Gaga ball is a fun and fast paced variant of dodge ball played inside a short fence like structure called a pit. Players hit a ball with their hands and are eliminated if the ball hits them on or below the knee. Youth groups and summer camps are huge fans of this game.
My first experience with this game was with a church youth group in Lakeland, Florida. I watched the kids play gaga ball in a portable pit made by the youth minister while they waited to be picked up after a laser tag event. I was inspired by how much fun the kids were having, I did a little research, designed a lower cost alternative and started making gaga ball pits in Florida. Pastor Kendal later tested my prototype pit with his active youth group and everyone heartily approved my design.
The first gaga ball pit was the 32” featherweight model. I later designed a 25.5” featherweight model, a permanent outdoor model and two all-weather models. My featherweight gaga ball pits are specifically designed to be affordable, ultra portable, easily to transport, easy to disassemble, easy to store and for easy set up indoors or outdoors. The featherweights are available in all weather or economy models. The permanent model is for stationary outdoor use at any time.
The 25.5” featherweight models have 6 or 8 panels, approximately 25.5 inches tall by 8 feet long.
The 32” featherweight models have 6 to 8 panels, approximately 32 inches tall by 8 feet long. This model has two entrance wall panels with a 6 inch cutout to ease entry and exit from the pit.
The permanent model is made with pressure treated wood and should be outdoors. This model has eight sides, is approximately 30 inches tall by 19 foot diameter. It has two entrance panels with an 11 inch cutout to ease entry and exit from the pit.
My featherweight gaga ball pits are sold in an all weather versions or in an unpainted interior version in both six sided or eight sided configurations, according to your needs. My mid-weight gaga ball pit is just a stronger version of the featherweights. My permanent pit is an eight sided version built with pressure treated decking boards. It is delivered and assembled in place and ready for use. The client will need to stain and seal the wood once the wood has seasoned.
A six sided pit is approximately 14 foot in diameter assembled. An eight sided pit is approximately 19 foot in diameter assembled. Pits can be custom sized to 6 or 7 foot lengths to better fit in your space if needed. Better sheathing is also available on request.
Gaga Ball Pit Sales Pricing and Options
All Weather 25.5” featherweight panels sell for $71 each plus delivery from Florida. Six panels @ $426 or eight panels @ $568 are needed to create your pit. These pits are built with weather resistant pressure treated studs and 1/4″ PVC sheathing. This option is my preferred value but sometimes limited due to 1/4″ PVC sheathing is not a regular stocking item.
All Weather 25.5” mid-weight panels sell for $81 each plus delivery from Florida. Six panels @ $486 or eight panels @ $648. These pits are built with pressure treated studs and 1/2″ PVC sheathing.
Economy 25.5” featherweight panels sell for $40 each plus delivery Florida. Six panels @ $240 or eight panels @ $320. These pits are built with standard “white” studs and 7/16″ OSB interior sheathing.
All Weather 32” featherweight panels sell for $95 each plus delivery from Florida. Six panels @ $570 or eight panels @ $760. These pits are built with pressure treated studs and 1/4″ PVC sheathing
All Weather 32” mid-weight panels sell for $105 each plus delivery from Florida. Six panels @ $630 or eight panels @ $840. These pits are built with pressure treated studs and 1/2″ PVC sheathing.
Economy 32” featherweight panels sell for $60 each plus delivery from Florida Six panels @ $360 or eight panels @ $480. These pits are built with standard “white” studs and 7/16″OSB interior sheathing.
Permanent gaga pits requires me to create a current bid price due to fluctuating lumber prices. Please call and ask but it should still be around $1000 built on your site. I will need to charge a negotiated and reasonable delivery charge.
Delivery is available and preferred: I travel from central Florida to DC every month. I live in central Florida and do mobile laser tag parties throughout Florida and the DC area from my son’s home in Northern Virginia. I also do laser tag events for families and youth groups in WV, NJ and PA from the Northern Virginia area.. My In-laws live in Alabama. My three best friends live in Atlanta, GA, Columbia, SC and in Northern VA. Since I build these at my home in Florida, I do need to arrange delivery so that I do not cause issues with my local county ordinances. I will deliver to you, your church or youth organization for a reasonable delivery fee and sufficient planning.
Gaga pit rentals to families and churches.
Rentals are typically by the day or over the weekend. Please check out the super affordable rates and gaga pit availability via my booking calendar links below: