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Arlen Specter U.S. Squash Center

Rehabilitation of the drill hall breathes new life into the Philadelphia Armory

Gilbane completes world’s largest community squash center

Gilbane renovated a portion of the Philadelphia Armory Building on the Drexel University Campus into the world’s largest community squash center. The newly renovated building houses the Arlen Specter U.S. Squash Center and serves as the “center” of squash for the United States. The Squash Center includes a main level and a mezzanine level, locker rooms and a physio center. In addition, the facility contains a retail shop, hall of fame and dining facility. The approximately 20 courts include:

  • Two, all-glass showcase courts in the center of the facility built for spectator engagement and broadcast clarity.
  • Multiple, blue-walled maple North American hardball doubles courts.
  • A convertible three-court pod, which can be converted into doubles courts or entertainment space.
  • 16 glass-backed singles courts

Gilbane is a founding member of the U.S. Squash Community Initiative, which was created to foster lasting relationships with children and adults across the entire socio-economic spectrum to help break down barriers of social segregation and provide access for all to the sport’s remarkable “social capital.”