Located in the Goose Hollow neighborhood, it was founded in 1891, and the club has expanded greatly from its beginnings. It now fills two buildings totaling 550,000 square feet (51,000 m2), making it the largest indoor athletic club in the world. It is colloquially referred to as either "The Multnomah Club," or simply "The MAC." Non-members often erroneously refer to it as "The MAC Club." Its emblem is a winged "M". Its current membership stands at approximately 20,000 people.
The club is known for its exclusivity. A lottery for possible membership is only held approximately every four years, and reapplication is required every time. The initiation fee is approximately $5000 for an individual member, and monthly dues thereafter are $154.
The MAC has seven indoor tennis courts and two outdoor courts. In addition, there are three indoor swimming pools (one being Olympic length); a hot tub; an exercise and conditioning room; three full-size basketball courts; racquetball, handball and squash courts; an indoor track; a full-size gymnastics gym; four studios for Pilates, yoga, and aerobics; a lounge for junior members; a child care center; a store for clothing and exercise accessories; three full-service restaurants; and banquet facilities.
The club offers a swim team, synchronized swimming, basketball, cycling, dance, decathlon, golf, gymnastics, handball, karate, Pilates, personal training, racquetball, skiing, squash, soccer, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, hiking, and yoga.
The club's primary facility is located adjacent to Jeld-Wen Field, a multipurpose stadium located on land formerly owned by the club, directly behind the park's south end bleachers.
Notable members Edit
- Nancy Merki, who set the 1500-meter freestyle swimming record
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