I played one indoor place in the Twin Cities. I prefer outdoor places. Played in other states, but my Minnesota field experience is limited to 2 or 3 fields.
What to say about CZ. Its my home. I love this field. My friends and I have been playing here for 4 years. Its about time I got down and dirty and promoted what I feel is the best place to play.
Combat Zone has an amazing staff. They go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to service. They are more than fair. Be reasonable with them, and they will be reasonable with you. The refs are very knowledgable, and are Johnny on the spot when calling for paint checks or in need of techie help on the field. Prices are very reasonable.
They are amazing gun techs. They can fix just about any problem. If you happen to buy a marker from them. Be sure to thank them for their hard work, because they will always fix anything wrong with guns they sell. They stand behind their product.
Fields of play are amazing. Currently they have 6 fields in all. 5 varieties of fields that have all sorts of obstacles to use for cover. Foxholes,baracades, trucks,boats, camo netting, trailers, and of course, theres the famous Alamo field. Alamo is probably my favorite field there, its pretty obvious what it is. Its a small fort, simple game. Inside defends the fort from the outside. My favorite memories of paintball have been on this particular field.
I recommend it to anyone looking to learn about paintball. The staff is more than willing to take on new players. Its fantastic for groups.
Only draw back to those in metro areas, its a bit out of the way. But I prefer that. No cars, no hustle and bustle. Its very quiet, all the better to play with.
Combat Zone is a great place overall. They have good sized fields and refs actually know what there doing.
-The fields are in the best setup that I've seen and have good cover.
-Prices are great, it's only $15 for all day access and 200 paintballs (if you have your own equipment).
-The CO2 is free.
-The games are well organized and the refs make sure theres plenty of action happening.
-Theres no waiting around. After each round theres about 5 minutes of rest and then your back in the field for another round.
-There rental equipment is in top condition. (They mostly rent out Tippmanns).
-The only bad thing about this place is that you have to use their paint.
I would have to say this is the best field that I've been to in Minnesota, and if you do decide to go, make sure you stay for the Alamo field at the end of the day. The only reason that the rating isn't 10 is because you can't use your own paint.
Adventure Zone... not really in the area... Adventure zone isn't all that great, see my review for them...
Well, CZ is awesome. Period. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Their rental equipment is kept clean and functional. The price is great. OK, so I'll just list the good and the bad...
-The fields are the best I have played on in MN. Large fields, great cover and layout, and trailer homes on the field. Also, they have the Alamo field for the end of the day... A definite must if you are in the area.
-The staff is great, and will go above and beyond to make your experience a good one.
-They keep their stuff (fields/equipment) up to scratch, so that the quality hasn't gone down over the years.
-The price is great, especially compared to some other places. I take $50 and that covers me for gas, lunch, and play. (But I snipe)
-Its way out of the way. This is bad because of travel time and logistics, but I think the trip there/back with friends is half the fun. If you forget something at home though, you are screwed.
-You must use field paint. This is my only real beef with CZ. My TL+ is all perfect for the bore size of Marballizer/All-Star, but I can't use it. You can't even pay an extra $10 to use your own...
All-in-all, the best field in Minnesota. But, like I said, I WANT TO USE MY OWN PAINT.
I haven't played any of the small ones in the area, but superior firepower in superior and spirit mountain in duluth.
This is a field where the refs know how to keep the action going! You get a five minute warning and if your not ready you wait for the next game... No waiting around. Games are high intensity due to the wide variety of skill levels. Large variety of fields to play. High quality reffing. Everything is setup for a good time to be had.
They don't have high pressure air yet but the co2 fills are free.
Prices are on the high end, but paint is always fresh and it is RPS!
Field is setup primarily for rec ball.
Great variety of games and fields.
Well worth the price.
Last edited on Saturday, July 5th, 2003 at 8:36 am PST