The Bob Carpenter Center opened in 1992 and is part of the David M. Nelson Athletic Complex. The Bob Carpenter Sports/Convocation center is named in honor of the late R.R.M. #28;Bob#29; Carpenter, Jr., a longtime University board trustee member, former Philadelphia Phillies owner and athletic trustee. The Bob Carpenter Center also includes a 120-person football locker room, men's and women's basketball locker rooms, and more.
The Bob Carpenter Center is the University of Delaware's primary location for convocations, concerts and banquets. The Bob Carpenter is the home of the University of Delaware's men's and women's basketball programs as well. The Bob Carpenter Center is well equipped for handicapped visitors. The Box Office is open Monday-Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm.