No offence, but I used to live in Utah, and it is probably king for renegade play. I don't see weekly commercial woodsball fields in Utah being a success for quite some time (unless you are in downtown SLC- maybe???). If you have a field with NO overhead
, you can try running some scenario (monthly) games with some cheap materials for random bunkers and a group of friends that are willing to help ref, and organize. Just donít expect to make much money for all the work and weekends you will have to put in trying to make it work.
Sorry Iím a pessimist, but I have some experience with "been there done that" as far as Utah goes. Just hate to see anybody else lose their shorts by trying to pour money into trying to make a commercial outdoor woodsball field a success in Utah. They will be interested in your field for awhile and then head back into the woods for free. Just stick to a monthly small scenario or "big game" if you want to try and make any money. The best way to do it in Utah is have a scenario on a renegade field (like most are done in Utah) so you wont have any overhead and can therefore charge a very basic registration fee and BYOP. To my knowledge that is how all scenario games are run in Utah, and thats why commercially run fields cannot be sustained-- a nominal fee, and BYOP is not realistic for a commercial field with all the overhead.
This also leads me to another point... Utah is bombarded with multiple "other" scenario games- on multiple other "fields". Quite honestly, there isnt much pie left... especially with a bad economy.
Most importantly.. IF you are going to plan scenario events, itís okay to try and get some ideas from local game producers, but I would leave it at that. (just my opinion)
My 2 cents.
This post has been edited by mountainexplorer1: 27 April 2009 - 03:01 AM