I am writing this for anyone who would consider using Albany Scenario Club.
The field really speaks for itself if you do a walk through (which the staff will gladly give you before you pay) it is a great field with tons of options and angles to keep the game dynamic and fun. I personally suggest you play “The Bunker” at least once if you decide to play. So I won’t focus so much on talking about the field suffice it to say it’s big and awesome.
When I signed up for a season pass with ASC I had only played paintball a handful of times. But I knew it was a sport I enjoyed so I went ahead and bought a season pass. I can tell you hands down this is the biggest bang I have ever got for my buck. I believe that one of the best ways to judge a business is how they treat you after they have your money. The people who ran ASC never gave me any reason to regret my decision. The atmosphere was incredibly welcoming, I have a wife and three children and they would often come and hang out in the staging area. They always felt completely at home with the friendly people who work and play there. My kids really enjoyed camping there even though there are no play structures or things that most people would imagine at a family campground; after all it’s a paintball field.
For all new players who might be intimidated about paintball I can say that at this field there is no reason to be. The “Veteran” players are incredibly nice here. Although the play can be intense it is not elitist. You can make mistakes and not have to worry about being yelled at by some win-crazed idiot. The rules cater to a safe and fun environment. You spend a lot more time playing because of rules like re-spawning. This is where you get to come back into the game after you have been shot by going back to a certain point and touching a log or a pole. This way you don’t have to worry about spending the whole time waiting for two veteran players to get done killing each other. On top of the rules I found that this field has drawn a crowd of good, honest, players. The slogan of honor, integrity, skill is really embodied in this field of paintballers. They will take time to show you tactics and skills that will help you, not just walk over the top of you or harangue you with how much of a “Newbie” you might be. This field has a very band of brothers environment, things like “Good shot!” get yelled far more often than “You didn’t get me!”
As far as the people who run the field, I can’t imagine being more happy with the way things are run. I really got the feeling that they ran this field for absolute love of the game. And with absolute certainty I can say that anything that you give to this field, they will give it back in the experience you have. It’s great to see a facility kept alive through so much passion.
In closing I’ll say, if you’re looking for a place to just have a great time for one day you won’t find a better place. If you’re looking for a field to call home look no further. I had to commute an hour both ways to this field and I never begrudged the trip. Sadly being on the West Coast now I won’t be making it as often as I would like, but I cannot say enough positive things about this field. Stop by yourself and check it out.
Ten out of ten 5 gold stars on Two giant thumbs up!