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MUGA - Multi Use Games Area Surfaces

When you have an all purpose games court built it is important to make sure it’s installed to the highest standards.

We can install many different types of MUGA pitch sports facilities, all guaranteed to offer an exciting and professional space for you chosen sports. This includes design and construction of new multi use surfaces along with maintenance of existing ones.

Whether you’re looking for a MUGA for tennis, football or basketball, we can install these surfaces that accommodate for varying physical ability.

We have been working since 1997 to provide multi use games areas in playgrounds across the UK. Whether a primary school or professional sports club, we can help.

What is a MUGA?

A MUGA pitch is a flagship multi sports system which is suitable for multiple different activities. They usually have different sets of sports line markings.

Multi Use Games Area facilities fall into the following categories:

  • Type 1 and type 2 MUGA design specifications. A macadam surface finish with primary sports for tennis, basketball and netball. Coloured anti slip coatings can be applied for added grip.
  • Type 3 and type 4 Multi Use Games Areas. A polymeric rubber surface finish. With primary activities for netball, 5-a-side football, basketball and many more sports suitable.
  • Type 5A games area which is a 2G sand filled synthetic grass surface finish. These have stable and versatile playing characteristics for football and hockey in schools and clubs.
  • Type 5B surfacing which is a sand dressed artificial turf finish with hockey as a primary sport. This is due to the smooth ball roll qualities which are ideal for recreational practice and professional matches.
  • Type 5C multi-use games area MUGA court which is a Multisport needlepunch surface finish. The Primary sports for football and hockey as well as use in athletics facilities such as running tracks.
  • 3G MUGA. Perfect for football fans. High quality artificial sports turf specification with natural qualities for football and rugby. This is due to the sand and rubber infill which enhance performance and safety of the multi use games area.

As specialist contractors we have installed many outdoor pitches. This includes surfaces such as artificial grass, macadam and polymeric rubber. These specifications can be used to play many games and activities. We can help you design the perfect bespoke facility in the space you have.

Multi use games areas are great for schools and sports clubs. They offer a more cost-effective sports space for people to use. Since multiple sports can be played in one area, making it a more cost-effective option. Multi Use Games Areas, or MUGAs, are also great if you have limited space available. You can even create a MUGA play area by lining out your existing playground space.


Benefits of Multi Use Games Areas

These facilities are commonly found at schools, colleges and sports clubs as they cater for a diverse range of sports. Here are some of the key benefits of having a MUGA:

  • Suitable to use for a range of sports and activities
  • Versatile designs including hard court and artificial grass
  • Makes the most of your existing outdoor sports court
  • All weather surfaces that can be used all year round
  • No need to install multiple facilities for different sports
  • Less maintenance required as you are only looking after one multi sports area
  • School children can enjoy doing a number of activities

These are a few of the reasons why people choose to have the multi use games areas.

MUGA Surface Types

There are a number of MUGA surface types that you can choose from when installing a multi-use games area. Our team can carry out various installations to meet your requirements.

Our team can offer you information regarding the advantages of the various recreational sports facilities, and will provide details on what would be best for the sports you wish to play. Whether you own a sport and fitness park, or are looking for a domestic multi use games area, we can help.

To receive professional advice regarding which multi use games area surface to have installed, please get in touch using the contact form provided.

Macadam Multi Use Games Area

If you are looking to play sports like tennis, netball and basketball within your sport facility, you may want to think about installing a macadam multi use games area. The great thing about tarmacadam surfaces is that we can tailor them to meet your individual needs and requirements, making them an excellent surface as part of our sports and fitness range.

We can install anti slip paint onto the tarmac once the construction is complete. This will make a unique facility that you can enjoy. We can paint the surface in a number of colours and apply line markings afterwards for the sports of your choice.

We’re also able to install various court additions to make it perfect for your chosen sports, and can incorporate basketball hoops, hockey goals and football nets to practice shooting skills.

Macadam surfaces are also permeable which means that water can drain through. This is perfect for a MUGA facility since the court can stay in use in all weather conditions. Macadam courts are generally cheaper than other surface types too. This is because we install the sports court straight onto a compacted stone sub base.

Polymeric MUGA Surface

A number of people choose to have a porous polymeric MUGA surface installed for sport facilities as a hard court alternative to macadam. Polymeric is also a permeable surface type that can have a colour coating to meet your requirements.

The polyurethane paint provides anti slip qualities which makes it safer for users to play on. Polymeric courts are also great for a number of sports including netball, tennis and basketball.

Multisport Synthetic Carpet

Needlepunch surfacing is another name for multisport synthetic carpet. This type of surface is perfect for primary schools as it comes in a range of bright, vibrant colours. It also offers impact absorbing properties to help enhance safety.

We also refer to it as outdoor activity flooring as it’s great for children’s play facilities. The needlepunch carpet is suitable for a variety of different sports as well as athletics activities.

The multisport synthetic carpet has fibres within the surface which also helps to improve anti skid properties. If you would like more information on the multisport synthetic carpet, please get in touch using the enquiry form provided and we will respond at the earliest opportunity.

2G Sand Filled MUGA

We can install sand filled and sand dressed surfacing for sport facilities. Sand filled is used for MUGAs, since sand dressed is really only used for hockey. 2G sand filled MUGA facilities is suitable for a wide array of sports including hockey, football, tennis and basketball.

Sand filled surfaces are like regular grass; however they offer porous properties. This is great for all weather MUGAs since the area will not get flooded and waterlogged in wet weather.

3G MUGA Pitch

The final option is for a 3G MUGA pitch install. This is an ideal choice for playing football and rugby. Just like the other surfaces we install, 3G synthetic sport surfacing is a permeable surface type that is suitable for all weather conditions. The water will drain through the surface easily meaning that the pitch will not be left flooded or waterlogged.

We can install line markings on the surface after installation for the sports you require. We’ll apply these line markings in a number of colours depending on your individual preferences. For details on costs of bespoke multi sport court, please complete the contact form provided. We will get back to you as soon as possible with prices for the recreational space.

MUGA Pitch Cost

The average cost of a MUGA pitch in the UK is around £130,000 for a 2 court MUGA. Despite this, the prices involved with installing a multi use games area can vary greatly depending on many variables, including surface type, size, optional equipment, arena specifications and more.

These could include the dimensions of the facility you’re looking for, the specification of the surfacing, the location of your organisation and a number of other factors. For more details on MUGA construction specifications and costs, please fill in our contact form and we will get back to you with a quote for your sports surfacing project.

We can also help you with finance through funding grants for sports surfaces and play area facilities, visit the funding grants website to search for grants which you may be eligible for.

MUGA Construction Specialists

As experts within the multi use games areas industry with plenty of experience, we will only make use of premium materials and specialist sports playground equipment.

Equipment that we can offer includes recess goal, fencing, tennis nets, posts and more.

Our professional MUGA contractors complete the installations of the surfaces and equipment to a top standard and will make certain you are happy with the finished result.

Although we may not be the cheapest contractors out there, we do offer the best multi use games area services . Cheaper contractors may not use the same high quality materials as we do and they may not have as much experience as our qualified, high skilled team.

Sports Facility Playground Equipment

Another of the services we can provide is the installation of additional sports playground equipment and extras. This can help complete the court and enable you to use it to its maximum potential. These can include specialist sports floodlighting and secure rebound fencing which keep the sports area safe and allow the surface to be used outside of daylight hours which gives the potential to generate extra revenue for your club or school.

Anti slip paint coatings are also available for macadam and polymeric court surfaces in a range of bright colours. We can also apply line markings for different activities like basketball, netball and tennis. You can have full control over the design of your MUGA (multi use games area) to make sure it suits the needs of those who will be using it.

We can offer great value prices for each of these all purpose pitch services so please contact us. If you’d like to discuss a project for building a new multi use games area facility, our team can help.


Get In Touch

Our helpful staff will be able to give you some professional advice on how to create the perfect sports surface design which will be durable and maintain its performance qualities over long periods of time. Be sure to contact us using our enquiry form and send our team through your details, the site post code and an area size of the pitch. When we have this we can provide an accurate quote for the MUGA playground facility services.

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We install MUGA pitch surfacing and sports playground equipment nationwide in the UK and can offer competitive prices for both supply and installation of MUGA surfaces.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a MUGA?

A MUGA pitch can cost from £80,000

What is a MUGA pitch?

MUGA pitch is a Multi Use Games Area which a range of sports games can be played on the surface.

What Games can be played on a MUGA?

You can play football, tennis, hockey, rugby and a range of other sports on a Multi Use Games Area.

How big is a MUGA?

MUGA sports pitch dimensions are usually 38m x 18m or 35m x 17m. However, we do offer different courts sizes and it is not required that you have to follow a specific measurements.

Is it Mugger Pitch or MUGA Pitch?

The correct acronym is MUGA and stands for Multi Use Games Area.

M.U.G.A. is pronounced mugger so some people ask for a mugger play area or mugger football pitch for schools.

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