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Old 09-26-2011, 01:37 AM #1
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NEED HELP! With a paintball field and markers being allowed on campus.

I go to a school in New York state and we're trying to get a paintball field on campus. We came up with a plan on how to create the field and how to build it, but our biggest obstacle is to actually go to our campus life director and get the approval.

What i'm asking for are any colleges that are allowed markers on campus or have a field on campus(or both), to please list them all here. We wanna show our campus life director how these schools work and why it would work for us so that we can get the approval and have our field/markers on our campus.

We know that Penn State has a field and we're trying to get in touch with them, but other schools that we find out about would be of great help.

thanks again nation!
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:30 AM #2
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Spend $5, watch the Etv episode thats in the News section and call any one of those schools.

My money is on Liberty though. Those guys are what every school should strive to be like.
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:15 PM #3
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If I'm not mistaken, Iowa State has its own field. Go Cyclones!
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:09 PM #4
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wait there are colleges with paintball fields on campus?

how have i not known this at all?
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:29 AM #5
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Best bet is to look in the college paintball sub section under tournament series.
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:17 PM #6
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My money is on Liberty though. Those guys are what every school should strive to be like.
It's never been a matter of willpower - it all comes down to funding and legalities. I'd be willing to bet that most, if not all teams with a field on campus get significant financial support from their university.

When presenting something like this to a school board, they want to know three things.

1. How will this benefit the student body?
2. How will you keep it safe and enforce rules/regulations pertaining to paintball?
3. Who will hold responsibility for the field?

The bottom line is that schools don't want to take on more liability than they have to. Even though paintball is statistically safer than most mainstream sports, it is still seen as high risk and is treated by most as such. You need to present a convincing argument that proves the school will be protected and the risk/investment is worthwhile. Given the, relatively speaking, astronomically high cost of starting a quality field, you don't want to leave any questions unanswered.
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:31 PM #7
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maybe west point? i hear we have a field at school.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:54 AM #8
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I don't understand how this is an issue, just put your equipment in your gearbag and put it in a closet. Does your school raid your or something? Even then I wouldn't think someone would get upset. It's not legally defined as a firearm and it's solely for reacreational use.
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:09 AM #9
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I don't understand how this is an issue, just put your equipment in your gearbag and put it in a closet. Does your school raid your or something? Even then I wouldn't think someone would get upset. It's not legally defined as a firearm and it's solely for reacreational use.
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