Progress continues on the Arlen Specter US Squash Center, with the facility poised to anchor US Squash programs for generations to come beginning in the fall of 2020. Located just two blocks from Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station in the historic Armory building on the campus of Drexel University, the Specter Center will dramatically accelerate US Squash’s progress towards its mission centered around access, community, excellence and sportsmanship.
The Specter Center will feature eighteen singles courts—including two all-glass exhibition courts—and two doubles courts, serve as US Squash’s national headquarters, house the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame and a Learning & Innovation Center, and offer athletes state-of-the-art high-performance development resources including a Coaching Excellence Center and coordination with Drexel University’s robust capabilities as a major Division I athletic program.
The Specter Center will be a model of community engagement and access, bringing thousands of new players into the sport for free or low cost, and operating in partnership with SquashSmarts, Philadelphia’s award-winning out-of-school squash and education program.