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Area 51 Extreme Sports Paintball Field

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Phone: 618-568-1311
Address: 140 House Rd.
Elkville, Illinois 62932
USA

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paintballordeat Saturday, December 11th, 2010
Period of
Field Use:
6 months  
Last There: December 11th, 2010
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
bing fields, over the edge . i like them all but area 51 is my favorite.
Review: i have been using this field for 6 months and it is amazing. its a small business but it is perfect for what i need. the indoor field is best for no more than ten at a time but it is good for speedball. Its an awsome place and i just wanted everyone to know.
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giantbryant55 Tuesday, February 12th, 2008
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: February 9th, 2008
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Fly n colors - bigger, cheaper, better. A lot better
Breakout Dunes - closed
Review: The Fields - Area 51 has two "speedball" fields, one outside and one inside. The field outside is larger, a lot larger, but the bunkers are tiny. They are only about 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 ft. Crouching down gets old really fast. The outside field is set up okay and it is of perfect size but its on unleveled ground which is annoying. If the owner were to put some stand up bunkers up then the field would be pretty nice once leveled. The field inside is a sight to be seen. It is tiny! There are only about 10 bunkers, all JT air bunkers. There is no way you can play a game on this field. I assume it's only purpose is for snap-shooting practice for when the weather is bad.

The prices - You need to pay a $15 field fee and all day air (co2 or n2). The paint is $48 for a case and the paint is decent. Overall the prices are okay but it's not worth it because the place is not fun.

The owner - He showed up a little late and its obvious he doesn't know very much about paintball. There is also a place to skateboard there for a small fee, but it doesn't seem like he knows anything about skateboard either. However, he was nice and he let me shoot a rental gun for free (tippman 98c) because my gun was acting up that day.

I would not recommend this field for anyone. Not suitable for beginners, rec, or serious paintball players. If the owner will waive the $15 field fee then I will probably go back and snap-shoot with some teammates, but otherwise I won't go back.

Overall rating 3 out of 10
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peteyjared3 Monday, February 28th, 2005
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Review: Our local field, Wacky Warriors, in Millstadt, IL, was experiencing some increment weather, so we decided to hop into a friend's truck and travel the distance down to this field. We liked the idea of not having to freeze our fingers solid to get our weekly paintball fix.

We got there somewhere around 9 o'clock, and the owner was glad to let us four just shoot each other up by ourselves with little interference. There were no refs, but I'm not sure if our time choice just inhibited ref-presence. We really didn't need refs anyway, as the only ones present were from our group and one other guy. The entrance fee was easily bearable and paint was cheap but high quality.

The field is on the short side, as it shares a building with skateboarding and BMX parks, but it suited our needs well. The bunkers consist of wooden crates, spools, and, surprisingly enough, a backhoe in the back corner of the room. The floor is covered with a thin layer of mulch on top of what we found, through diving, to be a concrete floor. A chrono is present in an entry area for safety, but, as I said before, no refs watched over us to keep the levels down.

Overall, this was a fun place to play during those too-cold-to-function days, even though the drive from where we live is almost unbearable with the people I ride with. I give it an 8, because the field could be a little bigger for my taste.
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