Friendly Fire, Upton, Mass. -- better, bigger
Fox 4, Upton, Mass. -- much bigger, way better, worth the trip from anywhere
West End has a medium size wood rec ball field and a nice speedball field surrounded by netting. The staff is very friendly and they are fairly safety conscious, although they could demand more chrono checks, but that's not unusual. I had a similar experience to one of the other reviewers. I went once on a lightly attended day and some of the staff played with us. They were shooting way hot and I wound up with very bad bruises that took a long time to heal. If you go, I suggest you wait to see if enough people show up to play before you pay to get in.
It's located a few miles out of Leicester center, on Route 9. There is no pro shop to speak of, but they do minor repairs, refills of all kinds. There's pizza lunch you can buy. Price is $20 for the day, self-equipped. BYOP or you can do the rental/field paint option. It's alittle hard to find, but look for the speedball course with spools in the field, surrounded by black netting. The wood field is behind the speed ball course, accessible by a rugged fire road. Park in the field near the porta-potty. I usually call the X-Fire Paintball shop in Auburn (508 721-003) for info on West End, they are loosly associated somehow.
Go to Fox4 instead.
Last edited on Tuesday, March 30th, 2004 at 3:05 pm PST
Wolf Hill Paintball, its right up the road but ive never played there, admission is 10, and its a woods feild with bunkers and treehouses.
West end is a 15 minute walk from my house and I only played there once but have seen it quite allot. They have a big woods field with allot of bunkers and big wire spools as well as 2 large tree houses. They have a speed ball field, rentals, there's food and allot of people usually go so theres good competition. I haven't had any good or bad experiences with the management but the players there were nice to me and helped me out allot. Its easy to get to cause its right on route 9 .
Id give it a 7 cause in my opinion 20 bucks is a little steep when all my friends have there own fields I can use for free but paintballs a expensive sport so ill give it a 9