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Multi-Use Games Areas
ARENA is our expertly designed multi-use games area, providing people with an exciting and professional space to play a number of games. Here we explain what ARENA is, show you our standard configurations and explain how easy it is to create a bespoke multi-sport court to suit your requirements.Design your own ARENA
What is ARENA
ARENA is our expertly designed multi-use games area (MUGA) with a stadium like feel, providing people with an exciting and professional space where a number of games can be played, including football, basketball, hockey, tennis and volleyball.
We have several standard ARENA configurations, however as our MUGA is a modular system, we can design it to suit your budget and recreational space. For peace of mind our ARENAs are TUV certified to EN 15312 (Excluding ARENA Lite side panels).
Go custom, go HAGS
You can customise your multi-use games area by choosing:
- between ARENA or ARENA Lite
- a colour from our standard range
- your fence height (between 1m to 4m)
- the goal ends you prefer
- target / skills panels for additional game opportunities
- between curved or 90° corners
- your entrance gate (including special access gate)
Our MUGAs are user friendly and offer everyone of all ages and varying physical ability the opportunity to exercise and build up strength, stamina and coordination.
The addition of seats, shelters and integrated safety features are just some of the reasons why our systems have proven to be so popular with users and an ideal solution for both schools and parks.
Benefits of ARENA:
- Noise reduction panels
- Easy to maintain
- Rapid installation
- TUV Certified to EN 15312 (Excluding ARENA Lite side panels)
- A controlled environment to play different sports
- Suitable for all ages and abilities
- Encourages team work and an active lifestyle
- Available in a range of colours
History of ARENA
Since the first HAGS ARENA was introduced over 20 years ago, it's still as popular today as it was then. With its iconic features and design enhancements changing over time, ARENA is still the brand leading the way in multi-use games areas whilst complying to the highest safety standards.
SMP launched ARENA into their Sports and Fitness range with 5 goal ends and 2 complete ARENA systems
A total redesign of ARENA systems took place to improve the product for both user and buyer, changes included:
Gradient adjustment,1-4m high side wall options added, Noise reduction, Accessories expanded
ARENA LITE introduced into the range, offering customers alternative side walls to suit all budgets
We continue to be a market leader in innovation and recreational sports facilities.
Our portfolio of ARENA systems, goal ends & accessories continues to grow...
Our MUGAs provide a great space for people of all ages and abilities to play a variety of games such as basketball, football, tag, etc. This provides opportunities for everyone to join in games while building endurance, increasing muscle tone and mastering dynamic balance.
Our MUGAs offer plenty of inclusive features such as:
- Wide entrances to allow easy access for all with 1.2m wide opening
- Vehicle access gates are available to allow emergency services or council vehicles into the area when required
- Flush transitions between the surfaces so that people using mobility aids can move freely
HandiSport, The French Federation for Inclusive Sport:
"The uniform surface and large entrances make these facilities suitable for people with reduced mobility. On the other hand, the coating may include custom-made patterns and colours allowing easier navigation of the space for people with visual impairments.
Skill boards can also be added to the terrain structure - these incorporate etched patterns that are recognisable by touch and placed at different heights. They encourage targeted shooting for different levels of skill and provide additional tactile and visual stimulation."
All ARENA components are manufactured specifically and solely for HAGS.
Safety is a key factor. ARENA is designed to discourage climbing and only round section steel is used. All ARENA posts are manufactured from structural grade steel.
Each post is finished with a smooth, fully welded, steel dome top, for durability and safety. All fixings are stainless steel and have tamper resistant ‘torx’ heads.
ARENA’s special panel positioning system allows for height adjustments to be made to side panels that can accommodate a maximum fall of 1:40.
Mesh panels are fabricated from 6mm diameter solid steel wire. This is fully welded at every cross point and is guaranteed for 5 years.
All ARENA panels have undergone repeated impact testing in excess of 1000 cycles.
HAGS' colour coating finish is guaranteed for 5 years.All ARENA components go through a Duplex Process. A base coat of PZ790 Zinc rich primer is applied, followed by a highly durable top coat of coloured polyester powder. A further Zinc spray can be applied in coastal and highly corrosive environments.
The resulting finish has gone through a vigorous test and ensures the product has excellent corrosion resistance, even in coastal and equatorial climates.
HAGS ARENA panels reduce the rebound noise level. As they are made of structural steel construction, vibration and reverberation are significantly reduced.
All panels are bolted to the structural steel posts, using heavy duty stainless steel bolts to ensure a totally rigid connection.
In addition to this, ARENA boasts a unique isolating spacer to further dampen the noise
The Multi-Use Games Area Range
ARENA is our flagship multi-sports system made from durable and high quality materials. These extremely versatile MUGAs can be adapted to fit your requirements.
We also offer a selection of standard “off-the-shelf” configurations in various sizes, with different features and accessories.
For peace of mind, these ARENAs come with lifetime functional strength guarantee. ARENA Multisport
This range offers a more standardised version of the ARENA Multisports but with the same modularity. This strong and durable MUGA is made from robust materials with a minimalist design.
We also have a range of standard "off-the-shelf" configurations in various sizes.
ARENA Lite is built to withstand hard wearing sporting activities and it comes with a 10-year guarantee.Contact us for information
Our goal ends can be installed as stand-alone units and are perfect for areas with limited space.
Ideal for users to practice shooting skills and provide a great place for informal and one-on-one games.
We have goal ends in different sizes and we can also incorporate basketball hoops and skills panels.Goal Ends
The ARENA Streetball is the answer for football fans where space is restricted.
It allows players to practice their skills in a controlled environment and develop their technique in a less formal structure.
The panels provide enclosure for uninterrupted games and the gate provides easy access.
Introducing ARENA - The Multi-Use Games Area
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The HAGS Multi-Use Games Area system is one of a few that are certified to EN 15312 (the European standard for MUGAs). This means that our systems have passed the rigorous tests for structural integrity of all parts, and repeated impact tests on the panels. Certification also ensures all parts are carefully checked to ensure there are no hand or foot traps and that no sharp edges are present that could lead to injury.Arena Warranties
HAGS were invited by North Lanarkshire Council to tender for the provision of a large Multi-Use Games Area at Bellshill Academy. The contract was the largest development of this type that North Lanarkshire had carried out and was awarded to HAGS via a competitive process.Read More
This court is one of the 12 MUGA sites to be installed for Brisbane City Council over the next 2 years. The unit features custom clack steelwork and is constructed upon a reinforced 125mm thick concrete Slab with a laykold acrylic coating over the playing surface.Read More
The requirements from Heiligkreuz Middle School were to have a fully lockable multi-sports facility including a seating area for the schoolyard to watch all the sports action.Read More
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