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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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  • We went to worlds toughest rodeo last night it was a good event although at times seemed like they stalled the venue it's self good for hockey concerts (best sound in the area) and most any event  more »
  • great arena, seating is fantastic, love the horn going off for the Wild goals! views are great from any seat in the arena,  more »
  • New bag policy stinks. I gave up my Vikings tickets as it is too hard to bring my handicapped brother and fit it all in a extra small clutch. Now I guess we won't attend events at the Xcel. Still lovi...  more »
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  • I have been here twice in 2017, once for Tool and once for A Perfect Circle. Seating isn't bad. Sound is great. These are 2 bands that sound quality is very important for a great experience. It's usually fast to get in. You do have to go through a metal detector and no pat down. It's worth the time to make sure everyone is safe. Staff is always nice if you have questions. The only issue I have is the drink prices. I know it's an event and stuff costs more but maybe $8, instead of$11 would be great.
  • We love going to Wild games at the X. This facility is a top-rate arena. Some good options for food (obviously for an arena). Concourses can of course be crowded but being that they are split it up between the levels it's much more reasonable. Even the upper deck concourse is very nice and well stocked. When you're in the upper deck, you'll notice two things that set this arena apart. First, the concourse is above your seats unlike most arenas where you keep climbing up from the concourse. I find this to be much more convenient that climbing up 30 rows from the concourse. Also, I love the fact that many of the upper deck seats have a rail in front of them. This gives you less of the "I'm gonna fall out feeling". I think it also provides more leg room. I also feel that you have a pretty good view of the ice no matter where you sit at the X. I've been in the lower bowl, club level, and the upper deck and it always seems that you can see the action. Great arena for hockey!
  • I've now seen a hockey game & two concerts here. I've not had a single complaint yet. The views are excellent every single time. The floor is large enough for a big stage with plenty of room for performers. Definitely a quality venue for major acts to perform at.
  • This building is awesome, except for the door security, she was an absolute hassle, we couldn't figure out why the metal detector wouldn't allow me in and had a wand and said she could not use it, only took us 10 minutes and half stripped down to pass through. Anyhow, back to this building being awesome, pretty much clear vision from everywhere, great walking site before a show and not too full yet, food and drink is highly over priced, so eat and drink before you get there cause the bathrooms are free. Thanks for hosting a great show!
  • I recently attended a Wild game with a good friend of mine who's in a wheelchair. I have to say that the accessibility services at the X were outstanding. It was a relative breeze getting through security, staff were super helpful in aiding us to find what we were looking for, and the wait staff on the club level at our handicap-accessible seating were world class. They greeted us right away after we got situated, took our food and drink order right then and there, and delivered our food to us. Fantastic service!

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Places to stay in St. Paul sit concentrated in the downtown area. The Lowertown Historic District, which includes some of the city's oldest buildings, makes a particularly attractive option. Hotels, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts here can put you just steps from the Mississippi River, while the greater downtown area also offers apartment rentals and hostels. Staying downtown also puts you within walking distance of most of the city's prime attractions. Additionally, you'll find a handful of national-chain hotels on the east side of town near Interstate 494 / 694.
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