Paintball is celebrated for its strategy, its exciting pace, and its potential to produce abstract art during strenuous enemy onslaughts. Express yourself on the battlefield with today’s Groupon: for $28, you get a full day of paintball, including 250 paintballs and all rental equipment for one person (a $47 value), at Nashville Paintball. Located just outside of downtown Nashville in Hermitage, the fields open Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10 a.m., with paint flying until 4 p.m.
Whether you bring a band of brothers or lone wolf it, Nashville Paintball organizes balanced teams prior to each battle, providing a chance to make friends as well as enemies. Nashville Paintball boasts four battle-ready fields laden with padded barriers, metal piping, abandoned automobiles, haunted hubcaps, and more. Take cover behind your favorite inanimate object and use it strategically throughout a full day of chromatic carnage, risking your honor and wardrobe for a chance at immortality.
Faux-battle-hardened veterans may reap the spoils of pretend warfare with their own weapon and paint of choice, but if you choose to use one of Nashville Paintball's markers (that’s paintball speak for gun), you must use its paint as well. Renters and beginners need not be wary of the provided equipment, as all semiautomatic rental markers are fully capable of pummeling opponents with aesthetically pleasing fury.
The rustle of feet swiftly move over grass as quick successions of pops echo off the sides of gutted vans and cars. Over the splatter of shots fired, orders are yelled out as teams communicate strategy. These sounds are music to the ears of all players that patrol the hallowed grounds of Nashville Paintball. The five fields present visitors with obstacles such as inflatable Xs, large industrial piping, and old cars targeted by paintballs of games past. While Nashville Paintball's fields received an expert's touch when designed, they cater to players of all levels, even offering games arranged specifically for beginners. Keeping the sport even more accessible, they rent paintball markers and gear and don't check for abstract art degrees at the door.