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Fox River Games Paintball Field

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Address: 10389 Fox River Dr
Millington, Illinois 60537
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abunkerer Monday, November 10th, 2003
Period of
Field Use:
More than 5 years  
Last There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
most fields in Illinois
some in indiana
Review: Ive played at Fox on and off for nearly 10 years, and have seen some improvements. The fields are set up nicely, the airball fields are fun and if you are into woods ball they have some of the best wooded playing fields anywhere. The staff, and the refs are knowledgeable and keep the games safe and fun for all levels of play. The field fee is reasonable 15$ and that includes all your air for the day. Their rental guns are good too, automags. However the paint prices are outrageous! 100$ for a case of paint is a complete rip off. They are discouraging any good players from coming and playing here. no one can blow 115$+ a week on mediocre paintball! I know people who have bought a paintball gun from their store, and get a free membership to their field, and still wont play there b/c of the high prices. They should cut their paint prices in half, and they may start attracting people who play paintball often, and not just kids getting the day paid for by thier parents.
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Willa Thursday, October 30th, 2003
Period of
Field Use:
3 months  
Last There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
ccp, badlandz, challenge park
Review: good:
friendly
good for team practice
air fills
air ball
people are always willing to help

bad:
you have to drive threw active fields to get to the place
expensive paint (85$) a case
very hard to find
cheap for team practice


as u can see its great for tourneys and for team practices but i had to buy a case of paint there and its the highest priced paint iv ever seen, 85 bucks a case is a joke.
if your rec-balling here it is extremely over priced but if its a team practice it cost 10-15$ to get in and then your allowed to bring your own paint ,so if your on a team go to this place but if not be ready for a kick in the wallet
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BG_Twitch Wednesday, October 1st, 2003
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Other Fields
in the Area:
Tri City
Review: Pro:

Many fields
Nice combination of speedball and woodsball
Nice refs
Huge parking area
Ok paint
Air refils
(and in my case) free minor repairs
Decent priced

Con:
Had to drive through active fields
Lots of bees
If you have to refil paint and dont have guppies, then you have to trudge back to your car and back
The guy who was fixing my tank didnt know what he was doing (broken burst disk on my c02 tank, and he tried to fill it, lol)


Overall, the Pros emensly overpower the cons, everything was minor. I had a mishap with my burst disk my before my first game and ended up freezing my friends thumb, and missing "the village". I played most of the fields, but missed some. If i had to chose what park to go to for anything paintball, i would definatly come back to this park.
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diablo0402 Friday, September 19th, 2003
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Other Fields
in the Area:
tricities, operation
Review: This so far is my favorite place to go paintballing. I haven't been to many places and I don't go paintballing alot but this is just alot of fun. The prices are pretty decent compared to some places I have been to and heard about especially if you have a membership. You can get a 1 yr and a lifetime pass if you want. You get discounts on paint with the 1 yr and even better discounts with the lifetime. If you buy a brand NEW gun and accessories from the Aurora store of $200 or more they give you a free 1 yr pass and you can buy a lifetime pass for only $50 before the 1 yr pass expires. Otherwise the lifetime pass is $200 if you don't have the 1 yr.

Overall the fields are kept in good shape. There are many wooded fields (only played on 4 so I dont know how many more there are) which are alot of fun and some decent speedball fields. They have a huge variety of fields with different bunkers and objects on each field. The fields are set up differently from each one so it doesn't feel like your playing the same fields over again. You really don't play speedball that much, so if you like that better, tough luck, except if you're team practicing.

The refs are usually pretty cool too. They enforce the rules and are also nice at the same time. The only problem is maybe the lack of refs and poor decision making. I say poor decision making because a huge open group came in the afternoon and we had too many people to play a fun game of paintball. There were well over 50 people in one game and refs put us on the smallest field! I was sort of mad because so many people (including me) got out right away for lack of room/protection. Plus, since no bunkering is allowed and you can't get closer than 10 ft to someone, you basically have no chance of moving up and attack, unless of course one of the teams has a lot better skill.

As of March 1, 2004 they will have BYOP day from everyday on. This is a very nice deal but they did have to raise the entry fee a little. It's $10 for members and $25 for non-members. I usually end up buying the field's paint anyway though, because it's really cheap and it's also pretty good quality paint.

I did rate it a 10 but am lowering it because this place needs more refs when they are busy, and putting this humongous group on the smallest field is not cool or fun. It is still a very fun place to go and worth giving it a try. It's needs more speedball games too.

One last thing: the rental guns are really bad. They give you automags, but they are really old with no upgrades, and they have some crappy 8 in. barrel with no porting.

It's a lot of fun, but not perfect.
Last edited on Friday, August 13th, 2004 at 9:17 am PST
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lotto Tuesday, September 9th, 2003
Period of
Field Use:
3 months  
Last There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
badlandz
challenge
Review: this is a good feild for the regular ol noobs and rec players and groups to go out and have some fun. but for players like myself out ther to not only have fun but to go and really get into the game(players on teams) i wouldn't sugjest this yes they have a few speedball feilds that are iffy i would recomend badlandz. and the refs kinda giv you an your and idiot attitude if you don't quite understand somthing.
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NorthSidePK Monday, August 4th, 2003
Period of
Field Use:
1 year  
Last There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Badlandz,Country Club, Tri-city,Blastcamp,CPX, Challenge Park (old one), friendly fire
Review: I would concider fox paintball the second best field in the chicagoland area, Badlandz bieng the best.

The good:

Prices-blaze is like 80 a case for non-members, 65 for members
I believe they have econo paint to for like 55 a case

Refs- knowledgable, fair, expeirenced and generally pleasant probably the bestrefs in chicagoland, badlandz refs have been known to light-up noobs when playing, and cpx's refs are from a temp service.

Woods fields-the best woods fields in the chicagoland area, great for rec players

Facilities- They have a couple roofed structures to set your stuff up in and keep out of the sun, great parking, only one paintshed, but, more than one person working it.

The bad:

Facilities- Registration house looks like an old gutted house that half burnt down, bathrooms are port-o-johns (yucky). The only food they have to sell is hotdogs or candybars....

Tourney fields- They have 3 speedball fields, no hyperball, no airball, no x-ball. thier speedball fields are slightly overgrown, but look like they were built well.

On sundays they have team practice so no rec ballers get to use the speed ball fields

So the only day a rec baller can use the speedball fields is on saturday.

and them you play 1 speedball field for every 5 times you play a woods field.

No picnic tables

In conclusion i feel that fox is great for woods ball rec players, and has been getting better for the speedball players.

New Info!!!!--as of sept 2003 Fox has 2 Airball Fields!!!!!!
Last edited on Tuesday, September 9th, 2003 at 8:05 pm PST
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ShadowWalker Tuesday, July 22nd, 2003
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
cpx
Review: Well I played in a private game with my uncles co-workers. The rentals were Automags, but i didn't like them. Some have huge drop forwards, some don have 12 in barrels, others have 8. So it's quite unfair if you rent. Besides that this place is great.. We played 1 speedball field and the other 4 or 5 were woods. all of the fields are nice. They switched it up too. When we played speedball, the refs said we were goin to play slut-ball. They said you keep goin until you can't take it or run out of paint and air. Every time you got hit you went back the the starting point then worked your way up again. I would recommend this place for a once in a while thing, but its too far away to play every weekend.
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ProfRyan Monday, July 21st, 2003
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
CPX and Sudden Impact
Review: Played here during the Collosal Brawl. The parking area was huge! Didn't like the drive into the parking area though. You actually drive by some active fields...at least no one shot my car! There are alot of fields and they are massive! Great for big games or scenario games. The speedball fields looked nice as well although i didn't play on them. I can't comment on price and paint quality as the event i went to was pre-pay and BYOP. A very nice field though. I would go again for a big game or scenario game but the field is just too far for me to play at regularly.
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suppresser Monday, July 7th, 2003
Period of
Field Use:
1 year  
Last There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
I have not personally played any Fields but I see no reason to its just so fun
Review: I have been there fo a b-day and for my personal satisfaction recently went to the colossal brawl it was a lot of fun. I am going to the unknown which is run by Wayne Dollack that will be assume. This is the best Field in this area and they will help you in any way possible with a lot of affordable prices.
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BuNkeR_KINg69 Sunday, June 29th, 2003
Period of
Field Use:
2 years  
Last There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Challenge Park, Paintball Blitz
Review: Fox paintball is becoming an increasingly popular field in a small town called MIllington, Illinois. On free days it is especially crowded with first timers (newbs) and normally you have to reserve rental guns. The refs and staff are really nice once you get to know them. The best thing has to be the paint prices, they usually use draxus blaze or rps. I'd say this is a really good field to learn how to play at, the regulars are always happy to teach the newbs a strategy or two. It is also a great place for veteran pballers to hone their skills and display them on the fields. They have three speedball fields and around 20 woods courses. I'd reccommend that if you're planning on renting you should stay away from free days so you can actually get a rental gun. After all the 68 Automags go (semi rentals) its time for the Tippmann pumps. Overall, if youre willing to take the drive from a suburb of Chicago all the way to Millington, IL, Fox Paintball is definitely worth it.
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