A MUGA pitch, also known as a Multi-Use Games Area, is an all-weather area that can be used as a coloured playground. 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 sports facility for schools and community centres. At the same time, MUGA pitches enable these spaces to facilitate a wide range of sporting activities for users.
Secondly, they offer an all-weather surface that is safe and allows easily replicable playing conditions to allow for consistent sporting performance.
Finally, MUGA pitches 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 further set 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.
These benefits make them the ideal choice for schools and colleges looking to make the most out of their space and budgets. However, not yet mentioned is the time saved through the application of a MUGA pitch. As previously mentioned, a MUGA pitch can fulfil the roles of multiple sports pitches. As a result, it’s much quicker to have a single MUGA pitch laid than it is to have multiple pitches installed and then maintained.
At NatraTex, our specialist porous coloured asphalt alternative can be used to create safe, accessible MUGA pitches for schools, leisure and community centres.
Not only are our MUGA pitches quick and easy to install, but products such as NatraTex Colour also utilise coloured aggregates that are mixed within clear binder and pigment – creating 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 decorative landscaping products for MUGA pitches can often be laid and ready for use in less than 24 hours, too. Furthermore, 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’s coloured tarmac alternative products are used to create them, contact us today.