Paintball combines the philosophies of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War with anecdotes from Jackson Pollock’s autobiography, I Will Fight Your Painting. Hone combat aesthetics with this Groupon.
Choose From Three Options
- $30 for an open-play paintball package for two including rental marker, 250 paintballs per person, and protective gear (a $91 value)
- $59 for the above package for four (a $182 value)
- $110 for the above package for eight (a $364 value)<p>
Battles rages across 15 themed battlefields at CPX Sports, each strewn with the husks of old cars or mock abandoned towns. After arriving at CPX and signing a waiver, paintballers trek through the ruined cityscapes and dense trees of CPX’s varied battlefields to scope out tactically advantageous places to play dead. Once they’ve geared up with a paintball gun and 250 paintballs, prismatic sharpshooters traverse paintball fields that include The Jungle of Doom, Armageddon, and the Town of Bedlam. The open-play pass is valid for the whole day, and combatants can refill CO2 and high-pressure tanks as many times as they desire
A hailstorm of paint projectiles rains down upon CPX Sports' more than one dozen fields, each of which poses different challenges and requires specialized tactics. The crown jewel of the park is the Town of Bedlam, a massive maze of small-town 1950s buildings that jut out between streets dotted by paint-splattered cars and streetlights. There, snipers poke their heads out of the central city hall's tower as the opposing team hides out or checks for abandoned shampoo samples inside the post office. The Jungle of Doom drops teams into a heavily wooded field to vie for control of a central temple, and chromatic combatants weave between desiccated cars in the Wastelands, attempting to collect the most gas cans. A full pro shop outfits players with markers, protective gear, and Sesame Street coloring books for target practice.
In the newly-built indoor paintball facility, meanwhile, combatants can compete on an over 35,000 square-foot field no matter how bad the weather outside is. The location also features private rooms for birthday parties, or corporate outings for effective team-building exercises that don’t involve gluing the marketing staff to people in sales.
2903 Schweitzer Rd.
Joliet, Illinois 60436