With its distinctive tent-like roof, its river-side setting, and its seating for up to 6000, the George and Phyllis Rothman Center is perhaps FDU's best-known building to the wider community. The Rothman Center is on the Hackensack side of the campus, and is the primary athletic and recreational facility for the Metropolitan Campus.
It includes facilities for basketball, tennis, racquetball and volleyball. It features a six-lane, 200-meter track, coaching offices, a weight room and spectator seating for nearly 5,000 fans. Home of the FDU Knights, the University's Division I sports program, the Rothman Center's excellent resources are occasionally called into use by visiting pro teams for practice before major games at the Meadowlands or Madison Square Garden.
U.S. Presidents Clinton (in 1996) and Obama (in 2009) have spoken at events in the Rothman Center.