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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: 97
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 is the best place to play if you are serious about paintball.there is not another paintball field around here where you will get this level of competition, plus for the price it's unbeatable...
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rudyc73
 
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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: oak forest IL.
Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 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: great competition
Cons:
This is the best place to play if you are serious about paintball.there is not another paintball field around here where you will get this level of competition, plus for the price it's unbeatable byop not to many places have that.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Badlandz Great place to play, been there 20+ times. The big games are amazing. Customer Service is really good. Employees are always trying to help. Pricing is great from entry fee to paint. None of this $70+...
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NW, Indiana
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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: Fun, Big Games, Cheap
Cons: Porta Pottys
Great place to play, been there 20+ times. The big games are amazing. Customer Service is really good. Employees are always trying to help. Pricing is great from entry fee to paint. None of this $70+ a case like other places in the area. Overall it is a great experience that I would recommend to anyone who is able to go.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Badlandz Fields need some updating/maintenance on them. Otherwise great time.
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robs45
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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Mi.
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Played here: 2-5 times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 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: great experience
Cons: fields need some work
Fields need some updating/maintenance on them. Otherwise great time.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Badlandz This field is a great place to go for some great competition to get anyone to become a better player. Nice fields and good prices helps anyone enjoy such a great field. Definitely check this place...
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Counterfeit_Syn5304
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Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Wiscompton - UDubDub
Counterfeit_Syn5304 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
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Counterfeit_Syn5304 plays in the APPA D5 division
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Played here: Once
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 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: great competition
Cons: if it rains its super muddy
This field is a great place to go for some great competition to get anyone to become a better player. Nice fields and good prices helps anyone enjoy such a great field. Definitely check this place out if you are in Illinois
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Badlandz I played here for a team practice a few times and they have plenty of fields for everyone to play on as well as a hyperball field. Unfortunately I haven't played in the woods so I can't comment on...
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Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: IL
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Played here: 2-5 times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Hidden well.
Cons:
I played here for a team practice a few times and they have plenty of fields for everyone to play on as well as a hyperball field. Unfortunately I haven't played in the woods so I can't comment on those aspects.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Badlandz I have been playing here on and off for over 5 years. It has some great outdoor fields. There is always great competition there. Plenty of cool people, same with the trolls though. Be careful where...
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pflfranco
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
pflfranco is playing at Living Legends VI
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Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 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: Always games, Good competition
Cons: Trolls
I have been playing here on and off for over 5 years. It has some great outdoor fields. There is always great competition there. Plenty of cool people, same with the trolls though. Be careful where you leave your stuff also. Have seen 3k+ worth of gear stolen.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Badlandz Not only is it my home field but is the best field I've played at fast games and to many fields to chose from to play.
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shock081
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chi-town
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shock081 plays in the APPA beginner division
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: any type of play speed or woods
Cons: none at all
Not only is it my home field but is the best field I've played at fast games and to many fields to chose from to play.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Badlandz been to the field quite a few times and no im not impressed. woodsball field is great other than the fact that every fort is a death trap. there are nails sticking out everywhere and there are boards...
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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Illinois
Played here: 2-5 times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2/5 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: No
Pros: great price good scenarios
Cons: field in lousy condition
been to the field quite a few times and no im not impressed. woodsball field is great other than the fact that every fort is a death trap. there are nails sticking out everywhere and there are boards on the ground with nails in them. they have 3 forts that are falling apart. there are alot of areas around them were there is no cover like the main fort were you get the crap kicked out of you or fall in one of many deep holes in the fort and get messed up. other than a log bunker here and there you see basically no other structures. the main building is a shack and there port-a-johns are always full. the rental my friend had broke like 3 times and chopped paint most of the time. i mean the scenario games are great but who ever owns this field needs to do some serious work. i mean ive played here on and off for about 2 years and have seen little to no improvment field wise. sad to say i dont think ill be going back!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Badlandz Ive played at Badlandz about 5 times, and it was nothing but bonus balling. Only a few refs actually watched the game and did there job. Might continue to play there if I need cheap paint. I dont...
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Join Date: Sep 2010
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Played here: Once
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.8/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Recommend to others: No
Pros: cheap paint
Cons: bonus ball, people shooting hot, unfair teams
Ive played at Badlandz about 5 times, and it was nothing but bonus balling. Only a few refs actually watched the game and did there job. Might continue to play there if I need cheap paint. I dont recommend to new players at all.
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Badlandz *****Now here is the worst experience I've ever had...i brought my 10 year old brother here for his first Big Game. My brother was sitting down behind a tree with his gun pointed to the ground and...
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Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chicago
Jluu1 is playing at Living Legends VI
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Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Recommend to others: No
Pros: Gun Tech, 300fps
Cons: Bad Paint, Ignorant Refs, Broken Fields,
*****Now here is the worst experience I've ever had...i brought my 10 year old brother here for his first Big Game. My brother was sitting down behind a tree with his gun pointed to the ground and scared as all new players would be. The big game has these things called "gunships" that can transfer players across the map without being shot at and the pilot has a pump. well the opposing side's gunship went around the tree and deliberately shot my brother in the head area more than once. A ref was accompanying this gunship and did nothing to stop the player from overshooting. so I guess safety isn't a priority with this place now right? when i said hey that wasn't right. The gunship pilot started trashing talking me while walking away. The ref defended him and tried to fight me too! HOW UNPROFESSIONAL! Ive brought it up and they offered me "free passes" but they never delivered their promise. i don't need it anyways, my family aren't beggars. I do not recommend this place to anyone, even new players! The fields are very old, safety is not a priority here (especially for the young ones), and people who play here are very ignorant with no sportsmanship.

I started playing paintball here like most players because it was cheap. The fields are mostly woodsball with broken junk and branches as cheap barricades. You can tell this field is very cheap. The paintballs they sell is very bad quality as well. They come out the bags dimpled and break inside of your gun. It was very risky buying paint here but it was convenient. Its not fun when your paint is breaking inside of your $1000 guns and your enemy is shooting you. its frustrating and ruins your days.

Enough of the bad and here are the very few good. Not all the refs are bad, their were a few very chill and hardworking refs. The gun tech has always fixed my gun when a problem came up. He worked hard with me to diagnose the problem and fixed it for free. He knows his stuff when it comes to Egos and Dms. The field allows you to go up to 300fps as opposed to 280fps at most fields but then again, this field is mostly woodsball. They have a pretty cool hyperball field but the ref has never taken walk-ons to the speedball field.

Suggestions on different fields? After these experience, ive expanded and traveled to many different fields in illinois. CPX Sports, Paintball Explosion, and Pekin Paintball Park are some very high maintenance, well staffed, and safe fields to play at. I'd rather pay a little more and travel a little farther for a WAY better experience. These fields use higher quality paint that flies straight, the ref uses their own body to shield you when your over-shot, and the fields are very creative! CPX Sports has built a replica town with houses. Paintball Explosion has replica Vietnam War maps, an Amusement Park theme field, and NUKETOWN replica field of Call of Duty!!! I'd suggest any one of you to steer clear of Badlandz. For anyone in the Chicago, Paintball Explosion in East Dundee would be your best bang for your buck.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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