As someone who would love to play indoors during the off season, nothing would make me happier than to see a solid indoor field open up near me…
The logistical and cautious side of my brain would suggest that you DON’T open up an indoor field. As other people have mentioned, it’s quite easy for the field to go under due to a lawsuit. Here are just a few reasons why I would be cautious to open an indoor field.
1. A quality indoor field that would attract more serious players that pay more and keep the field alive is very hard to maintain. You need high quality lights to illuminate the whole field, turf or another material to put on the floor so people don’t slide too much, and the bunkers themselves.
2. Insurance/Waivers are also very alarming. As other people have mentioned, very well-funded fields have gone under quickly because one bad apple decided to not cover his barrel and shot someone in the face. It may be their fault, but you will end up hurting the most.
3. I would also note that you aren’t in a very densely populated area, so maintaining consistent play at your field would be tough without having it at a high enough quality to attracted all players (as previously mentioned).
4. Lastly, I would just consider the amount of Overhead that an indoor field would need: lights, heat, paint, air systems, building upkeep, flooring for field, employees, insurance, and most importantly helping you make a small profit.
I wish you all the best and I hope you can open up an indoor field, but the empathetic side of me also wants you to have a successful business with as few headaches as possible.