Drexel University in Philadelphia has signed a deal with the U.S. Open Squash Championships to continue hosting the event through 2023.
“It’s our goal to make the Delaware Investments U.S. Open the most prestigious squash championship in the world, to be the first to offer $1 million in prize money, with full parity for men and women,” said Kevin Klipstein, president and CEO of U.S. Squash.
The U.S. Open Squash Championships has been held in 22 different cities since 1954. Philadelphia first hosted the tournament in 1977 and again in 1993 before it returned to the city in 2011 for its run at Drexel.