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Old April 19th, 2007, 13:21   #28
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Equipment owner field fees

Originally Posted by Brian McIlmoyle View Post
I agree that the math could work..It is not an impossible prospect.. even at the $25 a session level.

But you would need very strong traffic ... rentals would be the key ..Which likely means you would need to have a BFL as well..

The trick is to have enough backing to have funding for the 2 years it would take to build up the traffic to sustainablilty.

The place in MB uses a buy time in 45 minute chunks .. I thnk it is $15 / 45 minute chunk..
So for 4 hours play it would be $80

So at that price with the numbers I posted before you would need 20 payers a day .... to play 4 hour sessions.. and the whole thing becomes much more viable within the existing community. but it is a radical price point difference from the "paintball prices"

It is a mistake to compare paint ball field fees .. without including the average $ spent on extra paint... I think the average cost of a paintball session is much closer to the $80 price point .. in fact I expect the typical cost of a 4 hour paintball session is more in the $60 mark when you add rental and paint...
Paintball fields make there money from paint sales not the entrance fee for equipment owners. Most daily field fees are only $10 for the day free airfill or CO2. This is why they sell memberships for 200-250/year to get the up front money. They know people with equipment will come to play and spend 60 to 100 dollars a day on 1000+ paintballs to shoot. Sell them concessions on top of that, have a pro shop for gear and you are in business. Hydro test tanks and do scuba fills even more money. Sponsor tournaments that use field paint only drive more sales.

Would the majority of airsofters go for this, probably not since we spend all our money on gear, guns and ammo.


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