Originally Posted by Con3jo
An airsoft-only venue would be extremely hard to keep running, considering the costs of zoning, insurance and all that other stuff...while its an awesome idea/dream, the numbers of airsofters regularly attending would have to be a lot to cover costs. With running a dual facility (paintball/airsoft) its easier to run since paintball is still a lot more popular and well-known, thus more customers.
I've run the numbers, it's borderline viable, if you can get some professionals using the facility for training it becomes borderline profitable.
Add additional revenue streams from sales, and it becomes profitable.
key aspect is capitalization, if the business is started with borrowed money it's far more risky.
but if you had a couple hundred thousand sitting around, you could probably get your money back out over a 10 year operational period.