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Badlandz
306 West Elms Court Lane
Crete, IL 60417

Phone: (708) 418-3335
Email: info@thebadlandz.com
Website: http://www.thebadlandz.com/
In business over 15 years, we have grown to be one of the world's premier facilities. With an unwavering commitment to your fun, whether it's your first time or you're a multiple time World Champion, you'll find your home at the Badlandz.
Year Established: Unknown
Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 stars.
Reviews: 98
Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 2/5 stars.
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Badlandz Reviews
Badlandz This has to be my favorite field by far. The refs are great, and it is an overall great facility. The fields are very nicely set up and the staff i made up of some great people. I would recommend...
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2k2nastyimpy
CFD #17043
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Chicago,IL
2k2nastyimpy is a Supporting Member
2k2nastyimpy owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
2k2nastyimpy supports Team VICIOUS
Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Price
Cons: Outdoor
This has to be my favorite field by far. The refs are great, and it is an overall great facility. The fields are very nicely set up and the staff i made up of some great people. I would recommend that anyone plays at this field.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Badlandz One of the best fields in the USA...Has everything you need to be competitive in paintball
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4leaf4life
WHAMMY
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Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Illinois
4leaf4life is a Professional paintball player
4leaf4life works for a Paintball manufacturer
4leaf4life plays in the PSP
4leaf4life posts videos on PbNation
4leaf4life plays in the APPA Pro division
4leaf4life is Legendary
4leaf4life supports DLX Technology
Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: the people
Cons: If it rains it pours
One of the best fields in the USA...Has everything you need to be competitive in paintball
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Badlandz This has to be my favorite field by far. The refs are great, and it is an overall great facility. The fields are very nicely set up and the staff i made up of some great people. I would recommend...
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aznboy6598
 
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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: State College, PA
aznboy6598 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
aznboy6598 is an NCPA player
aznboy6598 plays in the APPA D5 division
Played here: 2-5 times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Has everything you would want in a paintball field
Cons: None so far
This has to be my favorite field by far. The refs are great, and it is an overall great facility. The fields are very nicely set up and the staff i made up of some great people. I would recommend that anyone plays at this field.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Badlandz They have several different fields to play including: hyperball, x-ball, nppl, castles, and many woods fields. There are 3k and 45k air fills. The best part of all is byop. Other than that there is...
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DMnation
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Join Date: Feb 2006
Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: byop and always someone to play with
Cons:
They have several different fields to play including: hyperball, x-ball, nppl, castles, and many woods fields. There are 3k and 45k air fills. The best part of all is byop. Other than that there is always someone to play with no matter what skill level you are at. Good field to play at!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Badlandz Badlandz is the field I started playing at and the field I continue to go to. Good prices, free air, byop ... pretty much all the *good* things you'd want in a field. On any given weekend there's...
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FallNAngel
Vicious Circles
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: right here
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FallNAngel has been a member for 10 years
FallNAngel is playing at Living Legends VI
FallNAngel is playing at Living Legends VII
FallNAngel supports DLX Technology
Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Lots of fields, games go out often
Cons: on *really* busy days, you don't get a full fill.
Badlandz is the field I started playing at and the field I continue to go to. Good prices, free air, byop ... pretty much all the *good* things you'd want in a field. On any given weekend there's generally 2-3 airball fields (at least one of which is generally used for team practice on Sunday), 3 hyperball fields and ~12 woods fields. Depending on how busy it is, usually 2-4 groups will be out at a time ranging from beginners to experienced.

On the downside, on very busy days, you may only get a 4,000 air fill. Being that air fills are free and lines are rarely more than a few people deep, filling after every game if you need to is very possible. While last I saw, there is not a dedicated gun tech on site, the staff is helpful and generally knowledgeable with most guns.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Badlandz Great place to play no matter who you are. Fields (airball, OG speedball, and woods/scenario) couldn't be any better. Parking/gearing up area is massive so you'll never be crowded or packed in no...
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HKARMYBALLER
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: 847 IL
Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: fields, giant parking lot, staff, history
Cons:
Great place to play no matter who you are. Fields (airball, OG speedball, and woods/scenario) couldn't be any better. Parking/gearing up area is massive so you'll never be crowded or packed in no matter how big the event you're playing there is.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Badlandz Overall, this field is a GREAT place to play! With a really friendly and helpful staff plus, a lot of nice fields to choose from the experience is always nice. No matter if itís team practice or...
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jacapbinc
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Join Date: Oct 2006
jacapbinc plays in the PSP
jacapbinc owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
jacapbinc plays in the APPA D4 division
Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Great Staff, Lots of Fields & GREAT Competition!
Cons:
Overall, this field is a GREAT place to play!

With a really friendly and helpful staff plus, a lot of nice fields to choose from the experience is always nice. No matter if itís team practice or open play, this is the place to play
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Badlandz If you are in the Chicago-land area, you have to try out The Badlandz. As an experienced player, I can go out to the Badlandz and always be challenged by better players. I can play as many games as...
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kingcoldcuts2
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chicago area
Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Good variety of fields
Cons: Focused towards the tourney players
If you are in the Chicago-land area, you have to try out The Badlandz.

As an experienced player, I can go out to the Badlandz and always be challenged by better players. I can play as many games as I want and shoot as much paint as I want.

The one thing that I hate to see in paintball is new players being overshot. Unfortunately I have seen this every time I have been out to the Badlandz. It is always a combination of players with something to prove and reffs not being able to take charge.

I have been out to a few of their "Big Games" and have had mixed feelings. Sometimes the cheating just gets to me. Why play if you are going to cheat? Take up golf instead...

I enjoy playing out here once and a while against some of the best in the area just to keep me humble.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Badlandz Badlandz has become my new home.They refs are super helpful and all the players/teams that go their on a regular basis are very friendly and helped me improve on my game. But I cannot stress enough...
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PaintballinTofu
 
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: 847
PaintballinTofu plays in the PSP
PaintballinTofu is an NCPA Regional Champion
PaintballinTofu plays in the APPA D4 division
Played here: Once
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Refs/Helpfullness
Cons:
Badlandz has become my new home.They refs are super helpful and all the players/teams that go their on a regular basis are very friendly and helped me improve on my game. But I cannot stress enough though how helpful the staff was. I remember my tank kept bleeding air so when I filled it up the person working at the fill station took a look at my tank and fixed it for me. I'd recommend this field to anyone who wants to have a fun time paintballing
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Badlandz I like Badlandz. I've played there 3 times in the past year and always had a good time. Refs/Staff have always been good. They are safe, preach safety and they know what's going on around them. ...
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paintstuff
 
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Join Date: Nov 2009
Played here: 2-5 times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: BYOP, Good/Friendly Staff, Parking close to fields
Cons: If you like woodsball, forts are not the best
I like Badlandz. I've played there 3 times in the past year and always had a good time.

Refs/Staff have always been good. They are safe, preach safety and they know what's going on around them. What else can you ask for in regards to reffing. Example: I played in a big game at Badlandz last year. I got shot by a guy in a bunker a pretty good distance away. The ref was right by me and I asked him if the guy was shooting hot. He said, "Nope. He's got a flatline barrel. I walked by his bunker 5 minutes ago." I smiled and walked off the field thinking..."I need to get a flatline barrel".

The parking is right in the center of the fields. Makes it really easy to "base" out of your car. This is always a plus.

When I was at the field last year, I needed some work on my old-school back-up gun (Automag RT). I found a tech that used to play with an RT back in the day. He took the time to find my problem and fix it for me!

They keep games going faster at Badlandz than anywhere I've ever played.

My only minor complaint is that I would love to see them improve the forts on the woodsball fields. I love woodsball and they have some really good potential with their fields. (They are still good fields, I just think they could put a little TLC into them to make them unbelievable!)

I'll keep going to Badlandz as one of my preferred fields!!!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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