Welcome to Brookdale’s Recreation and Events Center

Brookdale’s Recreation and Events Center (B-REC) is the newest addition to the College’s athletic complex, one of the best in New Jersey. This state-of-the-art facility includes the 9,000-square-foot Fitness Center and a multi-court gymnasium that provides additional recreation and event space for students and community.

The gymnasium on the B-REC’s lower level can be used for recreation, indoor practices and games, or for spillover event space. There are 6 basketball hoops, a batting cage, and a curtain divider in the facility; each can be lowered for play or raised to the ceiling when out of play. The curtain divider can be used to create two basketball courts.

All three courts (main and two side courts when the divider is down) are regulation collegiate size. The gym floor is also lined for volleyball matches; posts for volleyball or tennis nets can be mounted in the gym floor on each court.

The B-REC contains remote-powered bleachers on each side of the main court. At capacity, the bleachers seat 1,100 spectators. It’s a great location for indoor practices, recreation and intramural activities, and local community events.

Have a specific question about the B-REC?  Contact Event Management at 732-224-1867.


Where should I park if I am attending an event in the Collins Arena/BREC?

Parking Lots 6 & 7 are available during events. Handicap parking is available in Lots 6 & 7.

Can outside food and beverages be brought into the Collins Arena and/or BREC?

No. The following items are not permitted inside of either facility: Glass Bottles/Cans-Alcoholic Beverages – Coolers/Ice Chests/Thermoses – Open Containers – Outside Food or Beverages.

What are the seating capacities?

The Collins Arena features a seating capacity of 2,000 for multiple events. Stadium seats, bleacher seats, and floor seating are available. The BREC offers 1,100 seats during events. Floor seating is also available upon request.

Are there concession stands available during events?

Yes, concession stands can be found in both the Collins Arena and BREC.

Are premium seating sections available during events?

Yes, stadium seats and floor seats are available during special events in the Collins Arena. Floor seats can also be available upon request in the BREC.

Are there family restrooms?

Yes, one family restroom can be found in both the Collins Arena and BREC.

Are pets allowed?

Unless trained to assist disabled individuals, pets are not permitted inside of the Collins Arena or BREC.