Me and a couple of business friends were actually thinking about this.
I have personally seen the huge uptake in Airsoft over the past 2 years in Ireland.
What I'm having difficulty in finding out though is numbers.
How many are casual players and how many are hardcore?
This is what we are thinking:
We could have access to an 21000 square feet warehouse in Dublin.
We were thinking of converting it for this purpose.
To be honest we have a lot of research to do and the start up costs would be a bit big.
I too am a businessman and have a deep interest in all things Airsoft. I would be interested in meting with you to talk about options. PM e if you think it's worth pursuing. I was going to approach the Vacant guys with a view to what you mentioned but a dedicated venue could be more viable.
We shouldn't just focus on Irish participants. If this is a professional setup and the right events are run then folk might travel from the UK and mainland Europe for competitions. This venture could, if positioned right, set the standard for a new Airsoft outlet.