2700 Southampton Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
The Philadelphia Southampton (SHR)
Readiness Center (RC) is owned and
operated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This 135,000 square foot structure sits off of
Roosevelt Boulevard. The Readiness Center is available for rental for unofficial uses subject to
availability. The RC is ideal for many unofficial uses such past rentals include wedding receptions,
baby showers, gun shows, boxing events, circuses, expos, food conventions, blood drives, etc.
The drill hall offers approximately 17,000 square feet of rental space that can easily accommodate a
variety of social functions. Capacity ranges from 1500 to 3000 people. SHR does provide chairs
and tables for events and can accommodate approximately 400 people. The newly installed
bleachers, which extend 94 square feet, are perfect for events looking to seat a large number of
people. The facility also includes:
- Parking- paved parking for 109 vehicles, including 14 handicapped, are available.
- Accessibility- SHR has handicapped accessible entrance ramps outside the facility and
bleachers also include handicapped accessible ramps.
- Kitchen- Renters may not use the kitchen for events however food serve and catering is
ALOCHOLIC BEVERAGES. The use of beer and alcohol is permitted in connection with such
functions as long as such use complies with all applicable state and local laws and regulations.
RESERVING AND SCHEDULING USE OF
FACILITY. ALL events must be scheduled in
advance. To check on availabilities and/or
schedule the SHR drill hall contact the
Philadelphia Southampton Readiness Center at
Rental Fees and Information
All rentals require signature of a standard rental agreement in advance. The senior onsite military
administrative officer or their formally delegated military representative is the point of contact for
the scheduling of all official or unofficial armory rentals.
All unofficial events require liability insurance; and, if alcohol is served, liquor liability insurance is
Rental fee to use the facility is $480 per hour or $2,372 per day. Certain specific
organizations are authorized reduced or no-cost rentals (military, veterans, scouting, Red Cross).
Custodial fee for SHR is not included in the rental fee. Although general clean up is included in the
rental price someone from the facility must be present during all rentals that take place in the Drill
Hall. A $60 per hour fee is charged to the renter.
A fee for consumable supplies (paper towels, toilet paper, toilet soap, cleaning materials, etc.) equal
to twenty (20) percent of the appropriate rental rate (hourly/daily) will be assessed for all rentals
involving the use of the inside areas of the armory. This fee will apply even though the rental fee
itself is waived or reduced, and will be applied against the normal rental rates.
The DMVA Office of Facilities and Engineering approves the use of the Readiness Center Drill Hall
and processes all rental agreements. Use of this facility for any purpose must be approved in
advance by the Office of Facilities and Engineering. For additional information or questions about
the SHR Drill Hall, please contact the Philadelphia Southampton Readiness Center at 215-856-5900
or the DMVA Office of Facilities and Engineering at 717-861-8581.