Multi Use Games Areas

STM designs and installs artificial turf for multi-use games areas (MUGAS), and have installed these in primary schools, secondary schools, as well as SEN schools in the UK.

What is a Multi Use Games Area?

A Multi Use Games Area is a type of  surface that can be used for a variety of sports. The key purpose  of the surface is to provide a safe playing area for children, but  it can also be economically beneficial to lay out separate surfaces with different specifications that will meet the requirements of each sport. Further information on MUGA courts and what they are suitable for is supplied below.

Our team can guide you through everything you need to know about building your MUGA, including design specifications and costs associated with having one installed. Everything from fencing to surfacing can be customised according to your needs, and we guarantee all of our workmanship 100%. You'll receive unparalleled customer satisfaction with our MUGA construction service.

What Games Can You Play?

You can choose from a wide range of sports to be incorporated into the surface, from football and rugby to tennis and netball. As the MUGA is so versatile and easy for schools and clubs to install, it often becomes an area where children can come together to play many different sports. Choosing which games you would like on your MUGA will depend on what suits your location and what you think you'll use most frequently.

Our top priorities are durability and safety, and we deliver only the highest quality services and products as well as offer continuing maintenance.  

What Types Of Multi Use Play Areas Are There?


When you are having a MUGA/multi-use games area installed, you must make sure that it is done to the highest possible standards and meets the industry standards (SAPCA).

STM gives you the guarantee that you will get the best quality MUGA sports and educational facility services. This is even more so when it involves artificial grass surfacing with an option of play surface and pad, or a pad of international level and surface that meets the standards of the national governing body. This includes floodlights, detailed base construction, and fencing. We also offer the upgrading and refurbishing of existing playgrounds, pitches, and tennis courts.

Basically, multi-use games areas are sports surfaces that can be used for a wide variety of activities, categorised as follows:

Types 1 and 2 – these surfaces are often coloured, feature slip coatings for extra grip, and are used mainly for sporting activities like basketball, tennis, as well as netball.
Types 3 and 4 – featuring a polymeric rubber surface finish, these types of multi-use games areas are ideal for netball, basketball, 5-a-side rugby, and a few others.
Type 5A – more versatile and stable than the others, these 2G sand-filled surfaces with artificial turf finish are suitable for activities like football and hockey in clubs, with AstroTurf being better for schools
Type 5 B – mostly used for hockey, this surfacing consists of mainly sand dressed in AstroTurf, which makes it ideal for rolling balls and perfect for professional competitions.
Type C – featuring a multisport, needle punch finish, this surface is perfect for football and hockey, and even for running tracks in athletics.
3G MUGA – having the highest turf specifications, this type of surface has natural qualities that are ideal for professional football and rugby games. These surfaces feature rubber and sand infill to increase both safety and performance.

We take enormous pride, as MUGA contractors, in installing excellent quality outdoor pitches, including synthetic grass for schools, macadam, as well as polymeric rubber. We make sure that every one of our installations can accommodate a variety of games and activities.


Benefits of Multi-use Games Areas

Many sports clubs, colleges, and schools have MUGAs installed because they can accommodate a wide range of activities and sports. Installing multi-use games areas offers the following benefits:

  • School-going children can make the most out of the available space outdoors
  • They help to use available outdoor space to the fullest
  • They eliminate the necessity of installing several facilities on the premises
  • MUGAs can accommodate flexible designs that include hard courts and AstroTurf
  • These types of facilities require minimal upkeep
  • They are ideal to use for various sports and activities
  • Multi-use games areas are cost-effective spaces that help you to avoid having to install other surfaces and are especially useful if the school has a limited amount of space.

If you are interested in having a customised, high-quality MUGA installed at your club or school, then contact one of our team, all of whom are experts and more than willing to give you all the assistance and advice you need to get your project started.



Contact Our Multi Use Game Areas Experts Today

Synthetic Turf Management has been involved in building artificial turf surfaces for over 10 years now, installing only top-quality multi use games areas that we know our clients will love. Call us today for your free quote and MUGA inspection.