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Old 04-24-2017, 02:38 PM #1
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Starting a paintball field (PLZ HELP)

Hello, i will start off by saying i have been a huge paintball fan for years. I am really wanting to start a brand new paintball field. I am currently in Michigan in an area with only one other field and the area is the most populated in my entire state. The field is not the best and could use improvements. I know the owner and have suggested it but nothing really gets done. I want to take my oppertunity now to open my own field and get going! I was wondering how much in cost do you think it would be. I heard anywhere from $5,000 too $50,000. Should i buy or lease a place, and where should i buy the equipment from for a lower cost. If anyone has advice or answers i would love to hear them. Thank you
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Old 04-25-2017, 07:47 AM #2
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I love this idea. Being that I'm from West Michigan, i know the struggle man! Hope you have some luck!
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Old 04-25-2017, 08:15 AM #3
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I dont mean to be rude, but if u just asked if a paintball field could be started for $5,000 u do not begin to even scratch the surface of what it takes....I opened a relatively small field and it took six figures to pull that off....Heck, I had more then 5k in equipment when i was just a player!
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:52 AM #4
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$5,000 is unrealistic to start a field. The air equipment alone can cost you that, factor in insurance, rentals, and everything else you will need and the price climbs quickly. If you are very serious about it, I would suggest reading up on Gat Splat. Very successful business, and he offers franchising, which will help you in the long run. If anything its just a good read to get an idea of what it entails. http://franchise.gatsplat.com/

There are many other things you need to factor in as well. I would suggest looking through old posts, as there are tons of them, and reviewing all of them in full. It will be time consuming, but if you are serious it shouldn't even be a question to do research.
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:43 PM #5
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I love this idea. Being that I'm from West Michigan, i know the struggle man! Hope you have some luck!
Thanks man, i appreciate it.
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:44 PM #6
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I dont mean to be rude, but if u just asked if a paintball field could be started for $5,000 u do not begin to even scratch the surface of what it takes....I opened a relatively small field and it took six figures to pull that off....Heck, I had more then 5k in equipment when i was just a player!
Yeah, i knew from the start $5000 is too low. You cannot even buy/rent a property for $5000. I am hoping to start with only two figures if i can but may not happen.
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Old 04-25-2017, 03:36 PM #7
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Yeah, i knew from the start $5000 is too low. You cannot even buy/rent a property for $5000. I am hoping to start with only two figures if i can but may not happen.
I would read all the info from the Gat Splat franchise link I posted. While you may not be doing an indoor field, it will have a lot of information that will help you decide if its doable.
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Old 04-25-2017, 06:49 PM #8
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easily $100-$150,000
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Old 04-25-2017, 06:52 PM #9
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I would read all the info from the Gat Splat franchise link I posted. While you may not be doing an indoor field, it will have a lot of information that will help you decide if its doable.
what about buying the equiptment? Where would you go to find links to cheap guns tanks and mask in big quantity.
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Old 04-25-2017, 06:59 PM #10
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what about buying the equiptment? Where would you go to find links to cheap guns tanks and mask in big quantity.
You need to get a business license and then contact companies like Tippman to make a wholesale account. The compressor setups alone run $10-20,000 with banks.
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Old 04-26-2017, 08:07 PM #11
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I just started a field. Before land, I have 28,000 in air, netting, guns, paint, and legal. Monthly expenses are 250 for insurance and 1 portapotty. I lease land from my parents for VERY cheap. All my bunkers were free. All markers are used.

I would def take boarder's advice and check out the "gatsplat" scuba toys site he linked to. It helped me immensely.


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Old 04-26-2017, 10:51 PM #12
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I wanted to do this in LA but create an indoor field, After all the number crunching with insurance, rentals, turf, netting, and ect (even though I could be way off) landed me a number somewhere between $250,000-$300,000.

if this is something you want to do, you have to remember it will take all your energy and time for quite awhile. Be prepared. Though I am happy to see more fields being brought up!

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Old 04-27-2017, 04:37 AM #13
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Stark looking / Basic -- $100K then goes up from there.

My attorney fees and zoning/permit costs were $30,000 but I am in the city limits.

Compressor , tanks , guns etc etc at least $20-30K
Poles , netting - $10K
Storage Containers - $7K

There are many other costs to consider but it adds up quickly.
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:55 AM #14
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what about buying the equiptment? Where would you go to find links to cheap guns tanks and mask in big quantity.
As Tom said wholesale would be the way to go, but you'll need a business license to setup the account. You could look around on here to bind bulk buys for guns, tanks, masks, but conditions and work needed could vary.

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Stark looking / Basic -- $100K then goes up from there.

My attorney fees and zoning/permit costs were $30,000 but I am in the city limits.

Compressor , tanks , guns etc etc at least $20-30K
Poles , netting - $10K
Storage Containers - $7K

There are many other costs to consider but it adds up quickly.
This is a pretty good idea of what it takes to start. Again I would consult to the Gat Splat link and the above info to start running numbers. Insurance will vary depending on several factors, but I would use $250 per month as a base number.
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Old 04-27-2017, 07:26 PM #15
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awsome thanks for the help guys im looking in more detail now
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