VA, Grandview, TCP. Grandview has a great speedball field, but they only have it up for tournaments.
I have played at Lincoln Paintball on several occasions, and considering I am in Moses Lake, it is the closest field to me. The owner, Mark, is a great guy and is willing to work with the players to get them what they want unlike some field owners *cough* KC *cough* and Mark definitely knows his stuff, and isn't about to force some sells onto you (see above cough).
The staging area is a bit small, and I think it could get very crowded if you were to get more than 5 teams in there. But, the staging area is heated, and is right next to a large garage type door for the summer that keeps the place well ventilated, although it does get a bit toasty still.
The field is a nice 3v3 field, and you can get more on there, but it gets a little crowded. The astro turf is really nice, it's not that cheap indoor carpet stuff that a lot of indoor fields use, but nice real astro turf. Mark keeps the field very clean, and spends several hours after every day of play to keep it clean. Once he gets the outdoor speedball field set up, I will be out there every other weekend probably. The only disadvantage that Mark has is that he is in the middle of friggen nowhere.
Great field, great owner, bad location. But if you are willing to drive into the country a bit, then you will have a great time.
VA, Stateline, Grandview, Tricity PB, BK. I predict that this will be one of the best overall (speed and recball) fields on this side of the state once people discover it is there.
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Just played at the new indoor field near Odessa (half way between Tricities and Spokane) yesterday so I thought I would post a review so that others would know what to expect.
First of all...its indoors! There aren't many indoor places on this side of the mountains and it was a welcome change to the cold weather practices we have been having. Mark (the owner) keeps it around 60 degrees which was just perfect. It was also spotless. Sometimes these indoor places can become of mess with the build up of paint, but everyday he washes the entire field out. The surface is astro turf and is very easy to slide on as well. You can wear cleats b/c he has laid the astro turf overtop of a nice soft soil.
The field itself plays well as a three man field although we had upto 10 people playing at a time on several occasions. The lighting was a tiny bit dark, although Mark had said he was putting in more lighting very shortly to help the speedball players. Staging area had benches and was right by the field. Lunch was served at 1 pm and was only $2 for a hotdog and a drink.
Mark is also in the process of putting in a full size 7 man field outside which will have astro turf as well. I don't play alot of recball but he also has a massive recball area on site (which I did not play so I won't review) and has plans to put in an even bigge recball area later in the spring).
I highly recommend checking this field out if you already haven't. We are planning on going back next weekend!
Here is the website if you want to check it out...although I don't think the pictures do the place justice....
Last edited on Sunday, December 9th, 2007 at 8:36 am PST