Originally Posted by yfz350guy
if anyone remembers a place in Henderson called Tektonix, they would be a good model to follow, maybe a better layout, but back in the day (2000-2002) they were deffinately happening... but it was a different sport then, more of a open minded crowd versus the closed minded elitest groups that seem to run the place now.
if you do open up somthing, make sure to put padding under the carpet/turf. I remember a few broken knees/ elbows from the concrete.
no they wouldnt
their air system never got purged, it was so contaminated that it got certain stores to ban filling scuba tanks for paintball use
they NEVER cleaned their field, i remember sliding into a bunker one time only to hit it so hard that i spun out into the lane next to it
their paint was awful. seriously.. that crap didnt break on anything.. and it smelled like housepaint. and they charged like $50 or $60 a case for it
their reffing sucked.. i once sprayed a guy through the cracks in the hyperball field so bad that he looked like he had taken a shower in paint. and then i finally ran around the bunker and shot him (if it was within the 10 foot rule, it was between 8 and 9 feet) he turns on me, shoots me out. and says bunkering isnt allowed.. and then i see him bunker someone (like a legitimate bunker) the very next game. their refs/management also allowed their "home" team to play the most stacked games in the world.. oh you 10 newbies go play our 7 man XPSL team.. and they would do that crap constantly.. they would wipe hits off their buddies.. the whole thing was just wrong
their lighting sucked. i remember that field being so dim insde you didnt even realize how nasty the place was
if you wanted to know what, in my opinion would make you stand a snowballs chance in hell of making enough to keep an indoor field going?
lighting, lighting, lighting
good quality bunkers.. they dont have to be airball, but it would be better
keep it clean.. meaning youll need a building with exceptional indoor plumbing
charge decent prices for paint.. i get that FPO is the best way to make anything. and most people dont mind playing FPO, if teh paint is good, and the prices are reasonable
air conditioning, i dont care if its swamp coolers, or actual commercial AC units, but you HAVE to get the inside of the building into the 70's
those are just a few things that come to mind