Arlen Specter US Squash Center

Construction on the Arlen Specter US Squash Center remains on track for completion in December of 2020. The Specter Center, located on the campus of Drexel University in the heart of Philadelphia’s University City, will be the first permanent home for US Squash and will bring together the entire squash community—from Team USA athletes to current amateur players, participants in U.S. national championships, and to the thousands of members of the surrounding community who will be introduced to and welcomed into the sport. Development of the Specter Center project has been carried out in close partnership with Drexel University, including their outstanding Division I Athletic Department.

Once open, the Specter Center will be the flagship for US Squash’s Community Affiliate Program. Community Affiliates increase access by integrating junior, adult, scholastic, and squash and education initiatives in an innovative and sustainable way. The Specter Center will embrace this concept fully and places US Squash within a neighborhood where the entire community of all races, religions, backgrounds can come together under one roof to learn from each other.

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.

Specter Center Construction Progresses Towards 2020 Completion

Construction on the Arlen Specter US Squash Center remains on track for completion in December of 2020. The Specter Center, located on the campus of Drexel University in the heart of Philadelphia’s University City, will be the first permanent home for US Squash and will bring together the entire squash community—from Team USA athletes to current amateur players, participants in U.S. national championships, and to the thousands of members of the surrounding community who...

Neiderer Joins US Squash as Specter Center General Manager

US Squash has hired James Neiderer to serve as General Manager of the Arlen Specter US Squash Center. Neiderer will oversee all programming at the Specter Center including community engagement, championships and events, junior squash, professional development, and high-performance programs. Neiderer will support the design and construction of the facility in anticipation of its Fall 2020 opening. “We are fortunate to have James join the US Squash team,” said Kevin Klipstein, US Squash President &...

Construction Begins at Arlen Specter US Squash Center

Interior demolition and groundbreaking at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center is officially underway. The Specter Center, planned to open in fall 2020, will be located in the historic Amory building just blocks from 30th St Station in Philadelphia. Through the first several weeks, the basement is now down to soil-level and the main floor is being fully cleared of its prior infrastructure to make way for what will be the world’s best squash...

Modeling Access at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center

From Squash MagazineWith its planned fall 2020 opening, the Arlen Specter US Squash Center will act as the anchor facility for the development of squash in the United States. The Specter Center’s programming will support all of the core elements of US Squash’s mission and objectives: access, community, excellence and sportsmanship. The Specter Center will offer unparalleled access to squash by modeling broad-based community engagement. The extraordinary combination of twenty squash courts in proximity to...

Narelle Krizek Joins US Squash as Specter Center’s Assistant Director

  US Squash has hired Narelle Krizek to serve as Assistant Director of the Arlen Specter US Squash Center. Krizek will be responsible for development of the Specter Center’s programming and event activity, donor relations and communications with the local and national squash community regarding the project. "I am delighted Narelle has agreed to join the Specter Center team,” said Ned Edwards, Executive Director of the Arlen Specter US Squash Center. “She has had a stellar...

Arlen Specter US Squash Center Plans Celebrated at U.S. Open

The Arlen Specter US Squash Center, which is scheduled to open for the 2020 U.S. Open, was highlighted on Thursday evening at the 2018 FS Investments U.S. Open. Located just two blocks from Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station in the historic Armory building, 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, the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame, house a Learning & Innovation Center...

US Squash to Establish National Center at 32nd Street Armory in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA – US Squash and Drexel University announced their agreement to enter into a long-term sublease allowing US Squash to invest $27 million to transform the 32nd Street Armory into a national center to serve the U.S. squash community. Funding for this historic project has been made possible through the vision and generosity of supporters from around the country, spearheaded by a leadership gift from Tracey and Shanin Specter. The facility will be named...