Choosing a MUGA Pitch Company
When choosing a MUGA pitch company, you should ask for references and visit facilities where they have done multi-purpose sports surfaces. A reputable and honest contractor will not hesitate to provide you with these references so that you can get an idea of the quality of their work. In addition, you can also inquire about the warranty they offer on their surfaces.
MUGA sports pitches are ideal for multiple sports and can be used in different weather conditions. They are often used by schools and district councils/local authorities, as well as community sports clubs.
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They can be made from tarmac, polymeric, or synthetic turf. Type 1 and 2 MUGAs are constructed from macadam, which is an open-graded, frost-resistant, porous material laid atop free-draining stone. It is recommended that the macadam be applied in two layers – a binding base layer for stability and strength, as well as a playing surface course. The binding base should have an average compacted depth of 40mm – and shouldn’t be less than 30mm at any one point – while the surface course should be 14mm or 20mm in size.
MUGA surfaces have many advantages when compared to traditional grass, especially in terms of maintenance. They are immune to puddles and waterlogging, which means they can be used at any time of year. Plus, they don’t need to be mowed and trimmed as often as a traditional lawn. This saves a lot of time and money for the facility.