Sneak Peek
At the new Indoor Paintball Facility opening up March 1, 2003.

I received a phone call from Guy, one of the owners of FSL Paintball Arena, earlier today and was invited to come take a look at their new facility. I have been reading posts and fallowing their progress since the first post I saw a few months back about this new indoor, so I jump at the chance to see it and take some pictures.

I arrived at 6651  141st Ave. NW in Ramsey, MN (about 5 block from the old Paintball PRO location) and the first thing that caught my eye, was that they had rented almost half of the building, I could tell this by all of the windows that had Paintball banners in them. Just from looking at it from the outside, I could tell that it has as big
as they had said on the MNpig.com Message board.

I still had some doubts, so I grab my camera and went inside to see if it could really be that big. WOW! Was the first thing I thought when I walk inside. This was way bigger then I ever pictures in my mind. Until I walk in, I had thought that it may be 2 to 3 times bigger then the old Paintball PRO facility, but it is more like 6 to 7 times bigger and it has a 18' ceiling.

Inside, Guy gave me the grand tour. It will have three playing field operating at the same time and the staging area alone will be bigger then that Mpls. indoor field.
They will be able to combine two or all of the fields to accommodate bigger groups.

Worker were everywhere, putting up new lighting and insulation. 

Walls for the Pro shop, offices and bathrooms will be next.

Guy said March 1st will be opening day and they are on track for it.

He told me that he came up with the idea of opening paintball field after watching his son's team (Team Distortion)
playing at a Polar Bear tournament last year, he thought it would be great to have a place for their team and for others to practice all year around.

They had just order a 20hp air compressor from California. That's more then twice as big as the one used at Sup'AIR Bowl and that one took care of 200 players with no air line.

They are tearing up the cement floor, to get down to the dirt, where the fields will be and then they will be adding 8" of treated wood chips (no dust and no mold).

All the fields will be Extreme Air Ball and all of their rental guns will use compressed air.

They are talking to the owner of the building to put up some outside fields on a 8 acre lot right nest to the building.

From what I can see and from what I have been told, this will be a great place to play.

This facility will double the number of indoor playing field in Minnesota from 3 to 6.
1 in Mpls. - 2 at Splat You're Out in Blaine - 3 here in Ramsey.

Thanks for the sneak peek and I can't wait to see it in March.

Here are the rest of the pictures I took.

New pictures as of Feb 22, 2003     See pictures from opening day - March 1, 2003

FSL Paintball Arena is located at:
6651-141st Ave. NW
Ramsey, MN 55303
763-780-8461
Web Site will be www.fslpaintball.com. Not up as of this article.
Temp. Web Site  http://www.teamdistortion.org

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Story by Darrin Johnson
Feb. 4, 2003
MNpig.com


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