The 2021 U.S. Open Squash Championships presented by Truist will celebrate its inaugural staging at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia on the campus of Drexel University, October 1-6, alongside the facility’s Grand Opening October 2.
Tickets are on sale now at usopensquash.com/tickets. The Specter Center Grand Opening will be streamed to the entire squash community on Saturday, October 2—details will be shared in the coming weeks.
The U.S. Open—the sport’s first major tournament to offer prize money parity in 2013—is a PSA Platinum-level championship featuring the world’s best forty-eight men and women with $250,000 on offer. The 2021 edition of the U.S. Open marks a decade of partnership between Drexel University and US Squash to host the event in Philadelphia, over which time the U.S. Open has cemented its position as one of the world’s preeminent championships.
The U.S. Open will be the first major tournament hosted at the Specter Center, which features sixteen traditional singles courts, two all-glass singles courts and two hardball doubles courts. Matches will take place on four courts simultaneously for the first two rounds of play Friday and Saturday, October 1-2; the round of 16 and quarterfinals will be held on both glass courts October 3-4; the semifinals and finals will be held on the Specter Center’s east glass court October 5-6.
Ticket options include General Admission/Standing Room and reserved Backwall Premium seating behind the east and west glass courts. Tickets include access to all matches for the selected day, and attendees have access to concessions and multiple viewing locations to experience the action as never before, showcasing the Specter Center’s ability to transform from the world’s largest community squash center to a premier event venue.
Due to City of Philadelphia mandates and the professional athletes’ (PSA) policy to compete unmasked, proof of vaccination will be required to enter, so unfortunately children 11 and under will not be permitted into the Specter Center during the U.S. Open. While subject to change, masks are not required however are recommended. Safety protocols are subject to change if new guidance unfolds.
U.S. Open draws will be released on September 14. For more news and information, visit usopensquash.com.