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Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul

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Host to an array of concerts, spectator events, and other shows, Xcel Energy Center most notably serves home to the NHL's Minnesota Wild. Join a guided tour of the stadium, which is able to host upward of 20,000 people, to see the facility's inner workings and behind-the-scenes areas integral to its daily functioning. Check the event schedule as well to see if you can catch a hockey game or other event during your visit. Afterward, you can chow down at one of the two on-site restaurants serving classic stadium and grill food. Be sure to reserve tours ahead of time, as availability depends on other events. Use our Saint Paul trip planner to arrange your visit to Xcel Energy Center and other attractions in Saint Paul.
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  • Always a good time when attending a MN Wild game. Food is your standard arena food. Beer is a bit pricy. The mini donuts are excellent when fresh from the vendor. Don’t forget to stop in the hockey lo...  more »
  • This is a great facility and the staff are well trained and friendly. Getting through security was quick and orderly. Ushers were friendly and helpful in guiding to our seats. A great facility for gre...  more »
  • We love watching live games here, fantastic environment. Staff are well trained and polite. The facility is well maintained and always clean.  more »
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  • This is an energetic venue where all sorts of events take place. For Wild hockey games, I truly feel there's not a bad seat in the house. I especially like the "standing room only" seating, which is essentially bar-style seating but you can see the entire rink perfectly. Large scale concerts are also held here, sometimes with very good viewing and sometimes kind of poor, depending on stage placement/set-up. Parking is reasonable, though traffic out of downtown can be a mess after the venue. I recommend the light rail a few blocks away for much less frustrating transportation!
  • Love the stadium great set up. One place that doesn't have a bad seat in the house and I have sat every where. From Row 5 to the last seat on the top. Club level is so much fun there suite was fun experience too. Can't go wrong watching the Wild or going to a concert. Has far as there other shows like Disney on ice I don't know. If it's like any of the shows I ever been to I would say the closer the better.
  • I'm an Alabama native whom now resides in the Twin Cities. Needless to say, Hockey is like a foreign language to me. However, from the urging of Minnesotans and courtesy of my job, my family and I were able to attend a Wild game. It was an awesome experience! I loved it and so did my wife and kids. The X is a great venue. My only complaint is we lost. Other than that, it was a pleasurable experience.
  • I went there for Jingle Ball a couple months ago. I had a knee injury and was wearing a metal brace so I could clearly not go through the metal detectors they had set up. I talked to one of the security people expecting that I would have to be patted down or they would have a mini one that they would use on my upper body. The security guard told me to just go ahead and enjoy my show. What if I would’ve had a weapon concealed and they just told me to “go ahead”? Really speaks about their safety. Besides that, it’s a great venue, my ideal temperature, and it’s pretty easy to find your way around.
  • Love this venue. Nice seats, clean, easy to get around and easy to find. I have never had an issue here. Parking in the ramp is usually 15-20$ for a big event. Can't speak to the cost of food or drinks once in the venue. I watched a concert here yesterday and the attendee even gave me some free earplugs
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