When questioned about the issue of FIELD PAINT ONLY as required at our field, I like to take the time to point out a few things to think over. As the only Paintball Field in the country to offer 24 different playing fields (Including a ONE+ ACRE CASTLE, another CASTLE, a FIVE ACRE TOWN with 1 & 2 STORY BUILDINGS, a FIREBASE, a STILT VILLAGE, STOCKADE FORT with TEE PEES, 4 SPEEDBALL COURTS, 2 LIGHTED FIELDS for NIGHT PLAY, plus 15 other fields full of trenches, earth berms, bunkers, tunnels, bridges, and assorted buildings), FREE LODGING in 30 BUNKHOUSES, a FULL REC CENTER (POOL TABLE, PING PONG, FOOSBALL, FOOD, BEVERAGES, LIVE BANDS), BON FIRE AREA, PICNIC PAVILLION with FREE GRILL, SWIMMING POND, FISHING POND, HORSE SHOES, and VOLLEYBALL; I would like you to consider the following partial list of expenses that are involved in providing this top notch facility for your paintball enjoyment.
Cost of paying for 122 acres of Land
Cost of paying taxes on 122 acres of land.
Maintaining roads on 122 acres of land.
Clearing briars, fallen logs, trash, etc. on 122 acres of land.
Repairing and Maintaining over 50 buildings; painting, broken boards, electrical, plumbing, etc.
Building and erecting new structures; buildings, bunkers, walls, etc.
Paying for 7 Sani-pots every month.
Utilities; Propane, Electricity, Dumpster, Oil.
Buying and Maintaining 3 work Trucks, Bus, Case Tractor, Brush Hog.
Buying and Maintaining mowers, weedwackers, chain saws, tools, hoses, ladders, etc. 11) Gas and Oil for above vehicles and tools.
Buying and Maintaining two Scuba Compressors, 3 high pressure fill stations, and 10 bottle fill set up.
Buying and Maintaining 8 CO2 Fill Stations and Scales.
Buying and installing New 12' Safety Netting every two years.
Buying and Maintaining Rental Guns, Masks, Parts, Camos, Bottles, etc.
Buying and Maintaining Microwaves, Commercial Freezer, Commercial Refridgerator, Commercial Cooking Steamers, Stainless Steel Utensils, etc for serving food.
Buying a 3-line Phone System and paying Phone Bills.
Buying and Maintaining Office Equipment; Computers, Printers, Fax Machine, Copier, Typewriter, Laminating Machine, Desks, Chairs, Storage Cabinets, etc.
Training Safety Certified Referees and providing them with Backpacks, Ref Shirts, Whistles, First Aid Kits, Hand Held Chronos, 6 Radar Chronos, Squeegees, Lens Cleaner, Water Bottles, Paper Towels, etc.
Training Service Technicians and Buying their Tools, Testing Equipment, and Parts.
Advertising; Flyers, Brochures, Web Page, Ads in Magazines, Ads in Newspapers, traveling to and purchasing booth space at big events.
Employing a full time Operations Manager, Field Manager, Head Referee, and Myself.
Employing up to 30 part time refs to run the games.
Paying for Liablity Insurance.
Paying for Insurance on the 50 buildings.
Hiring top Scenario Producers like MXSPORTZ to run Scenario Games.
I trust that the above listing will enlighten you to some of the actual costs of running a facility of the size and quality of E.M.R. PAINTBALL PARK and explain the necessity of allowing Field Paint Only. Without making Profit on Paintballs, we could not keep the doors open and constantly improve our fields and games for your enjoyment. At $75.47 plus PA sales tax of $4.53 per Case of 2000 paintballs, I feel that it is a very fair price for what you receive at our facility. Thank-you for your time.
BLUE, SUE, and DEUCE