Originally posted by FUELEDBYHATE
I think Velocity pay .25 cents per head Based of the waver forms they hand in at the end of the month to there insurance provider. Or maybe 30 cents per head. That is still stupid cheap. I also know that you can get a 1 million dollar blanket policy for 1400 buck annualy.
Wow! Id sure like to have that insurance policy. I find $14,000 closer to the actual figure, not $1400
Yes. APL will insure Indoor fields. There one of two or three that will insure paintball. It is way more than .25 cents per head.
Yes, a paintball field requires a permit called a Major Use permit because there is no commercial zoning for paintball fields. It cost us $14,000 just to file the application in 1998. Expect to spend between $85,000 and $175,000 for a permit assuming everything goes your way, which from experience I can tell you it will not. Then, even if you get that far, the best commercial prices expect to pay between $9,000 - $15,000 a month for rent on a building no larger than our x-ball field. Current Industrial space (the cheapest) is running .45 cents a square foot. Our x-ball field is 20,250 sq ft.. That works out to $9112 per month. You will also be required to get a 1,000,000 insurance policy on the building itself in addition to paintball insurance.
Don't forget field maintinence, purchase of the bunkers themselves, payroll, employee insurance, phone, electricity (a very big expense in indoor fields), water, trash, city sewar fees and common area maintinence such as parking lot etc. etc.
In my opinion an Indoor field would be a financial disaster with the current cost of real estate at this time. Maybe in the future, but I just don't see it happening right now.
Not looking to shoot down your dream but I do have some real world experience here. Good luck!