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About the Minnesota Wild
Minnesota Wild Tickets
A place like Minnesota deserves a professional hockey team. In fact, the Twin Cities probably need a hockey team more than most cities in the U.S. That’s why it was such a shame that for several years the NHL didn’t have a team in Minnesota. Fortunately, that brief but painful era came to an end in 2000 when the Minnesota Wild began to play as one of the league’s newest expansion franchises.
After the Minnesota North Stars relocated to Dallas in 1993, the effort to bring pro hockey back to Minnesota began almost immediately. Attempts to get an existing team to relocate failed, but when the NHL decided to expand, it presented the perfect opportunity to give the Twin Cities another franchise. Finally, the NHL granted Minnesota a team, and the Wild was born.
Almost the Same
Minnesota sports fans were hoping they’d get a winner when pro hockey returned. After all, the North Stars played in the Stanley Cup Finals just a few seasons before they left town. But it wasn’t so easy for the Wild, who missed the playoffs in eight of their first 11 seasons back in the NHL. Even a trip to the Western Conference Finals in 2003 and a division title in 2008 didn’t satisfy their desire for a winning team.
Things started to pick up a little in the 2012-13 season when the Wild snapped a four-year playoff drought and kicked off six consecutive seasons with playoff hockey. But with only two playoff series wins during those six seasons, the team has yet to satisfy their fans' hunger to win.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do the Wild play?
Since the team’s inception in 2000, the Minnesota Wild have played their home games at the Xcel Energy Center. The arena is located in the heart of St. Paul, Minnesota, not far from the banks of the Mississippi River and a short trip from downtown Minneapolis. While the Wild are the only permanent resident of the Xcel Energy Center, the venue has also been used to host the Frozen Four, professional lacrosse, and countless concerts.
When do Wild tickets go on sale?
Minnesota Wild tickets go on sale before the NHL begins its regular season. In fact, cheap Wild tickets to games played at Xcel Energy Center are available months in advance, as are Minnesota Wild tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check the Wild schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.
Is it better to buy Wild tickets in advance?
With Wild tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to Minnesota Wild games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.
What’s the best way to buy cheap Wild tickets?
The best way to buy cheap Wild tickets is always going to be from a secure online platform that connects fans and resellers. These ticket marketplaces often have some of the cheapest ticket prices and are the easiest way to shop for Minnesota Wild tickets. Can you buy Wild tickets at the stadium? Sure – but you’ll likely be paying a higher price than you need to!
Why should I choose Gametime over other ticket marketplaces?
Ticket marketplaces are the best place to find sports tickets. And when it comes to cheap Minnesota Wild tickets, Gametime is a no-brainer. Seats bought through us are affordable because we charge some of the lowest service fees anywhere. On top of that, we show you the view from the seats you’re shopping for thanks to our panoramic seat view photos. You’ll never have to buy seats blind with Gametime – you’ll know what your view at Xcel Energy Center will be before you buy those Minnesota Wild tickets.
So the next time you’re in the market for cheap Minnesota Wild tickets, turn to Gametime.