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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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Badlandz Reviews
Badlandz The Badlandz is a great field to play at whether you're just starting to play Paintball, or a seasoned player. There's all skill levels. Literally. Beginners to Pro's. All of their...
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PbLoSeR05
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: Seattle, WA
PbLoSeR05 is a Paintball photographer
PbLoSeR05 is one of the top 1000 posters on PbNation
PbLoSeR05 is Legendary
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, People, Teams
Cons: No Cons
The Badlandz is a great field to play at whether you're just starting to play Paintball, or a seasoned player. There's all skill levels. Literally. Beginners to Pro's. All of their woodsball/hyperball fields are to die for (and some of the originals), and where they place their PSP/NPPL layouts are in great condition, AND it's real grass. None of that turf junk
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Badlandz I played here a couple times and it was by far the best field in Illinois at the time. I really liked that it was BYOP, and a one-charge play all day on top of that. There were plenty of people there...
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Wherever my next game is
Redeem by: Never helped look for balloons
Redeem by: Never is playing at Living Legends III
Redeem by: Never owns a Planet Eclipse Etek
Redeem by: Never has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
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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, Great field selection, quality refs
Cons: Fields can get really muddy after rain
I played here a couple times and it was by far the best field in Illinois at the time. I really liked that it was BYOP, and a one-charge play all day on top of that. There were plenty of people there for open games so I was never really standing around, and all the refs and staff were really good. The only problem was that I literally got my foot stuck in the mud on one of the woodsball fields, which is cool...i'm not angry about it, but it's something to take in to consideration.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Badlandz Badlandz is THE premier field in the Chicagoland area. They have helped shame the game of paintball and the owner Renick Miller is a living legend. This field is one of the few bring your own paint...
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RelativeAsh
Kämpfen Mit Ehre
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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Parts Unknown
RelativeAsh plays in the PSP
RelativeAsh owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
RelativeAsh owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
RelativeAsh owns a Planet Eclipse Lv1
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! Fun, friendly staff
Cons: Not close to my house
Badlandz is THE premier field in the Chicagoland area. They have helped shame the game of paintball and the owner Renick Miller is a living legend. This field is one of the few bring your own paint fields in the Chicago area and is by far the best one. They do sell paint there but unlike CPX don't rip you off. They are the home to the midwest's best paintball teams as well as the Chicago UWL event. They have everything that you are looking to play from walk on to team play, wooded areas, buildings, hyperpipe, and airball. Come to Badlandz, you will not regret it.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Badlandz Good place. Loses most of the grass pretty quick. But nice staff, and a lot of quality teams play here.
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Represent_Paintball
USA TEAM HANDBALL
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: Wisconsin/Denmark
Represent_Paintball donated to help Peyton Trent
Represent_Paintball helped look for balloons
Represent_Paintball plays in the APPA D4 division
Played here: Once
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 3/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Lots of fields, good teams, good service.
Cons: Muddy/all dirt.
Good place. Loses most of the grass pretty quick. But nice staff, and a lot of quality teams play here.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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Rozek
 
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Chicago IL
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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: cheap prices
Cons: needs more fields
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Badlandz Badlandz is one of the premier fields out in the Chicagoland area. They offer some great competition when it comes to team practice. Depending on how the weather is, it can either be super dry or...
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SErwin
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NWI/Chicago
SErwin plays in the PSP
SErwin plays in the APPA D3 division
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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: Layouts, competition, parking, etc
Cons: mud, practice paint
Badlandz is one of the premier fields out in the Chicagoland area. They offer some great competition when it comes to team practice. Depending on how the weather is, it can either be super dry or super muddy on the main field. Practice paint batches can be hit or miss, but usually it's decent.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Badlandz Anyone who loves speedball and lives in the Chicagoland area has to go to Badlandz at least once. The levels of competition here are VERY high. The fields are great, and there are many of them....
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ShockVVave69
Paintball = Addiction
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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
ShockVVave69 has been a member for 10 years
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 fields, High caliber of competition, BYOP!
Cons: Customer Service can be VERY bad
Anyone who loves speedball and lives in the Chicagoland area has to go to Badlandz at least once. The levels of competition here are VERY high. The fields are great, and there are many of them. Woodsball and open games are also top notch here. The field is byop which is always a plus and the prices overall are very fair.

My complaint with Badlandz comes down to customer service. I've had multiple bad experiences with refs here who did little to nothing to stop overshooting and blatant cheating. Team stacking was another issue that came up from time to time and the refs would do nothing to stop it, or perpetuate it even further.

Overall when the refs are doing there job this field is spot on and well worth the money.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Badlandz My paintball career began at this field. Good place overall.
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Shyster
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Illinois
Shyster plays in the PSP
Shyster supports Team VICIOUS
Shyster is an NCPA National Champion
Shyster plays in the APPA D3 division
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: Talent
Cons:
My paintball career began at this field. Good place overall.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Badlandz ive been going here for about 8 years now and i love it. out of all of the fields in the chicagoland area this is definitely where you go to find the best competition consistently and not only that,...
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skamastershane13
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: 708 - souf chicago
skamastershane13 owns a Planet Eclipse Etek
skamastershane13 plays in the APPA D5 division
skamastershane13 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
skamastershane13 has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Played here: Once
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 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: biggest, most diverse, frequent games
Cons: ive heard rentals have issues? what do you expect!
ive been going here for about 8 years now and i love it. out of all of the fields in the chicagoland area this is definitely where you go to find the best competition consistently and not only that, but a good spread of players from all different walks. go play open with some buddies and rentals, don some camo and sneak around in the bush, or go practice on sunday with your team.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Badlandz I love this place. Iv been going here since I was a kid and its always a great time with friends/family. The fields are so fun to play whether you're a novice or a seasoned PB player. I guarantee...
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smahthers2K12
Valleys Of Neptune
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Chicago
smahthers2K12 is playing at Living Legends V
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smahthers2K12 has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
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 great fields with variety
Cons: -None-
I love this place. Iv been going here since I was a kid and its always a great time with friends/family. The fields are so fun to play whether you're a novice or a seasoned PB player. I guarantee you'll have a blast. Great fun for the whole family.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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