24th March 2020
A Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) is an outdoor facility designed for use for different sports and activities. Usually, in the form of a court with sturdy, high perimeter fencing, a MUGA is often used for sports such as football, netball, basketball or tennis, or for activities such as outdoor fitness classes.
Often the surface will be basic concrete, but more modern MUGAs will have AstroTurf, 3G or 4G surfaces, which make them safer, more functional and demand higher hourly rental prices.
As mentioned, the most common usages for MUGAs in the UK include football, tennis, basketball and netball.
Depending on the size of the facility, it is sometimes possible for multiple sports to be played simultaneously, separated by netting or for increased safety, double skin fencing.
For example, a MUGA that will be used for netball or tennis probably doesn’t require as sturdy a perimeter fence as one used for football, as it won’t be required to withstand as high a level of impact.
So if you require sports fencing suitable for football, or where you think football may be played at some point, it’s worth investing in suitable fencing with a thicker metal structure, to ensure both safety and longevity.
If you have a large facility where several sports could be played simultaneously, double skin fencing will help separate pitches and keep players and spectators.
Fencing for a MUGA can vary greatly in price depending on the specifications required. The height (likely you will want tall fencing for an area used for ball sports) and type will affect the price and obviously fencing for a larger facility will be more than that required for a smaller single-pitch facility.