Great woods ball courses with a very laid back owner/ref. The facilities are pretty run down, because of a tornado that hit the place a couple years ago.
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Combat Zone, Inc.I played up at Combat Zone a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I cannot speak highly of this field from my experience.
The driveway to the field was hard to find. It's a small trail that cuts off from...
I played up at Combat Zone a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I cannot speak highly of this field from my experience.
The driveway to the field was hard to find. It's a small trail that cuts off from the road next to a corn field and winds back and around the side of the field. The road was not mowed and had branches and ruts in it. The parking lot had room for about 5 vehicles and was not clearly defined.
They have a decent sized staging which was able to easily accommodate the group of 12 or so that I played with. It also had a couple of grills to use for cooking.
I walked up to check in and found out their compressed air station was out of service. This wasn't that large of concern since I had just filled my tank prior to heading up there. I asked what their field limit was since I knew my GF's gun was shooting hot. He stated that their chrono was broken and that the field owner stated that was ok. I was shocked to say the least. I began walking back to my car to leave. I decided to play anyways since the group I was with included my boss...
We started gearing up and I noticed the netting around the staging area next to the "speedball" field (piles of tires with uncut grass over 3' tall) was falling down and had large holes/tears in it. Clearly, they were not well maintained.
Throughout the day I noticed the ref, who is in charge of safety, was not enforcing masks on when on the field and barrel plugs (yes, the rental equipment there still used barrel plugs) when walking off the field. I had to enforce this to make sure everyone was safe. The ref also had his mask off many times prior to the start of multiple games (while on the field).
The fields were not well maintained. Grass was not trimmed and a few fields had grass up to my waist, if not higher, and I'm 6'4". One of the fields had an old mobile home, but the floors were rotting and a few of us fell through while playing inside it. There was an "Alamo" field with a structure in the middle. The walls were collapsing, the structure overall looked very unsafe so I opted to sit out while everyone played on that field.
The entry fee is reasonable if you have your own equipment. The paint prices are very steep.
My overall opinion of this location was that it shared the same characteristics of a "backyard" field, where safety and maintenance were not high on the list of priorities... but this is a business, which makes everything about that appalling to me.
I will not be back to this field and cannot recommend it to anyone.