Updates since initial posting:
Time, Friday AO dinnner info, Hotel info, updated list of attendees, paint info. Added info to 'Other Cool stuff' section.
The basic details:
AO's very own RiceRocket aka Manny Francia of Team Aftershock, will be hosting Indianapolis' very first AO Day on Saturday April 26, 2003. The 'Invasion of Indy' will be held at Manny's field (located just north of Indianapolis):
Proving Grounds Paintball
4440 State Rd 47
Sheridan, IN 46069
Time: 9am Central time to dark.
If your favorite mapping website doesn't come up with the exact address, Manny will be providing detailed directions sometime next week.
Before you ask, Proving Grounds does not have a web site at this time.
Directions to the Field:
From the North - I-65 South to exit 146 (Sheridan/SR 46), head East on 46 for 15 miles, field on the left.
From South - I-65 North to exit 146, same as above.
From everywhere else, you can punch in Sheridan, IN into any mapping site and it will get you to the town. The field is located right off of SR 46, just west of the town. We have a sign for the field and you can see the hyperball fields from the road.
Proving Grounds is all concept fields. Currently, there are 4 fields: 2 5-man and 2 10-man fields. By the time the Indy AO day comes about, there should be a total of 5-6 fields:
2 5-man Hyperball
1 10-man Sup Air
1 5-man Sup air
the AGD field as seen at IAO 2002
and possibly a Castle
Proving Ground is Field Paint Only. Manny has generously offered to give us AOers some special pricing for that weekend. You'll see 2 prices in each line below in the format: normal price/AO prices for the event
Field fee $15 / $8 (includes all day air fills)
Draxxus Blaze $65 / 60
Draxxus Midnight $60 / 50
Friday AO dinner:
14921 US Highway 31 North
Carmel, IN 46032
Here's a link to a map to the restaraunt: http://tgifridays.know-where.com/tgi...cgi/site?01580
Other Cool Stuff:
In addition to making it's air field available for the event, AGD will be giving away some Warp Feeds and will also have special pricing for AGD products for those who attend.
New/cool info: Some Aftershock players (see the list below) will be attending...maybe have some 5 AOers vs 3 Aftershock guys? Think you guys can beat them? Come and find out!
Should we get a good amount of people attending, there may be other guest stars in attendance, in addtion to Tom Kaye. Who they are shall at this time remain a mystery!
So who all is coming?? Sign up now!!!
Hotel & Restaraunt info:
For those needing a hotel, the best and most centralized location is a Best Western in Westfield, located at US 31 and SR 32. The rate they gave me is $65/night. However, if you make your reservations under "AO Day" the rate is $62 plus tax. Not the best, I realize, but it's the only one that would work. It is halfway between the field and all of the restaurants. The number to the hotel is 317-867-5678.
As for AO dinner, we have a choice of many of the national chain restaurants, from TGI Fridays, AppleBees, Don Pablos, Chilis, to Old Country Buffet and Steak and Shake.
Tom Kaye (AGD)
RiceRocket aka Manny of Team Aftershock & Team Maxim
Ronnie Simpkins also of Aftershock
Rollin Issacs also of Aftershock
Might be attending:
Sooooooo...who else is coming?