A MUGA pitch, also known as a Multi-Use Games Area, is an all-weather area that can be used for several sporting activities. From football to tennis and netball to hockey, MUGA pitches can be designed to accommodate a wide range of sports, training and games. They are most used in schools, sports clubs, communities and leisure centres, especially when space and budgets are limited.
What are the benefits of a MUGA pitch?
MUGA pitches, in their many forms, offer a wide range of benefits.
Firstly, they are a cost-effective and space-saving choice for schools and community centres, while enabling them to facilitate a wide range of sporting activities for users. Secondly, MUGA pitches offer an all-weather surface that is safe and closely replicates playing conditions to allow for consistent sporting performance. Finally, they are a low maintenance choice which means less upkeep, longer enjoyment of an area and very little in maintenance costs over its lifetime.
Alongside the benefits listed above, MUGA pitches can incorporate a wide range of sporting grids to create a versatile games area. After being laid, a wide variety of markings can be applied (such as those used on a basketball court or football pitch, example) to create a multi-purpose space that can be used for lots of sports without taking up premium floor space.
NatraTex MUGA Pitches
At NatraTex, our specialist coloured asphalt can be used to create safe, accessible MUGA pitches for schools, leisure and community centres. Not only are they quick and easy to install, but products such as NatraTex Colour also utilise coloured aggregates that are mixed within clear binder and pigment. This creates a durable, smooth and open space that is accessible to all users, even those with reduced mobility. Furthermore, NatraTex Colour is available in a wide range of colours such as blue, green and red for an attractive finish.
NatraTex and ColourTex are coloured asphalt, which can be installed throughout the year under most weather conditions. Our hard landscaping products for MUGA pitches can often be laid and ready for use in less than 24 hours, too and they are safe, long-lasting and maintenance-free making them a cost-effective, suitable choice for sports pitches and areas.
If you would like to learn more about MUGA pitches, and how NatraTex products are used to create them, contact us today.