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According to American Sports
Data Inc., paintball has recently moved ahead to the third
largest alternative sport in the United States. Their study concluded that more
than 10,357,000 people played paintball at least one time in 2006, and that
1,891,000 play at least fifteen times per year
(2006). The average
player spends around $44 each time out to the paintball field.
Simple math indicates that those 10,357,000 people spent approximately $455,708,000 in 2006, and that number does not account for people that played more than one time in 2006.
How big is paintball getting? We've been working on this for several months and have come up with data to support the following figures. Try these industry numbers on for size.
Major Magazines - 16
Countries where paintball is played 104 (as of 2002)
Number of paintball items listed on Ebay 13,732 (Nov. 16, 2007)
In a one week period in October of 2001, paintball was the sixth most popular search term on eBay
Paintguns sold in the U.S. per month
Approximately 67,000 (2004)
Universities with paintball clubs/programs 105 (2004)
Paintball – 56% of all paintball participants list ‘private
property’ as the most often used venue to play the sport.
The average paintball participant is male, age 12-24, resides in a city of at least 500,000 people. (SGMA 2006)