It has been a few years since I sling some paint at MVP. Having worked all over the state I have seen a lot of fields come and go. But I always remembered MVP as a nice friendly and honest place to play. So I was apprehensive of going back after a 5 year hiatus. As I pulled up to the place it still was clean and well taken care of. There was no trash thrown around, grass was mowed and fan was on.
So as the victims arrived I began to get pumped, unlike a few place I played multiple times, a safety orientation is required, and then the game plan is put into effect. The refs were very courteous and helpful to the newbie’s and did not grow impatient with some slow games.
Folks, you can play all over the state and I guarantee you won’t find a cleaner and friendlier place to play the MVP
This field is amazing.The prices were very affordable and the field were in very good condition. I didnt slide into any anthills or run through a hoarde of bees, unlike some other paintball fields. The staff and refs were excellent and helped out any way they could. When my friends gun broke they fixed it and replaced the o-rings for free.The bathrooms were better than most paintball fields and the unlimited air was really good. For food they offer a few drinks and chips/candys, so if ur planning on staying a while better bring ur own stuff.
paintball of victoria has ants and bees and is one of the worst fields ive been 2.
i love the field to death. The people there are so nice. They have really good fields and all the refs are awsome!! Ive been playing there for 7 years and have never had a problem. It is like my second home!! If you are a first timer then this field can be good for you. Even if you are a tourny player you can get a good practice out here.
Closest other fields are in San Antonio (Knights, Krossfire, etc)
I will break down this field from my experience on 14 June 2008:
*The staff were extremely friendly, especially the refs. They were quick to check for hits and very much moving about the field making sure everyone was playing fair. When an O-ring blew on my tank, it was quickly replaced and refilled (for free...maybe the norm, but I was always charged at other fields). They allowed us to pick the games we wanted to play (relatively small crowd at first then got larger) and made sure everyone was having a good time. Offered advice, didn't force it- always a plus.
*The fields were an airball field, barrels, wooden bunkers, and a brush field for a scenario-type of game. First let me say this: I hate airball...I like sliding into something hard, not soft. Nonetheless, I thought the field was balanced enough for 6-on-6 without feeling cramped. The wooden bunker field was also well designed, and it had the ability to hold larger games by turning it into a fort-like game...five on defense, fifteen on offense. The barrel field was okay, played on it 3v3, but the guys we played against weren't good enough to really leave an impression (game very short). If I could change one thing it would be better markings of boundary lines, but that is personal. The brush field was okay, but the ground is broken and twisted- an ankle injury waiting to happen to the not-so-graceful player. Nonetheless, probably one of my favorite fields.
*Concerned about the fact that two of the young men out on the field (16/17 year olds) did not need a parent's signature to play. Not sure if they lied about their age, so this is merely an observation, not an accusation.
*Firing blind- not a huge fan of it, and was surprised to see it allowed. Firing through a hole the size of the barrel on the paintball gun poses a lot of risks to me (no peripheal vision if somebody is eliminated and crossing the field or some other such scenario). Again, not a major problem, just something I am not a huge fan of.
*The field paint was fair (not sure brand), but everybody was having trouble getting breaks. I got hit five times in a row and none broke...might have been the weather, the gun, the paint, an act of sheer luck, who knows.
-Overall: Great experience. Took a group of 5 academic competitors that I coach (teach high schoolers) and had a blast. Good team-building activity.
Mvpainball is the number 1 painball field I would want to play on. Nothing compares to how awesome this field is! It's one of the best fields I've played on. This field is where I got my first taste of the paintbal experience. And, I loved it I kept coming back for more. The other fields I've been on had ant hills, wasp nests, and bees. This one is the best it's grass is alway nice and clean cut. Tom is a nice guy. When my brother's gun broke he helped him fix it, but it turned out it was just the gun and he couldn't do anything about it. But, Tom is a big help when your gun has a problem with it. The refs are the best they keep a nice check on everyone. I recomended this field to all my paintball buddies. And, we have yet to see it fail us.
MVP is a top notch field that is manicured more like a golf course than a typical paintball field. The owners are amazing, the refs keep games going at YOUR pace, they have nice facilities, and are reasonably priced (you can bring your own paint or buy theirs)....what more can you ask for? Tom was very helpful with our group of 12 players and our families and kiddos, with great "picnic-like" accomodations. Shaded tables, play area, REAL bathroom with running water, and BBQ pits to use. The airball field is very nice and in great condition. They also have woods, barrels, and a wooden obstacle speedball field. We made a day out of it after driving up from Corpus Christi. If I lived closer I would be there weekly, and I know I speak for others who feel the same.
Hands down the best place to play in the area. I have taken several big groups over there and Tom is a great help with us all. They keep games moving and all the refs are on top of everything. I would recommend this place to anyone who is a beginner to the highest level of expertice.
Paintball of Victoria......Don't even get me started. I stopped goind the third time I slid behind an obstacle into ants.
O.K....... I have been playing at MVP for 2 years and not once have I had a bad experience. Even when my gun broke down while I was over there, the owner came and helped me, and we found out that it was a problem with the solenoid. For $10 field play, unlimited free air refills(this includes N2,air, and co2), and great paint prices, you can't go wrong. They have one scenario brush course, an air field, a barrel field, and 2 speedball fields. The fields are well maintained and serviced, and you wont slide into ants like in Victoria. I definetly recommend this field to anyone, newbs to pros alike.
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of Field Use:
More than 5 years
Other Fields in the Area:
pb of Victoria-DONT GO-CHEATING-BAD FIELDS-NO REFS
corpus field- ok LOTS OF CHEATING
They have the best staff-friendliest people i know. Best rentals-98's, best fields wood,air, barrel, brush, and on of just all kinds of stuff. Always something to drink(.50cents), covered area, netting, and nobody cheats...I've played there forever and had no problems. I started playing for about 1year before we ever heard about MVP, finally we went there and paintball was about 50 million times funner.
Last edited on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005 at 5:48 pm PST
This is the only one i have played at and i think its great.
This is a really great park they have 5 fields as of 1/29/05. they also have all types of fields 1 brush field ,1 airball field ,3 "concept fields" and occasionaly they have what they call "big day games" its where they take ALL of the fields and combine them as one (its i think about 5 acres total). they also are great with saftey they check make sure your marker is shooting safe and not hot. every game played is reffed (unlike some fields i know). the fields are awesome and everything is fun. (just make sure if you bring an autococker it works perfect) its run by just the family so i guess you could say its real family fun. another really fun thing about MVP is the "Alamo game" volunteers will get behind a giant front section of what looks like the alamo. For me though every time i get in the Alamo the team im on loses. i go as often as i can but my friend has gone so much they know him by name and always what he needs.(hes a regular you could say) But if you really want to know get the directions and check it out your self or go to www.mvpball.com