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Since 1971, families throughout Minnesota have fondly associated “The MAC” with major tournaments and annual family getaways, while others know it as the home of many high school, college and amateur teams. To ensure this versatile complex continues to serve future generations, the City of St. Cloud’s Municipal Athletic Complex is pursuing redevelopment and renovation.


The Municipal Athletic Complex (MAC), located on the north-western side of St. Cloud, is comprised of two ice sheets, two baseball stadiums and an executive par 30 public golf course.





The original ice sheet opened for business in November of 1972. For over 15 years, the MAC was the only sheet within a 30-mile radius.

Currently, the two arenas are kept busy nearly year-round. The arenas hosts five high school teams, (3 boys - 2 girls), the St. Cloud Youth Hockey Association, the St. Cloud Figure Skating Club and several hockey schools, camps and leagues. Over 3,000 blocks of ice time are booked by groups each year. This type of impact brings an estimated 200,000 persons through the doors annually.

Torrey Arena Stats
Size: 200' x 85'
Seating: 2,000
Type: Geo-Exchange - 2008
Year Built: 1972, Renovated in 1993 & 2008
ritsche Arena Stats
Size: 200' x 85'
Seating: 400
Type: Geo-Exchange - 2008
Year Built: 1997

Baseball Stadiums


The initial baseball field, which is known today as Dick Putz Field was opened in 1971 for baseball. Over the next 40 years Dick Putz Field has gone under several upgrades and renovations, making it one of the finest fields in the Nation. In 1993, Dick Putz Field was honored by the National High School Coaches Association as recipient of its 1993 "Field of the Year". In 1998, the addition of Joe Faber Field made the MAC a unique complex with two beautiful regulation size baseball fields side-by-side. Each year the two fields average over 400 games between the two of them. Teams from the area high schools, colleges, VFWs, Legions and amateur leagues make up the groups using these two fields. Each year the field host several prestigious tournaments starting with the State Class "AA" tournament, sandwiched by Legion and Amateur tournaments and winding up with St. Cloud Rox playoffs and Amateur state tournament qualification games.

The MAC hosts the St. Cloud Rox which is a team from the collegiate "wooden bat" Northwoods League. The Rox play 35+ games a year each summer.

In 1998 the MAC opened its second stadium, Joe Faber Field. This field lies directly to the north of Dick Putz Field. The two full facility stadiums, only 200 feet apart, make for an excellent situation for hosting tournaments, playoff games and state tournaments.

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Golf Course


The Veterans Public Golf Course was taken over by the City of St. Cloud from the V.A. Hospital in 1990. Since that time, the MAC has made significant strides on making course improvements. Then in 1997 the MAC made arrangements with the V.A. Medical Center to lease the property for a period of 35 years. This arrangement allowed the City of St. Cloud to renovate the course to its current executive par 30 status.

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