I have played this field a few times and each time has been a blast. They have four fields (The Fort, Military,The Village, and speed ball). Each of the fields are awesome and well maintained but my favorite has to be the Village. All other paintball fields I have played are one side attacks the other and you know the enemey is going to be in front of you. However it is not like that with the village. It is an urban assult style field and some of the buildings have multiple entry points and the attack can come from any direction.
The staff at this field is very friendly and the owner of the park is always asking people if they are having a good time.
The rules at the park are pretty easy to follow and are designed to make sure that everyone is having a fun time but staying safe as well.
The price for the full rental package is reasonable and they have good paint available for a decent price. If you want to bring your own paint there is a carry-on fee that is reasonable as well.
For the most part the other players at the field are awesome. Even the guys who have been playing for years are willing to help out the new people. The staff does a good job of making sure that the teams are a good mixture of skill levels and gun types.
The park is open year round which is a bonus since most parks in the area close for the winter months. Saturday and Sunay are open play dates and M-F the park is open by reservation.
Battlezone is an awesome park with great refs, staff and fields. They work hard to make sure that everyone has a good time. The players at the park help give Battlezone a fun family friendly atmosphere. By far this is the best park in the area.
I have played in Chicago area I live in Chicago and went to visit my cousin over Easter weekend. I have played at Badlandz (9 great place BYOP), CPX (9 because of pricing), Realm of Ruins (8 pricing), Saltfork Paintball (8)
This is the first time I have played at this field but it is by far one of the best places to play even if it is smaller than some of the other fields the price and people you cant beat.
The refs are great they let you play and stay out of the way until you need them, the owners are great people if you need something they will do anything to help you out. They have a tech onsite for gun issues and a pro shop.
Fields are great as well it was a bad day weather wise and the trees and bushes were not green and thick but the courses for a muddy and cold day were perfect. I have played in other fields in the Chicago area and while I think that we have some of the best fields in US Battle Zone great hospitality blew everyone out of the water:)!
I will make the 5 1/2 hour trip over the summer just to play paintball at Battle Zone and this time I plan on bringing some buddies to shoot paint with me.
Great people, Great refs, Great fields, Good games, Great atmosphere, Great prices and cant forget the great hot chocolate and Sloppy Joe's:)!!!
Last edited on Monday, March 31st, 2008 at 4:47 pm PST
Battle Zone is awsome! It's by far the best field I've been to. The owners, Herb and Candy, are really nice. So are the refs. They are really big on safety, but not mean at all. The prices aren't bad at all: $10 field fee, $15 carry-on fee if you byop, $45 a case of Draxxus Midnight, $40 for rentals(They have 98s), and $2 for lunch, which includes hot dog/ hamburger, chips, and drink. The fields are really cool. They have four fields: The fort, the village, the military field, and the xball field. I only played at the fort and the village. You have to reserve the military field. They even have a tank! My favorite was the village. The village is a series of huts connected by paths in the woods. It's SWAT style action and a lot of fun. The fort is an attack and defend course. Pretty cool, but not as fun as the village. I would reccomend Batle Zone for newbies and experrienced players alike. I'm giving it a 10 because of the excellent service, price, and fields.
It was a well run field, the folks running are super nice. They even gave us something to eat and drink for free. The village they have is a lot of fun requires a lot of teamwork and communication. It is very well layed out and requires serious balls to raid some of the houses seeing that there are very small slots to shoot into, so it requires you to enter in the front door most of the time. The fort was an interesting set up, I haven't played many attack and defend games but it could be a ton of fun if there were more players than we had. It was a great experience, I had a lot of fun there. They also have a military scenario field you can reserve in advance that has trip wires, landmines, etc. Looked great. Good place to play. And is even open on fridays
68 caliber, better speedball fiels but worse customer service.
Okay I've gone to this field for the duration of my paintball career and it rocks. The owners are very helpfull with anything you need and the refs are very fair and into the game. The three fields are always well taken care of and are just a joy to play on, especially the village, which consists of about 20 plywood buildings built on a network of paths. The speedball field has a different layout almost every week which keeps things fresh. Some people don't like that is has gravel instead of grass, but that's just personal taste. The one issue that I have is that while safety is a huge concern for the owners, it doesn't seem to be a big deal for the refs. They will enforce the major rules usually but once in a while just let them slide. All in all an excellent field
This field is great for people who love woodsball. That field is amazing and the people that work there are outstanding. The single best feature is the village. There are oppurtunities to hide everywhere. When I went people were on the huts, shooting out the windows and coming out the woods. The battlefield is great with the forts and the wide area with many opportunities to advance up field. This is the best field I have ever been to.
This place is awesome. A small family run business that knows how to treat customers. They've gone out of their way for use. Super friendly Refs. Good pricing and best of all B.Y.O.P. 3 Fields 2 in the woods which are fun. Speedball is out door with a dirt base so no playin in the rain. Will visit again.
Great Staff, went over safety and rules just the way i would, staff worked with the players, playing games they liked to play. Good Prices, Warm Welcoming feel with the staff.
Two of their fields are Woodsball. One called the Village with Huts all around in a wooded area, lots of fun, lots of space to run around in on paths and can be sneaky threw brush.
The other woodsball field was alot of fun with more of a speedball feel but large trees, large bunkers and a fun setup for woodsball. Both great fields.
The Speedball field was really nice but with no grass on the field, it was hard to slide and with Cleates it was hard to move around in the mud. Has Stands to sit and watch and a Press box type thing above to the side of the field for better view the game which i havnt seen at any other field in Ohio, and i thought it was cool.
Id give it a 10 if there was grass or some type of ground other than mud on the speedball course.
WC Orange County (best)
Sweetest field known to me in ohio. Owners r sweet and I played for their team. Pretty good field (3 to choose from) Xball Castle(fort) or village. Playin speedball all day can get tireing so Herb fixes some food for us. Pretty good hotdogs. Refs are sweet played with em in the last tournament I went to. They are pretty good, but I get Ross out every time. Tyler just looks at me and shakes his heaad. It's worth the drive and prices r amazing.
ok to start off the new owners (Herb and Candy) are totally awesome, really fixed the place up. They are really strict on safety which is a good thing for the newer players. As of right now they have 3 fields: the brand new tottaly awesome x-ball field, the fort, and a village. They are working on a military field, they already have a tank! Their prices are very reasonable, it is 10$ field fee, 10$ carry on paint, 48$ for tomahawk paint (very nice, breaks on your opponents face not in your barrel). They have a very nice pro shop, very good deals on guns. They have very nice refs (Ross, Mike, Sid), they all do very well and make sure the games are fair. They also have some really nice players there.
overall i give this field a 10/10 because of the work they put into it and the staff.
P.S. if you play Herb in village watch your back! And if you play Ross in speedball.... good luck.