Disclaimer: The rules on this page are imperative to follow. Failing to adhere to them could result in injury and removal from The Battlegrounds.
- Absolutely no drugs or alcohol are permitted on our premises. If you are inebriated upon arrival or under the influence of a controlled substance, you will be asked to leave and a refund will not be given. This policy includes smelling like marijuana or alcohol. We are a family-friendly facility with a zero-tolerance policy.
- We have a zero-tolerance policy on bullying within our facility.
- No smoking or vaping inside the facility.
- Orange tips on airsoft replicas are not required at our facility.
- Customers MUST have their replicas in a gun case, bag, or box so that it is not visible when entering and leaving our facility.
- Foul language will not be tolerated.
- You must pay and have your wristband on PRIOR to chronograph and safety briefing.
- Between the section facility rules and arena rules please provide a new section labeled Covid-19 Rules (written in red). Under that please incorporate the following description:
Since the pandemic has begun we have been forced to change and incorporate new rules within the Battlegrounds. Here are some of our major changes:
Reservations Only: You must be in a party to play and are no longer offering open play. If you would like to play this can be done via our website under the Book a Party tab or by calling our phone number.
Masks: We also require that your party wear facial masks when entering and exiting the building, but once you are in your party room/area, you are able to remove your mask if you feel comfortable doing so. (All employees will have a face mask on during the entirety of the party.)
Waivers: We ask that all members of the party sign a waiver PRIOR to the party to ensure that you can make the most from the time you have reserved.
Bathroom(s): Each party will be assigned bathroom(s) to use for your party to reduce the spread of any bacteria/germs.
Online Payment: All parties will be paid during the booking process via our website or phone call. (Any additional add-ons or services that are added later on may pay through phone call or at the establishment).
Designated Delivery: The Battlegrounds has partnered with Shorty’s Pizza. They offer exclusive deals that are only available when booking your party. You MAY bring your own food/drinks but we will NOT allow any other food services delivered to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and limit outside contact.
A referee is always present during a game. Their decisions are final during games and should not be argued with. If there are any questions for the ref or management on a particular call, please wait until after the match for it to be explained more thoroughly to not delay the game for other patrons. IF an issue arises on the arena floor, please go to a referee immediately and allow them to handle the situation.
After a referee signals the end of a game, follow these steps:
- Remove your magazine from any and all airsoft replicas (including pistols)
- Point your airsoft replica towards the ground and fire twice on semi-automatic to remove any remaining bb’s from the chamber
- Switch your airsoft replica to “Safety”
- Place your barrel cover on your airsoft replica (not including rentals)
Masks: You MUST wear a mask at all times on the arena floor. If your mask is removed or the seal is broken, a referee will call for a cease-fire and you will be asked to sit out for the remainder of the match. If there is a second offense, you will not be allowed to play for the remainder of the day.
- All masks must be approved by management.
- Ski goggles are not allowed and goggles must be designed for airsoft.
- Hard or mesh lowers are required and must cover the entire mouth at a minimum for customers over the age of 18. Anyone under the age of 18 must cover their entire lower face.
- No magazines in airsoft replicas prior to entering the arena. This includes staging, rental area, and briefing.
Barrel Covers: These are an absolute must for any and all airsoft replicas in the facility (excluding rentals and pistols, but pistols must be holstered at all times with the magazine removed. Once an airsoft replica leaves your bag or is in the building, it must have a barrel cover on. Socks, gloves, and other substitutes will not be accepted. This is both an insurance requirement and simple safety that must be adhered to. We have barrel covers for sale in the 8th Avenue Armory located here at the facility.
Chronographing: All airsoft replicas are chronographed using .20 bb’s and must shoot under 365 fps. Green gas and Co2 guns must be filled prior to the chronograph station and the hop-up should be turned off. HPA limits are at or below 1 Joule with the same hop-up setting and bb weight. HPA tanks will be zip-tied or tournament-locked after chrono.
Bang Bang Rule
- If you are within 7 feet of an opposing player, you are not allowed to fire. To initiate the “Bang Bang Rule,” follow these steps:
- 1. Aim your airsoft replica at your target. Your replica must be able to fire (bb in the chamber, battery & magazine in replica).
- 2. In a loud voice, yell “BANG BANG!” at your opposing player without firing your replica.
- 3. Your opponent is now eliminated. They should now walk back to spawn and respawn as if they were actually shot.
- 4. If BOTH players initiate this rule, a “parley” will occur meaning that both players are eliminated and must respawn.
- If you violate this rule, the first thing to do is apologize. If deemed not an accident, a player can be asked to sit out for the remainder of the game.
- NO FIRING while in spawn prior to the start of a game. If you need to test fire your airsoft replica or clear the chamber after removing your magazine, please find somewhere outside of the spawn area to test fire.
- No climbing or jumping over obstacles in the arena and do not go through windows.
- Dead men don’t talk. Do not alert your teammates to enemy positions after you are out. This includes speaking, hand motions, and other verbal/non-verbal communication.
- No climbing in, on, or under the cars in the arena. Do not open car doors or close open doors (if doors are open, do not go in the car). These are changed up from time to time to alter the arena.
- Speakers: If you want to run a speaker on your gear to listen to music, it must be non-offensive music and kept at a sound level that does not bother other players.
- No food or drink items on the arena floor
- No real firearms or large knives are allowed in the facility. Pocket knives are acceptable on someone’s person in the facility. NO GRAVITY KNIVES (i.e. butterfly knives or switchblades).
- NO MOVING ITEMS on the arena floor. Items are placed where they are to interrupt gameplay or as cover. They are there for a reason.
- NO BLIND FIRING: You must be able to aim down your sights and have part of your body exposed to shoot.
CALL YOUR HITS! Airsoft is a game of honor and not calling your hits when you are shot is cheating. You must have honor to play this game. Ricochets do NOT count as a hit unless they are from a 203 grenade or airsoft grenade.
- Semi-auto only and “NO SPAMMING” or “WALKING” the trigger. This is no different than full-auto from a rate of fire (number of bb’s shot per second) standpoint. We are accepting of a grouping of 3 shots on semi-automatic.
- Melee Kills: If you are close enough to touch another player for a melee kill, simply tap them on the shoulder and they are out. If you are using a fake knife, sword, or other items, you may lightly slash or tap your target. No jabbing, poking, or throwing melee weapons.
- No thunderbee’s or other flash bang type grenades are allowed. Tornado grenades (or other bb-propelling grenades) and 203 launchers are allowed.
- 203 grenades are not allowed to be banked off of windows and into a room.
- Ricochets do count on tornadoes (or other bb-propelling grenades) and 203 grenade rounds.
ABSOLUTELY NO selling or trading guns/gear etc. by patrons under the age of 18 without both a parent’s approval and approval from management. Our management has a great knowledge of the value of used guns/gear and we want to be sure it is not a bad deal for all parties involved. It is not legal for players under the age of 18 to sell airsoft replicas without a parent or legal guardian.
*Please keep in mind that we have dozens of cameras in and around the facility, but we do not recommend that anyone leaves their cell phone, wallet, or other valuable items unattended that can be broken or otherwise lost. Customers are responsible for their own items.
* Please note, since we are only allowing reservations depending on the skill level of your party, some rules regarding FPS limits, rate of fire, bang bang rule, and other restrictions may be allowed if everyone in your party agrees to it. NO SAFETY RULES WILL CHANGE.
The number 1 rule at The Battlegrounds after safety is to have fun!
“Don’t Just Play the game, Be The Game!”