Don’t judge a book by its cover! The owner, Matt, purchased The Old Car Dealership at the beginning of summer 2014 and worked night and day to get it on the path to a new beginning.

The Old Car Dealership

The first priority was to get the building safe, secure and weather-tight. With step one accomplished, the team went to work on getting The Battlegrounds field and facility up and running. Thanks to the long hours and dedication of his team, they hauled off over 80,000 pounds of debris and junk that had been stored in the building for decades. Between a master carpenter, electrician, block mason, and a team of extremely dedicated employees, they were able to pull off what most thought was an impossible task.

The owner believes in restoring buildings that have solid structure instead of tearing them down and losing their rich history. The Old Car Dealership was a perfect candidate after years of neglect. He hoped to bring life back to what once was a landmark building on the 8th Ave corridor. Since our opening in 2014, new plans are still underway including the addition of an Intellectual Hobby Shop on the second floor mezzanine and two cafes on the first floor. The transformation will be complete with window repairs, a new parking lot, and new fencing.

What is The Battlegrounds?

The Battlegrounds facility is truly one of a kind.  It incorporates more than just Airsoft. We have expanded our facility to accommodate Airsoft, NERF, Gel Blasters, Nerf Rivals, GOTCHA Paintball Guns, Bow Tag, and slingshots. The owner wanted to incorporate several different activities into one facility. The Battlegrounds offers private parties such as birthday parties, corporate holiday parties, team building events and more for any of the above activities. We also offer pre-registered open-play sessions for “Beginner,” “Intermediate,” and “Experienced” groups. Call today, email, or book online under the Reserve Your Spot tab!


The owner was looking for a place to bring his own two children after school or on the weekends where they could have fun and be active together in a safe environment.  While there are other facilities that provide some of these activities, none of them are a one-stop-shop for fun.  The owner envisioned a place that he could go with his children regularly that would provide exercise, fun, and excitement, all while teaching them teamwork, honor, and strategy.  That’s when the concept of “The Battlegrounds” was born.

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