Pearson/McGonigle Hall 3rd Floor Rec Courts

SUMMER 2021 UPDATES--Campus Recreation facilities will be open during the summer, please check out Hours of Operation page for the most up to date schedule.  Group Fitness will be offering in-person, outdoor sessions during the summer, please visit the Summer 2021 page for the schedule.  To stay up to date on our full complement of virtual programming, visit our Virtual Recreation page.  Lastly for current information regarding Campus Recreation check back to the Campus Rec COVID-19 Updates page or our social media platforms.

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1800 North Broad Street - Third Floor 

**Please note that this space is currently ONLY available for cardio equipment.

At a Glance

The Pearson and McGonigle Halls Rec Courts are an indoor multi-purpose court space divided by 3 1/2 mechanical curtains that can section off specific court areas or be raised to allow for full area events. 

Typically the space is utilized for activities including basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, and an indoor golf driving range.  This space will continue to be reimagined as a cardio center featuring spin bikes, arc trainers, ellipticals, rowers, upright and recumbent bikes and AMTs.

View of re imagined courts   The re imagined 3rd floor courts with cardio equipment  The 3rd floor courts with cardio equipment for fall 2020 

Click here for information on locker and locker room availability

Facility Policies:

  1. Patrons must carry a valid Temple University issued identification card at all times.
  2. Use of Campus Recreation facilities and programs is voluntary.  Patrons assume all risk associated with participation.
  3. The following actions are cause for immediate dismissal from the facility and may result in temporary or permanent loss of privileges:
    • Disorderly conduct
    • Inappropriate behavior
    • Abuse of facility or equipment
    • Abuse of staff members
    • Disregard for Campus Recreation policies
    • Violation of university policies and procedures including, but not limited to, the Student Conduct Code
  4. Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  5. Proper footwear is required at all times.  Proper footwear is defined as a sneaker that has a rubber, non-marking sole and covers the entire heel and top of the foot.
  6. Shirts must be worn at all times within Campus Recreation facilities.
  7. Unauthorized use of camera/video/audio recording devices is prohibited.  Authorization must be in writing and may only be provided by Camus Recreation full-time staff.
  8. All patrons must enter and exit through designated main access point,  All other entrances will be alarmed and monitored.
  9. Water is permitted in sealed, non-glass containers.  All other food and drink is prohibited in court area.

General Policies for Indoor Spaces

  • Reservation requests are handled on a first come-first serve basis, and will be managed based on available equipment and max occupancy standards for indoor spaces.
  • Your reservation is for a time block, once you enter you will select a unique piece of equipment.  Moving on to another machine or to a piece of equipment that is not part of our reservation system is strictly prohibited.
  • Reservations may only be made, and utilized, by matriculated Temple students, as well as Temple Faculty & Staff who have paid their recreation membership fee.
  • Please remember to bring your Temple Owlcard (Physical ID or via SmartPhone App) with you to be able to tap card reader at the fitness center entrance.
    • Failure to have a valid OwlCard will result in your  inability to access the facility.
  • Please arrive promptly at your reservation start time and check in with Campus Rec staff at area entrance once access has been verified. 
  • Your reservation block is only good for the duration of your original request, and will not be adjusted due to a late arrival.
  • Please be respectful of our reservation blocking system.  Your adherence to your reservation end time is greatly appreciated in order to prep the area for the following reservation block.

Activity Policies for Indoor Spaces

  • Please adhere to the university’s guidance on their 4-Pillars of Public Health for COVID-19 prior to coming to your reservation.
    • Face Coverings - Please ensure you are wearing a mask at all times while within an indoor fitness facility. 
      • Face masks are required even while exercising.  Please refer to the university protocol document on TUPortal for detailed information on this protocol: Use of Masks or Face Coverings During Exercise.
    • Physical Distancing - Please ensure you are maintaining at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others within the fitness center.
    • Hand Hygiene - Hand sanitizer, restrooms and locker rooms are all available options for patrons to keep hands clean during your reservation/workout.
    • Personal Health Monitoring - Please be sure to monitor your own health prior to coming to any recreation facility.  If you don’t feel well - please stay home.
  • In order to maintain safety and reservation efficiency, access to locker rooms will be limited to just restroom use and/or to change.  There will be no locker rentals, locker usage or shower usage.  We recommend that you arrive ready to work out in order to maximize your reserved time.
    • Please bring your belongings with you and bring them to your reserved piece of equipment while exercising.
  • Flex disinfecting wipes are available for your use throughout the fitness floor(s).  These wipes have been approved by the CDC and Temple’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety for disinfecting contact us at with any questions or concerns