The Arlen Specter US Squash Center opened in the summer of 2021 as the new home of the sport in the U.S.
The Specter Center is housed in the historic Pennsylvania State Armory Building on Drexel University’s campus and Philadelphia’s burgeoning University City. The facility features 18 singles courts—including 2 all-glass exhibition courts—and 2 North American Doubles Courts. The Specter Center houses the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame, a high-performance training center for Team USA athletes, the US Squash National Headquarters, and a Learning & Innovation Center through which SquashSmarts will expand its intensive out-of-school academic and athletic mentoring program. The Specter Center will host numerous local, national and international competitions throughout the year, and fields the country’s first urban, school district supported public school squash league.
The Specter Center anchors the US Squash Community Affiliate Network, and joins existing Community Affiliate partners across the country that share best practices and models to welcome and integrate people of all playing abilities, ages, faiths, and multicultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.