FAQ

Who can play?
Is paintball safe?
Does it hurt when you get hit by a paintball?
Can I play by myself?
How do I make a private reservation?
What should I bring?
Can I bring my own paintball gun, mask, and paintballs?

 

Who can play?

We recommend that players be at least 8 years of age. A waiver form is required from all participants.  These forms are available at the park, or you may download the Wavier form here.  All participant under the age of 18 are required to have a parent or guardian signoff on their waiver.

Is paintball safe?

According to the National Injury Information Clearinghouse of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in Washington D.C., paintball has the least number of injuries of any listed sport. The number of injuries for paintball is less by far than bowling, tennis, basketball, and many other sports. The below table gives you an idea of the injury rate in paintball compared with several other popular sports.

Download Ranking of Injury by Sport (PDF)

Does it hurt when you get hit by a paintball?

At Bing Field we require all paintball markers to be set (chronographed) at no higher than 300 feet per second. At this speed the feeling is very similar to being snapped by a rubber band.

Can I play by myself?

Bing Field is open from Saturday and Sunday for open play.  During these times, you can come by yourself or bring some friends and jump in with the other players at the park.  If you’re going to bring 10 or more friends, you also have the option of making your group a private reservation.  In a private reservation we will assign you your own referee, and you and your friends will only play against each other.  For private reservations the Bing Field is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The cost is the same per player as open play.

How do I make a private reservation?

You can call (618) 692 – 8271 Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to Dusk, or on Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Reservations may also be made through this website by filling out the reservation form.

What should I bring?

We recommend a long sleeve shirt, long pants, and rubber cleats or tennis shoes. The paintballs are made with with water soluble non-toxic paint and will not stain most clothing. The Bing Field has a full onsite snack bar, but your are also welcome to bring your own food or drinks if you would like.

Can I bring my own paintball gun, mask, and paintballs?

At the Bing Field you can bring your own paintball gun, goggles and other playing equipment.  Your goggles must be manufactured specifically for paintball and they must have a full face mask and ear protection. Paintballs may be purchased at either of the two area BingShop retail locations or from the pro-shop located at the field.