In a bid to develop more contact-free activities, EVO Entertainment may have hit a bullseye. The Texas-based movie chain announced it is adding a 10-acre paintball and airsoft park to its Schertz location.
Set to open in November, the new course is a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need for more activities that take place outdoors and allow people to socially distance from one another.
“With the limitations we continue to face during the pandemic, we thought this was the perfect opportunity to get creative and offer something we’ve never done before,” said EVO Entertainment Group CEO Mitch Roberts. “With the addition of our non-contact paintball and airsoft course, we can now offer our guests a new option for outdoor entertainment while still safely practicing social distancing.”
The new course is divided into two sections: The Forests and The Fields. The Forests section is made up of three woodsball courses. This type of course creates a more "natural" environment for players, so they can shoot from behind trees and logs, etc.
The Fields section includes two speedball courses, which give both teams a similar course — ie, a level playing "field." Each expanse is also populated with bunkers and other hidey-holes to help players spring the ultimate paintball attack.
Players will be required to undergo a health and safety check before taking part, notes a release, and EVO will sanitize equipment after each use.
Though an exact date has yet to be announced, EVO says the new 10-acre attraction should be open in late November.