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Daskalakis Athletic Center (DAC) is a 2,300-seat multi-purpose arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is home to the Drexel University Dragons basketball team. It hosted all or part of the 1993-1996 America East Conference men's basketball tournament, the 2005 NIT Season Tip-Off, and the 2007 National Invitation Tournament. The DAC was built in 1974 as the Physical Education and Athletic Center (PEAC)[1] and was renamed in 2001 after a gift from former Drexel Lacrosse player John A. Daskalakis ('63).[2]

At the 2006 convocation Drexel University president Constantine Papadakis announced a 60,000-square-foot (5,600 m2), three-story addition to the existing Daskalakis Athletic Center. The project, now an 84,000-square-foot (7,800 m2) addition, broke ground in June 2008.[3]

It is anticipated that the university athletic teams, the Drexel Dragons, will be moved over to a recently acquired and soon to be renovated Armory building and that the DAC will be used exclusively for recreational activities.[4]

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Coordinates: 39°57′23″N 75°11′27″W / 39.956385°N 75.190697°W / 39.956385; -75.190697

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