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15 January 2009 - 06:28 PMAside from the legal concerns, don't forget safety, please. I know you mentioned it, but be extra careful. Many abandoned buildings, even if you have permission and they have been cleared out, can harbor all sots of hazards. Crumbling brick and concrete, decaying wood and rusted metal can all cause stairs and floors to give way, broken glass and jagged metal can cause serious injury, and many old factories and warehouses can have hidden dangers ranging from asbestos to chemicals and heavy metals that can cause all sorts of problems.
Just make sure you know as much as possible about where you might play, and go through the place to make sure it is safe and free from hazards.
What I'll likely do is if everything is all good with the owner/neighbours I'll likely have my grandfather go there with me and check it out too just to be sure. He was a superintendent for a construction company for 8 years and now hes a superintendent for the rebar company I used to work for. Also I'll be sure to clean the place up, get rid of any broken glass and sweep it up and any windows not broken but exposed I'll board from the inside. Anything else hazardous will be removed as well.
As for the future of it I could see in maybe 2 or 3 years, once I've got more experience under my belt, and once I have a house and I'm all set up I may actually put up a building for scenario/speedball play, with other setups outside both in the field and in the woods. My grandparents are going to be giving me a lot of about 18 acres and myself and my entire family have been doing constuction for a life time. The good thing is this, in Northern Ontario including Sudbury, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay there is not one park that is open during the winter, it's all outdoor, during the winter with a heated building which I would likely make it so I could easily move different objects from storage and onto the indoor field to change for different scenarios I would have the market cornered. I would more than likely keep it open on the weekends and one night a week so I can also work full time. Having a partner would naturally be very helpful and I'll likely find one in time, either my buddy (whose like a brother) Jonny who was my best man, who wants to partner in real estate with me, the local park or someone I meet in the future.
15 January 2009 - 12:51 PMIt'd be nice but a little unlikely, the park in the city has 14 different settings, has been here a long while and has diehard users, and with the insurance rates given to parks without someone with at least 3 years of working in the field you're looking at ridiculous rates. Too bad though considering the guy who owns the place has about 30 acres there including wide open field, forest, light bush, everything ya could ever want.
15 January 2009 - 12:40 PMnp =) it's kind of nerve racking completely changing the appearance of your baby which in your mind is now almost perfect, but know you could make it quite a bit better, or catastrophically worse....so it's good to learn all you can before taking the plunge.
15 January 2009 - 12:37 PM*bump*
Very good info for young people new to the sport......and stupid older ones....
15 January 2009 - 12:31 PMWell turns out the property was sold to the people who owns a small home near it, I've met them before and they're pretty cool, what I'll do is tell them they'll get $10 per person who plays per session, and given that right now there is no where to play in the city it won't take long to have 30+ people there, making for a decent pull for the owner =) gonna talk to them today about it.
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