Paintball is like a production of Hamlet: it's exciting, demanding, and by the end everyone has pretend-died. Experience drama on the battlefield with today's deal: for $22, you get a full day of paintball at Island Paintball in West Babylon (a $45 value). The package includes:
- Walk-on admission
- A gun
- A mask
- A CO2 tank
- 500 paintballs
There's no limit per person, so feel free to blast brightly colored balls through the summer, fall, and chillytime at this year-round indoor facility. Click here for walk-on hours and days.
The Pennino family fuels Island Paintball with good sportsmanship and more than 20 years' experience. Filled with inflatable air bunkers, the arena hosts two diverse fields that provide players with up to four customizable layouts. Find out who can keep their clothes the cleanest as you and your friends duck behind bunkers, roll across gaps, and resist the urge to nanny-nanny-boo-boo one another. Admission and equipment rental lasts all day, and additional rounds can be purchased on-site as needed in quantities ranging from 100 to 2,000 paintballs ($6–$65). Island Paintball's facility is safe for players ages 10 and older, so even youngsters can enjoy an action-packed afternoon unseen since the Teletubbies' tummies were tuned to wrestling.
High-school social-studies teacher Anthony Pennino Sr. played his first round of paintball in 1985. By the following year Tony had gathered 20–30 friends and kin for paintball bouts on his family's private land. As demand for paintball guns and safety gear grew among his brigade of marksmen, he converted his basement into a makeshift store, supplying paintball accoutrement from home until moving into a storefront in 1990. Within two decades Tony and his clan formed the lauded paintball team the New York Dogs, opened their own indoor arena, and eventually combined that arena with their largest store yet.
That facility forms the backbone of Island Paintball, where a sports turf field hosts Model 98–brandishing players. In between games, players can watch other contests from behind the staging area's Plexiglas viewing windows or browse Island Paintball Supplies' gun wall and 12 massive showcases of paintball gear. An in-house gunsmith repairs any malfunctioning guns, which patrons can wield at open-play sessions and private parties.