In 1991, fans cheered as the Penn State men's basketball team won the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament at Rec Hall. The Penn State basketball teams have since moved to the Bryce Jordan Center, but Rec Hall, also known as the Recreation Building, is still home to five university teams: wrestling, men's and women's gymnastics, and men's and women's volleyball. The women's volleyball team has won over 600 games at Rec Hall. Both the wrestling team and the men's gymnastics team have won national championships in the venue. In addition to hosting athletic events in its two gyms, this busy facility on the school's University Park campus also holds a fitness center, an indoor track and squash and racquetball courts for students. Get your tickets for Rec Hall sporting events at StubHub.
What is Rec Hall's seating capacity?
The main gym holds 6,502 fans. Rec Hall seating is divided between the Court Level and the Mezzanine Level.
Is Rec Hall accessible by public transportation?
Multiple CATA bus lines service the Burrowes Road at Rec Hall stop. Additional lines service the nearby Burrowes Road at Waring Commons stop.
Is there on-site parking?
Visitors can park in Red Lot-A to the south of Rec Hall and the Nittany Deck to the north. The parking deck has charging stations for electric vehicles. For most athletic events held at Rec Hall, parking is free or discounted when you show your Rec Hall game ticket.
What are some of the food and drink offerings?
Concession stands with stadium favorites are located in the corners on the west side of the main gym and along the gym's southern concourse. Restaurants within a few blocks of the venue include The Corner Room, Margarita's Pizza, Noodles and Company and Penn Pide.
What are some other entertainment options nearby Rec Hall?
There are three theaters within walking distance of Rec Hall. The State Theatre hosts concerts and film events. The university's School of Theatre puts on productions at the Penn State Downtown Theatre, and the Eisenhower Auditorium at the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State hosts touring performances, including concerts, Broadway musicals and ballets.
Can I bring my children to Rec Hall events?
Children are welcome to attend games at Rec Hall, but they must have their own tickets. Parents can carry babies in soft wearable carriers. Strollers may be allowed inside the venue but cannot be wheeled into the seating area.
Is Rec Hall a wheelchair-friendly facility?
Rec Hall makes accommodations for visitors in wheelchairs. The north and east entrances are the main ones used for ADA access, and there is a loading zone by the East door. The West and South doors are also ADA-compliant. Disability parking right by the venue is limited, but the Red lots and the Nittany Deck have accessible spots. ADA-compliant walking paths connect those lots to Rec Hall.Back to Top
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