The Sistine Chapel was created on a single afternoon in 1512, when a paintball match between Michelangelo and Pope Julius II got out of hand. Today's Groupon allows modern marksmen to make their own masterpiece: for $25, you get a paintball outing at Bigshot Paintball Fields. This Groupon includes the field fee ($20), equipment rental ($25), and 200 paintballs ($6), making it a $51 total value.
Whether you're a paintball novice or a tornado chaser seeking the sensation of being trapped in Technicolor crossfire, Bigshot Paintball Fields offers a complete paintballing experience. Bigshot Paintball Fields' two outdoor fields are game-ready for players darting from bunker to bunker in search of vests to splatter. Pigment-pellet enthusiasts who lost their gear during last year's cross-continent tree-brightening contest are in luck—this Groupon includes rental of paintballing necessities: a mask, gun, hopper, chest protector, and choice of CO2 or pressurized-air tank. This deal also includes 200 paintballs.
As a not-for-profit organization, Bigshot Paintball Fields brightens color blasting by donating portions of fees to the Police Officer Assistance Trust, a support organization for the law-enforcement community of Miami-Dade County. Matches held during weekdays have no time limit, while weekend paintball outings have three-hour limits. Call ahead to reserve your time.
Bigshot Paintball Fields
Crouched behind a stack of tires, a player feels the incoming paintballs smack against the rubber as he plots his next move. Such a sight is common at Bigshot Paintball Field's outdoor field, a collage of upturned pallets, cable spools, and dirt mounds where combatants outmaneuver each other to find the best firing positions. Bigshot's staff acquaints every player, from beginners to those who have been living off field grass since 2005, with the rules of play and equipment operation before allowing them to enter the thick of battle. Between bouts, the staff also dispenses bottled water and soft drinks and can recommend nearby pizza joints that deliver. Barbecue grills are allowed as well, if there's room available. As a not-for-profit organization, Bigshot Paintball Fields donates a portion of its proceeds to the Police Officer Assistance Trust, a support organization for the law-enforcement community of Miami–Dade County.