An Airsoft Field is a dedicated facility, indoor, outdoor or a mix of both that hosts airsoft games. Fields can be public or private depending on how the field is operated.
How much do airsoft fields charge?
Prices vary from field to field but usually fall between $10 and $35 for a day of play. Some fields host special events and offer rental equipment (airsoft guns, bbs, protective gear, etc.) for an additional price. Check individual field pages for details.
How far should I expect to drive to play airsoft?
Some states, like California or Florida have dozens of airsoft fields while others, like Iowa or Montana, may only have a handful of registered airsoft fields. This means travel times will vary based on your location. Typically, players drive anywhere from 1 to 3 hours to get to their favorite airsoft field. If you're not already an AirsoftC3 member, sign up LINK and find out how far each field is from your location.
What makes a good airsoft field?
This very much depends on the type of play you enjoy. Some airsoft fields are in open areas or woods. Others are indoor and setup for close quarters battle (CQB). Another big consideration is safety. Look for airsoft fields that are well maintained, have good referees and that enforce good conduct rules. Price, bathroom facilities, and proximity to your location are also important factors. Airsoft is often a team activity, so try connecting with a team and other nearby players by checking out AirsoftC3's team section.
What are the differences between indoor and outdoor airsoft fields?
Outdoor fields can be as simple as a few acres of woods or they can be elaborate man-made towns with vehicles or bunkers. Indoor fields are almost always geared toward close quarters battle (CQB). Each environment lends itself toward different styles of play. Outdoor airsoft fields favor a slower-paced game with an emphasis on stealth, camouflage and long range weapons. Indoor airsoft fields offer faster-paced play where speed and agility are a huge advantage and short-ranged weapons like pistols and shotguns are favored. Accessories like grenades and flash bangs work in both environments, but tend to be more effective indoors where people are often grouped together and hard surfaces help with detonation. The weather and season will not affect indoor play, but will be a concern for outdoor players, so keep an eye on the weather forecast if you're playing outdoors.
What do I do if I can’t find an airsoft field near me?
Not everyone is lucky enough to have an airsoft field nearby. Many players drive more than an hour to get to a field they like. Some states allow use of public land for airsoft games, but check your state and local laws before attempting this on your own. It's best to connect with local teams and find out how and where they play. If you're not already an AirsoftC3 member, sign up to get notified when new fields and teams are added near you.
What are the essential items required to play at an airsoft field?
At a minimum, you'll need safety goggles, bbs, an airsoft gun and a power source for your gun, usually electric batteries or CO2/green gas. Most players also wear a full face mask to prevent dental injuries. It's also common for players to have a sidearm, such as a pistol, in case their primary weapon, generally, a rifle, malfunctions. You'll also probably want some spare magazines and a chest rig to carry them. If you're playing outdoors, camouflage can help prevent you from being spotted and good boots are a must. When you get shot, and don't worry, everyone gets shot eventually, you'll need a red flag called a "dead rag" to show you've been hit. Some fields don't require a dead rag, so check with your field ahead of time to see what their rules are regarding safety gear, dead rags and environmentally safe biodegradable bbs.
Do I need to sign a waiver to play airsoft?
Most airsoft fields and/or events require a waiver. This is a standard precaution for field owners in an activity where injuries can occur. Try to print out and sign the waiver before game day to help speed up the registration process. Most fields make their waiver available on their website as a printable PDF, and many upload the waiver directly to AirsoftC3.
Do I need to call ahead, or do I just show up to the field on game day?
It varies by field, but most standard weekly games don't require advanced registration. Special events, however, usually do require pre-payment and advanced registration. To be safe, check the schedule and call the field before you go. It can also be helpful to read the field rules and print and sign the waiver ahead of time.