Originally Posted by rsion4191
Again, serious responses. This establishment would be around for the long haul. This isn't a "make a quick buck" idea. I just wanna know what problems I could come up with. I know there are still permits & other licensing to be dealt with. But, insight is welcomed.
I have some experience in Indoor facilities. Indoor facilities can be profitable but it is a lot of work.
With that being said, highest revenue comes from Corporate Events, Birthday Parties, Bachelor Parties etc... Regular walk ons / tournament players would account for half or much less. Typically, the cost per SQ FT. in LA and or OC is a huge barrier to stay profitable unless it is well below "Market Rates".
The condition of indoor facilities seem to degrade over time when using paintballs. Not enough (so far) revenue can be generated using re-balls (Gym membership model? Also, Reball's seem to disappear). Not knowing what your expenses are, Field Paint Only would probably be your best bet.
Off the top of my head. Probably a few more to add to list.
The people who opened and or helped open these field were very knowledgable in paintball.
Indoor City Paintball (Compton)- Closed (Owned by both SC Village and I&I Sports)
LA Paintball (Hawthorne)- Closed (Backer + Indoor City Paintball Manager)
Friendly Fire Paintball (Hawthorne) - Closed (Indoor City Paintball Customers)
Tombstone Indoor (Long Beach) - Closed (Tombstone owner, Leon S.)
Proving Grounds (Valley?) - Closed
Impact (Pomona) - Closed
Asylum (Anaheim) - Closed
Splat Factory (Brea) - Closed (Leon S.)
Some great resources if you can get in touch with them:
Leon Styles - Ran / partner Indoor re-ball center in Long Beach https://www.facebook.com/sidewaysrules?fref=ts
Leon also ran an outdoor field so he knows both sides.
Billy Ceranski - Owned indoor field in Nor Cal? Presently KEE International sales manager?
PBNation Field/Store owner forum.
Hope that helps.