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. Construction finished in December 2009 and parts of the building opened to students in January 2010. The Drexel Recreational Center officially opened in February.
Recent renovations have taken place at the DAC that include new chair-back seating and additional seating in the corners. It is speculated that the renovations will continue after the 2013-2014 basketball season and could include a new scoreboard, a second-story terrace level, and other amenities.