FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 25, 2012) -- A new outdoor laser tag arena is set to open Friday at the Outdoor Adventure Park, near Nowak Stadium on C Avenue.

The venue – the only outdoor one in the greater Richmond area – provides fun for users aged 5 and up, said Matthew Haug, FMWR recreation specialist.

“We wanted to create something that could draw in all groups,” said Haug. “This activity will be fun for service members, as well as their Families. Outdoor laser tag can also be a great team building exercise.”

A major difference between inside and outside laser tag arenas is the atmosphere.

“There are no fog machines, flashing lights or crazy sounds,” said Haug. “Laser tag is a pursuit game, and the object of the game is to tag other players.

“We wanted to bring in something similar to Call of Duty, but where people are actually on the move,” he continued. “It’s designed to get your adrenaline pumping and your brain thinking.”

The cost is $12 per person for three games, and group rates are available to groups of eight or more. All games must be purchased and used during the same visit. All equipment is supplied by the Outdoor Adventure Park. Patrons can pay with cash or credit cards.

Outdoor Laser Tag is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 3:30-7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, noon - 6 p.m. It is closed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and federal holidays.

For details, call (804) 765-2212.