A ‘MUGA’ is a multi-use games area. They are approximately under 1500sqm and can accommodate a variety of sports.
Here at Playrite we offer 7 MUGA surface options, all with unique preference and playing characteristics.
When choosing a MUGA surface you need to consider a few things….
This will depend on the type of sport you are wanting to play on the surface. If the primary sports require a ball bounce, such as tennis and basketball then no shock pad will be needed.
However, if football is to be the primary sport, a shock pad will be needed. This will provide protection to players when they fall and will reduce ball bounce.
A MUGA surface is an all-weather, synthetic sports pitch that can be used all year round.
Different surfaces will provide variable drainage options. Needlepunch is the most durable and will drain faster than a conventional tufted surface. It is not recommended to remove snow from your MUGA surface, however, it will thaw quicker than a standard hard surface.
Playrite offers a 5-year manufacturers warranty for any defects found in your surface. The smaller the surface, the more durable a surface you require.
On average, a well used MUGA should last around 7 to 10 years, depending on the size.
Tufted type surfaces are restricted to 3 colours; terracotta, light green and blue. However, our needle punch surfaces are readily available in 12 colours. If your facility requires a specific Pantone colour, this can also be considered.
If you’re looking to install a multi-use games area (or MUGA), we have all the products, experience and service you need. Our MUGA pitches are suitable for a range of sports including rugby, football, hockey, tennis, basketball and much more. Our solutions have been installed in a number of schools and sports clubs up and down the country as well as exported for use abroad.