Synthetic Sports Pitch and MUGA design and construction

CLS sports offer professional construction & installation, refurbishment or re-lay, in conjunction with maintenance of a wide variety of artificial grass surfaces.

Synthetic or Artificial Grass was initially developed by the Monsanto Company in 1966. The first product launched was a short pile monofilament carpet. It was designed to be used for sports play in adverse weather conditions.

The technology and manufacture of Synthetic grass surfaces have totally transformed since 1966. So much to say that there are a variety of sports preferring to invest and install synthetic systems instead of natural grass systems.

Synthetic grass sports surfaces are now widely in use for:

There is no 'ONE' carpet or surface that allows all of these sports to be played. CLS sports are here to advise you on the system that is correct for you. Each synthetic grass sports surface has its own specific design criteria and construction system, cost and ultimately playing characteristics. Selecting the main (primary) sport to be played on a new sports surface is often the key consideration when making a choice.

There are three main synthetic grass systems these are:

CLS sports can design surfaces to meet the specifications and criteria set at both amateur and professional standard of play. Many of the surfaces CLS sports install are certified after construction by FA, FIFA 1*, FIFA2*, RFU or IRB, FIH and the LTA/ITF.

Non Grass Synthetic surfaces

CLS sports construct all facilities using fully automated laser controlled equipment. This ensures that all phases of construction from drainage through to the final surface are constructed accurately to meet or exceed the design parameters. CLS sports are the only contractor using the Laser-Grader ( In all instances, and whatever the surface CLS Sports will endeavour to meet clients expectations in delivering a quality controlled facility.

Synthetic sport surfaces are now creating valuable revenue streams for clubs at all levels; including non-league, youth teams, local authorities. This is due to the fact that they can be used all day everyday, if correctly specified and maintained, without deterioration in playing performance.

There are many aspects that need to be considered and CLS sports are here to guide you to a surface that is correct for you.

Questions that must be considered are:

Preferred MUGA Design Use
Sports Surface/MUGA Type5-a-side FootballTennisMini TennisNetballBasketballHockeyRugby TrainingAthletics TrainingFootball Training
Macadam (Type 1) 4 1 1 2 1 4 4 4 4
Macadam (Type 2) 4 2 2 1 2 4 4 4 4
Polymeric (Type 3) 3 2 2 1 2 3 4 3 3
Polymeric (Type 4) 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 1 2
Sand filled synthetic turf (Type 5a) 1 4 4 4 4 1 2 3 (Excluding Spikes) 1
Sand filled synthetic turf (Type 5b) 2 3 3 4 3 1 3 3 (Excluding Spikes) 2
Needle-punch synthetic turf (Type 5c) 2 3 3 4 3 2 3 3 (Excluding Spikes) 2

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The construction of the playing surface is not where CLS sports starts and finishes. We have a long history in civil engineering and soft landscaping. We can offer a complete package from brown field to playing field with all the ancillary items such as:


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