Originally Posted by $lash
I am just upset there is no field in TN that wants to put a little time or capital back into their facility-with resonable notice on the calander- to provide a fun place so I can play paintball, and be happy to give more cash during an 8 hour session, to an already paid for facility, than any other sport that exist.
Before we get rolling on this, I am not trying to start an argument or online debate on how field owners are not out for the sport! I can't speak on all field owners, but I know personally I am doing all I can to help this sport have a future and stay open, by bringing in new Recreational players. Now before everyone starts in on the recreational side. The paintball industry is made up of roughly 90% recreational and scenario players (not sure on the exact numbers but that is how my field is).
What is your idea of "a little time or capitol"?
I was approached by Tapper to host a MSXL at GAS. Before telling him that I couldn't, I weighed all the options I had at the time.
Any business, not just in the paintball industry, with the shape that the economy is in, has to look at the long term effects. I weighed on weather or not the additions would generate enough capitol to break even over the course of the next year, not just the capitol that is generated by the MSXL.
I looked at what it would cost for GAS to upgrade it's facilities to meet the requirements of the MSXL:
- 2012 Race-to field
- 4 pits
- Airlines and fill stations to 4 pits
Then take into account the added expenses of hosting an event:
- extra staff (cashiers, ground crew to pick up trash)
- extra electric for running scoreboards and compressor.
- extra dumpsters for all the trash.
- extra porta potties for the added people.
Now with all that said, I did not see the possibility of breaking even over the course of the next year.
BUT, with all the players in Tennessee wanting an event here. Anyone willing to help out with the above mentioned upgrades, please give me a call or shot me an email, and we will see what we can accomplish in a short period of time!
My number 931-216-6683