Combat HoustonI stopped by this field a twice. One time it was completely empty at noon-time. The other (more recent) there was a full rotation of I'd say 20-30 people on the Air ball field. When there is a crowd...
I stopped by this field a twice. One time it was completely empty at noon-time. The other (more recent) there was a full rotation of I'd say 20-30 people on the Air ball field. When there is a crowd I'd say the field is pretty top notch.
They just got new PSP bunkers which look great. The ground at the field is probably a 50/50 mix of dirt and grass patches. There can be some muddy spots on the far side which collect water and can be a slip hazard off the break. In terms of actual facilities. There is a trailer/main building for where you pay for paint or pick up rental gear. I don't think they have gear for sale from inside. Portapotty is around the backside of the trailer and the air fill station is on the side facing the fields.
Staff on the field is good when they are not busy running the woodsball field for the open play people. Both the owner and the ref who is their regularly have lots of tourney experience. And of course more experienced players waiting for a match on the side sometimes pitch in with reffing a game. Sometimes the rotations get a little slow especially towards the afternoon when the paint starts to dry and people start getting tired.
This field is strictly field paint only. They usually sell Empire brand paintballs the "custom blend" boxes for about $50-55/case. I'd say they are about mid quality but definitely harder shells. It was a warmer day and there were lots of bounces. Entry and air is $25, however they sometimes have a VIP deal which is around $50 a month and depending on the owner's mood gets you discounted paint or some other stuff. If you are a regular than you might want to consider it.
Competition wise Sunday is probably the day to go. The home team is there as well as a few other local groups. Usually in the D4/D5 range. Some people of course have higher level experience and show up as well. Towards the end of the day they ran drills with the people left on the field with paint. Good practice and cool down for the day.
This field is located very centrally in Houston. Not far from the major shopping area Galleria and easily accessible from the highway. If you are living inside Houston (inside 610 loop) this probably is very close to you.
Overall I give this place 4/5 stars. Location is what really improves its value to me at least. If you are living in Houston, this is probably the easiest field to get to that has good competition without having to drive more than 45 minutes.