Saturday, October 2, 2021
The official grand opening ceremony of the Arlen Specter US Squash Center, held in Philadelphia during the 2021 U.S. Open Squash Championships presented by Truist, formally unveiled the world’s largest community squash center.
Watch the Ceremony
US Squash Board of Directors
US Squash Staff
Specter Center Project Team
Drexel University & US Squash
The Arlen Specter US Squash Center opened in the historic State Armory Building in 2021 as a result of a dynamic partnership between Drexel University and US Squash. The Specter Center is the home for Team USA and hosts numerous national and international championship events. Most importantly, it serves as a community squash center that provides access and lifelong engagement in squash and fosters a diverse community rooted in shared values. US Squash traces its roots to Philadelphia as first squash governing body in the world in 1904.
Headquartering US Squash in the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in the heart of the Drexel University campus represents a return to those roots and builds upon its strong partnership with Drexel, proud host since 2011 of the U.S. Open Squash Championships at the University’s Kline & Specter Squash Center.
“You Belong” represents the Specter Center’s vision of ensuring everyone is able to enhance their health and well-being through squash. As the world’s largest community squash center, all are welcome here.
Featured at the Grand Opening was an art piece made up of 1,400 squash balls was created by the artist Nero. His work has been found throughout the greater Philadelphia area since 2014. Most know for his stencil work, Nero is now emerging onto the art scene creating one of a kind murals and art installations.