Rick Guzman, a retired Dallas police officer, opened Frisco Paintball in April 2017 to offer a different type of activity for children in Frisco as well as additional field space for teams.
Guzman has lived in Frisco for 18 years with his family. His children play sports, and he said he saw how big of a need there was for field space in Frisco.
“Frisco’s field space is a huge commodity, and being able to find a place to practice can be difficult,” Guzman said.
Guzman said his family use to attend parties at a Lewisville paintball facility.
“While we were there, we noticed that the paintball fields were similar to that of a soccer field,” he said. “So then I thought, ‘Why don’t we do both paintball for parties and then use the same field to do other sports activities.’”
Guzman decided to build an indoor facility in Frisco that would do just that.
Frisco Paintball offers field rentals during the week and paintball on the weekends. The entire arena is 22,250 square feet, and it can be split into two fields. The facility has inflatable bunkers that can be spread across the field to be used as barriers during paintball.
In order to keep the fields clean and usable
during the week, Guzman made the decision to switch from using paintballs with paint to reusable balls, or reballs.
The reusable paintball is a foam ball that has all the characteristics of a paintball but with no paint.
“We use a small caliber ball that flies at slower velocity, and it doesn’t sting as much,” he said.
“We don’t use paint anymore, and the field space stays clean.”
In addition to paintball, teams and individuals can rent out the field for sports and events.
“While we do have a lot of paintball business on the weekends, during the week, we see the trend is moving towards being a more sports-specific facility,” Guzman said. “We’re going to play that by ear and see which ends up being a better business model. But right now, paintball is highly popular, and our weekends stay booked.”
9966 John W. Elliott Drive, Frisco
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 4-8 p.m., Fri. 4-10 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m.