MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) Construction
A multi-use games area, commonly known as a MUGA, refers to any sports or games surface from a single court or play area to a full size synthetic sports pitch that accommodates a variety of uses.
MUGAs can be created using artificial turf, tarmac or a polymeric material to provide a versatile and durable surface for a range of sports such as 5-a-side football, hockey, netball and tennis. This type of surface is an excellent budget option and can be particularly attractive to schools and local sporting clubs where the area may have multiple uses.
We work closely with you on the planning for a MUGA, considering which surface meets your needs depending on its range of uses, as well as criteria such as the appropriate level of shock absorbency.
SURFACE CHOICES FOR MUGAS
Sand-dressed surfaces are a recent development in sand-based surfaces and are becoming an increasingly popular choice. Sand dressed surfaces have a shorter, denser pile than standard sand filled systems with less sand fill and are primarily suited for MUGAs where hockey and 5-a-side football are more commonly played.
Tarmac surfaces are very durable and can be played on in most weather conditions throughout the year. They are typically laid on school playgrounds as they provide an effective surface for a range of sports such as netball, basketball and tennis.
Tarmac surfaces are a very economical option, can be colour coated to improve the visual aesthetic and sprayed with an acrylic coating to provide a non-slip surface to extend lifespan.
A great synthetic surface choice where cushioning is required is polymeric. Polymeric surfaces are created using a rubber crumb which is porous, thus making it an ideal option in organisations such as schools because it can be played on in most weather conditions. It also tends to be less slippery than tarmac.
Unlike other MUGA options, polymeric surfaces are designed to accommodate running spikes and so are ideal for athletics training. Polymeric surfaces are also available in a wide range of colours.