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Vidas Athletic Complex

Vidas Athletic Complex - 43rd Street and Powelton Avenue
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The Vidas Athletic Complex is the home of outdoor varsity athletics and University Recreation at Drexel University. The complex features nine regulation Tennis Courts, a Softball Field and three fields - Maguire Field, a Sprinturf synthetic grass field; Vidas Field, a Shaw synthetic grass field with lights and seating for full-size soccer and lacrosse events; and Buckley Field, an Astroturf field with lights and seating for field hockey. Both lighted fields support night sporting events at the complex.

Open Recreation Schedule

  • Maguire Field
    • Friday: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Saturday: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Sunday: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

  • Vidas Field
    • Friday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    • Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    • Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Buckley Field at Vidas
    • Open Recreation is not allowed on Buckley Field at any time

Individual field availability may vary. Please check here for the latest updates.

Dragon Shuttle Schedule

Please check here for the Powelton/Spring Garden Dragon Shuttle Schedule.

Other Recreational Options

Looking for other places to play sports or relax? Please refer to the list below for additional options near Drexel University

  • Drexel Park: Located on Campus at 32nd and Powelton Ave.
  • Saunders Park: Located off campus at 39th and Powelton Ave.
  • Lancaster Walk: Located on Campus between 33rd and 34th and Market St.
  • Myers Hall: Located on Campus at 33rd and Race St.
  • Filbert Street Park: Located on campus at 36th and Filbert St.
  • Cira Green: Located off campus at 30th & Chestnut. This is a rooftop park accessible via an elevator.
  • Schuylkill River Trail: located off campus along the east side of the Schuylkill River running from the Art Museum to Bartram’s Garden.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the Vidas Athletic Complex?

Vidas Athletic Complex, located at 4215 Powelton Avenue. You can utilize the Powelton/Spring Garden Dragon Shuttle to get to and from the Vidas Athletic Complex. Please check here for the shuttle schedule. You can also park at the facility utilizing the parking lot just inside the entrance off Powelton Avenue. Lastly, you can walk to the facility by traveling along Lancaster Ave., then Powelton Ave. Bike rentals are available for use located off of 33rd and Market St. and outside of the entrance of the Vidas Athletic Complex. The Dragon Trail is available for those who prefer to walk to the facility by traveling along Lancaster Avenue then making a left onto Powelton Avenue until you reach the complex.

How is the complex monitored and operated?

There are always Drexel University Public Safety Officers located at the facility. Drexel University Police and Philadelphia Police make regular and routine visits to the facility. Vidas Athletic Complex is well lit and is surveilled via CCTV cameras 24-7.

Am I allowed to play pick-up games at Vidas Athletic Complex?

Pick-up games can be played during all Open Rec hours on Maguire field and Vidas Field. Please be sure to check space availability and the schedule of events here prior to making your way to the facility.

Does Vidas Athletic Complex have restrooms?

Restrooms are located on the East Side of the Field house on the N 42nd Street facing side of the building.

Is there a location to get water at the Vidas Athletic Complex?

Water fountains are located at the Vidas Field house and between Maguire and the Buckley Field Hockey Field.

Do I have to be a student to access the Vidas Athletic Complex?

All users of the Vidas Athletic Complex must be Drexel University ID holders unless attending a ticketed athletic or university event.

Where can I rent equipment to use at the Vidas Athletic Complex?

Equipment such as Soccer Balls, Footballs, Volleyballs, Spike-Ball, Frisbees, and Baggo sets are available for rental at the URec. Please be sure to stop by to rent equipment prior to heading out to Vidas as no rental equipment is available at the Fieldhouse.