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Xcel Energy Center

Xcel Energy Center

Hockey Stadium, Stadium, and Music Venue
Downtown St. Paul, Saint Paul
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  • Stars
    The concerts at Xcel Energy Center is a can't miss
  • Tips
    "Xcel Energy Center also is home to the NLL Minnesota Swarm."(3 Tips)
    Jeremy L.
    "Club level seating still has a decent view."(4 Tips)
    Chris S.
    "... arenas in sports - and Wild fans know why! Truly a gem of the Twin Cities!"(3 Tips)
    Corey P.
    "Great venue for concerts with amazing floor space and seating."(11 Tips)
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  • hockey
  • Wild games
  • minnesota swarm
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  • City Pages
    City PagesMarch 16, 2015
    Whether you are "living a teenage dream" with Katy Perry or cheering on the Wild the X is what every arena hopes to become. Acoustics are great, atmosphere is great, size is great. Read more
    Upvoted Apr 18
  • Jeremy L.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy LebensNovember 20, 2016
    Beautiful-looking and clean arena. Lots of food choice too. Over-priced, but aren't all arenas?
  • Corey P.heart icon on user image
    Corey PartinApril 20, 2016
    Great venue for concerts with amazing floor space and seating. Helpful, friendly staff with decent priced parking across the street. Great location surrounded with tons of awesome restaurants.
  • Leilani A.heart icon on user image
    Leilani AndrewsJuly 2, 2018
    I went for a concert and the space was great, extremely nice crew!
  • Chris S.heart icon on user image
    Chris SmalleyNovember 3, 2014
    Wild games are a blast!! The Xcel Energy Center has been named one of the best arenas in sports - and Wild fans know why! Truly a gem of the Twin Cities!
  • John M.
    John MannSeptember 7, 2014
    Eat at the Iron Range Grill inside the arena. Wild fans are very nice to visitors. Arena is in a great neighborhood. If you need help deciding which Seats to purchase for your next Wild game,check out Read more
  • David D.
    David DeuelMarch 15, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    There isn't a bad seat in the house, I have been happy with every place I have sat at this arena!
  • Libby L.heart icon on user image
    Libby LeeJune 18, 2016
    The state of hockey is where it's at. This place is fun and the people are nice no matter who you cheer for.
  • Melting Hearts USA S.heart icon on user image
    Melting Hearts USA SunglassesMarch 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    GO WILD! Great place to watch a great team!
  • Jeni P.
    Jeni PetersonMarch 12, 2013
    We will fight to the end We will stand and defend Our flag flying high and free We were born the child Of the strong and Wild In the State, the State of Hockey
  • Matthew S.heart icon on user image
    Matthew SobocanJuly 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great venue for both hockey and concerts. Well organized arena that is easy to get around
  • D ™
    D ™October 3, 2022
    Amazing sound here! Be sure that you check out Monday Night RAW! 🤙🏽
  • Rachel L.heart icon on user image
    Rachel LaCountJanuary 3, 2015
    It's so incredibly expensive to eat or drink here- like all sports stadiums. Gets to be a little too much if you're money-conscious. Pregame and drink after. :)
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    AAugust 6, 2017
    Great for concerts! Lines moved fast thanks to numerous places to get refreshments and quality staff.
  • Brooke R.heart icon on user image
    Brooke RaekerFebruary 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Head down to the Club Grill near the main doors on the first level for a nacho helmet. Five different kinds, most with chicken. Delicious!
  • Mallorie G.
    Mallorie GreinerApril 7, 2012
    The Xcel Energy Center is a beautiful and fun arena. Wild games are fun and everyone is super pumped. Stuff is very friendly and helpful.
  • ESPN
    ESPNOctober 28, 2011
    Minnesota is hockey heaven. If you’re not convinced of this fact, check out the jerseys from every single high school in Minnesota hanging on the concourse walls.
  • Xcel Energy Center
    Xcel Energy CenterSeptember 12, 2013
    Coming to Xcel Energy Center for a concert? Stop by our photo booth and enter our "Tag for Swag" contest. You could be Fan of the Night!
  • Marty O.heart icon on user image
    Marty O.February 24, 2017
    Sit in the Audi seats, just beware the parade of other Audi seat holders as they herd into the buffet between each period
  • Annyetta K.
    Annyetta KeefeJuly 13, 2012
    After you are finished there is a free beer and acoustic guitarist waiting at The Liffey for you! Go to to redeem your first drink for free.
  • Minnesota Wild
    Minnesota WildDecember 29, 2010
    Take a few minutes to walk around the arena to view the high school hockey jerseys that are proudly displayed on the suite level. These can also be viewed from the 100 level concourse.
  • Crystal T.heart icon on user image
    Crystal TeaqoMarch 5, 2018
    a very amazing venue, seen great concerts here!
  • Kristen A.heart icon on user image
    Kristen AOctober 25, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    The blimp is amazing.
  • Dewayne H.
    Dewayne HankinsJuly 15, 2010
    Annually recognized as one of the most gorgeous arenas. Xcel Energy Center is great for Wild games and has amazing acoustics for live shows. Read more
  • Julie B.heart icon on user image
    Julie BustosNovember 18, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Definitely see a Jets @ Wild game. Great crowd!
  • DZalumni
    DZalumniAugust 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    When you can, get Club Level seats. Better/healthier dining options, can run a tab at the bar and less crowded.
  • Tim K.
    Tim KindemFebruary 10, 2011
    The hot chocolate is really great. Brings me back to being a squirt and getting it out of an automatic vending machine at various hockey arenas around the state. Ah memories ...
  • NHL
    NHLOctober 5, 2010
    Fanatic Fact: The Wild entered the NHL as an expansion franchise in the 2000-2001 season, making it the first NHL franchise in Minnesota since the North Stars left for Dallas in 1993.
  • Brad K.heart icon on user image
    Brad KnutsonJanuary 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Even 200 level seats have great sight lines. There isn't a bad seat in the house.
  • Tyler K.
    Tyler KleinFebruary 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you ever get a chance to see the wild play do so. Always have a good time at the xcel center
  • Heather R.heart icon on user image
    Heather RickgarnMarch 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Easy access parking at the Science Museum. Use the skyway and you don't need to walk outside!
  • Republican National Convention
    The 39th Republican presidential nominating convention was held September 1–4, 2008 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Arizona Senator John McCain received the presidential nomination
  • Jeremy L.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy LebensMarch 1, 2017
    Club level seating still has a decent view. Clean restrooms and facilities.
  • Days Hotel on University
    Days Hotel on UniversityOctober 31, 2011
    Come here to enjoy a Minnesota Wild Hockey game while you are visiting us just minutes away in Minneapolis at the Days Hotel!
  • Minnesota Wild
    Minnesota WildNovember 24, 2010
    Check out the Xcel Energy Puck Wall near Section 124. You can still add your name to the wall if you would like! Stop by the Community Relations booth near that section for more information.
  • Paul J.
    Paul JahnMarch 21, 2011
    For Wild games, the United Hospital lot parking is only $10 and you can sneak away from exit traffic jam by heading west on Grand up to Crocus Hill.
  • Lane P.heart icon on user image
    Lane PelovskyAugust 15, 2014
    Awesome Venue for Wild Games and great concert acoustics
  • Paul B.
    Paul BangeSeptember 4, 2013
    The restrooms are some of the most sanitary I have ever seen in an arena. The staff deserves props.
  • Carolyn B.heart icon on user image
    Carolyn BenchDecember 14, 2018
    Been here 50+ times
    The main box office entrance is the easiest entrance
  • Fiona Q.heart icon on user image
    Fiona QOctober 15, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Some new food added by Levy in 2010. Organic Turkey Burger & Veggie burgers are terrible but the Funnel Fries with maple frosting for dipping are fantastic!
  • Chris R.
    Chris R.April 16, 2013
    The xcel is very nice, clean and the staff was really helpful and nice!
  • Brittany J.heart icon on user image
    Brittany JobesDecember 12, 2014
    Great view from the bud light VIP lounge.
  • Minnesota Wild
    Minnesota WildDecember 31, 2010
    If you are looking for healthy food options, there is a concession stand that you may enjoy near Section 109. We hope it is tasty!
  • j
    jMarch 31, 2013
    Section 209 Row 7 Seat 9, enjoy the metal bar you get to sit on. Seat has no cushion.
  • Christo C.
    Christo CollinsNovember 4, 2012
    Watch out for Punchy. He's in Madonnas dressing room. Smelling things. Waiting. Watching.
  • Scott S.
    Scott SchaeferMay 8, 2011
    For pre and post game go to Alary's which is a 1/2 mile away and take their shuttle. Your wallet will thank you.
  • Brandon M.
    Brandon MiddletonAugust 11, 2014
    Great arena if you don't suffer from vertigo.
  • Dave S.heart icon on user image
    Dave SwansonMarch 11, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Great venue for hockey and concerts.
  • Nicholas E.heart icon on user image
    Nicholas EgnerMarch 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pssst... durring the state hockey tournament you get a stamp for re-entry at the third gate.... in case you're thirsty...
  • Nick T.
    Nick TitusMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try Mr. B's BBQ, it is the best!
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