prices on equipment are great, they carry a wide variety of paint(cheap to "top of the line"), Air/C02 is very competitive(check out the air cards... Amazing price), and accessories vary depending on trends.
RULES... Rules at this field go along with safety for the most part. They are clear, stated, spoken, and repeated for everyone. They are very fair and understanding of new players and experienced players alike. They even have a GIANT sign stating that they ARE the SAFEST field in the Tri-state area(PA/NY/OH).
SERVICES... I have the luxury of being able to machine and repair my own fleet of paintball equipment so I am unable to comment on most of their services. I can however say that FREE TECH WEDNESDAY is a very informative and an amazing service that helped me understand my new electronic marker in a whole new respect.
PRO SHOP... I can just stand and stare at all the equipment in stock for hours.. and I would still see something new the next time. I have visited the pro shop several times and am still amazed at the great staffing, service, and products that are offered.
STAFF... Their staff is polite, fun, energetic, informative, knowledgeable, fair, and the list could go on for hours:) Definitely a eleven out of ten!!
REFS... Amazing. I would like to see a different/darker font on the web page so I could see for whom I am voting?
PLAYERS... To have that many players together with no problems is a very hard and they seem to handle all concerns with an attitude that promotes enjoying the sport. The players that came were all having lots of fun.
FACILITIES... Once again you can see the years of experience coming together to make a modern, enjoyable facility with prices for all types of players.
FOOD... I didn't get a chance to try out anything from the vending machines, but I hear that their BBQ is fired up occasionally and is great!! I was having so much fun I forgot to eat!!!
IN CONCLUSION... I had more fun that Sunday then I had in years. Now I remember why I got into the sport!!!!!
SPECS... Sunday Open play is Semi Automatic mode for Electronic guns, 300fps max (chronograph at entrance to field), Field Paint Only, Store Hours Wed - Fri 2-9 PM Sat - Sun 11-5 PM