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MUGA Pitch

Multi-use Game Area

Multi use game areas (MUGA for short) are multipurpose spaces designed to host a wide range of activities. These include but are not limited to football, basketball, netball and hockey. As well as providing a diverse sports pitch, MUGAs are also built from all-weather surface, making it the perfect replacement for a waterlogged field during the colder months and allowing for full curriculum school sports facilities all year round.

Multi use games areas can also be equipped with line markings for a range of sport, games or other physical activities in your choice of colours. Line markings create the perfect opportunity to tie in your new outdoor area with your school’s colour scheme.

The customisation options don’t stop there, along with a wide range of surface types to select from in a range of colours, we can also provide inbuilt features to your new pitch design, such as caged goal posts, basketball hoops, tennis nets, score boards, fencing and access points in the form of single or double gates. All of our sports pitches are designed to work with a wide range of courts sizes and layouts.

MUGA Pitch score board
Multi use game areas - birds eye view

MUGA Uses & Installation

MUGA pitches are not just for schools’ environments, they’re also a great addition for any commercial space such as gyms and leisure centres – whatever your needs may be, we can help you find the perfect solution. Offering an unmatched outdoor sports facility, depending on the type of surface you opt for, they offer a consistent playing surface all year round.

Our multi use games area installations typically require pre-requisite groundwork to allow for ample drainage of the surface area. This does mean that the installation time can be slightly longer than some of our other surfaces, depending on your ground conditions, due to the need for ground works prior to the games area installation process itself. We typically install MUGAs over school holiday periods to minimise disruption to your school day and outdoor space. Depending on the size of the pitch surface, this can be greatly reduced.

To discuss your available sports surfacing options, please contact our team directly for price quotations and further advice.

Benefits of Muga Pitches

Versatile multi use game areas offer numerous advantages that make them a preferred choice for primary schools, sports clubs, leisure clubs and community centres. Let’s explore these benefits in more detail:

Cost-Effective Muga Solution: All types of Mugas are a cost-effective option compared to building separate facilities for different sports. With a multi use games area, you can accommodate multiple sports within a single area, saving both space and money. By eliminating the need for multiple playing fields, Mugas offer a practical and economical solution.

Low Maintenance Requirements: Muga pitches are designed with durability and longevity in mind. They are made from high-quality materials that require minimal maintenance. Unlike real grass pitches that need regular mowing, watering, and reseeding, mutli use game areas can withstand heavy usage and don’t require constant upkeep. This makes them an attractive option for schools and sports clubs looking to cut down on maintenance time & cost.

Muga Pitches - Children playing on MUGA
MUGA - Basket ball hoop

Accommodation of Multiple Sports: One of the key advantages of Muga pitches is their ability to accommodate a wide variety of sports. Whether it’s football, tennis, basketball, netball, or hockey, a Muga pitch can be adapted to suit different activities. The playing surface can be marked accordingly, allowing for seamless transitions between sports. This flexibility eliminates the need for separate facilities, providing a convenient and inclusive space for sports enthusiasts.

Year-Round Accessibility: Muga pitches offer the unique advantage of being accessible throughout the year, even in adverse weather conditions. Unlike regular grass that becomes waterlogged or muddy in wet weather, Muga surfaces are typically water resistant and have excellent drainage systems. This means that they can be used in all seasons, allowing for consistent practice and play regardless of the weather. The all-weather capability of Muga pitches ensures that sports activities can continue uninterrupted, fostering a sense of commitment and discipline.

Muga pitches are a practical and durable surface solution for sports facilities. Their cost-effectiveness, low maintenance requirements, and ability to accommodate multiple sports requirements make them a popular choice for schools, sports clubs, and communities. With year-round accessibility, even in adverse weather conditions, multi use game areas provide a reliable and inclusive space for sports enthusiasts to play, train, and excel. So, consider the advantages and transform your school sports facility into a hub of activity and enjoyment.

Safety & Quality Assurance

When it comes to constructing Muga pitches, safety and quality are of paramount importance. The construction process adheres to strict safety measures and quality standards to ensure a safe, reliable and consistent playing surface. Here’s a breakdown of the safety measures and quality assurance processes followed:

Construction Compliance: Muga pitches are constructed in compliance with relevant safety regulations and guidelines. Our experienced teams carefully follow the specifications and requirements set forth by governing bodies. This ensures that the pitch meets the required safety standards and provides a secure playing environment for all users.

Material Selection: High-quality materials are chosen for the construction of Muga pitches to ensure durability, functionality, and safety. The pitch surface is made from synthetic materials that are designed to withstand heavy usage, traction, and impact. These materials are rigorously tested and selected for their resilience, anti-slip properties, and shock absorption capabilities.

Quality Assurance Processes: Throughout the construction process, stringent quality assurance processes are in place to maintain high standards. Regular inspections and quality checks are conducted at each stage of construction, from the base preparation to the installation of the playing surface. This ensures that the pitch is built to the required specifications and is free from any defects or hazards.

Multi use game area security fencing & soft surfacing
Muga pitch - Built-in hoop

Certifications and Accreditations: Reputable Muga pitch suppliers and construction companies often hold certifications and accreditations that demonstrate their commitment to safety and quality. Look for certifications such as ISO 9001 (Quality Management System) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System). These certifications indicate that the supplier or construction company follows international standards and best practices in their processes.

Maintenance Guidelines: To ensure continued safety and longevity, Muga pitches come with maintenance guidelines. These guidelines outline routine maintenance requirements, such as regular brushing, debris removal, and minor repairs. Following these recommendations helps maintain the integrity of the pitch and ensures that it remains safe and functional for years to come.

When considering the construction of a Muga pitch, it’s crucial to work with experienced and reputable contractors, like IA Play Solution, that prioritise safety and quality. Look for those who have a proven track record, relevant certifications, and a commitment to ongoing maintenance and support. By doing so, you can have confidence in the safety, durability, and performance of your artificial sports surface, providing a first-class sporting experience for all.

Most Common MUGA Pitch Sizes

40M x 20M

30M x 15M

20M x 12M

15M x 10M

MUGA Pitches We've Built


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Muga pitch - Football & Goal Board