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.