About Xcel Energy Center
Xcel Energy Center
In Saint Paul, Minnesota can be found Xcel Energy Center, a multi-purpose arena home of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild. The stadium can accommodate 17,954 fans no matter the event.
The Xcel Energy Center opened in 2000 and was built over the St. Paul Civic Center after it was demolished. In 2001, the Minnesota Wild played their first game at the Xcel Energy Center against the Philadelphia Flyers. The game ended in a tie, but on October 18, 2001, the Minnesota Wild finally had their first win here by playing against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
In 2004, the Xcel Energy Center hosted the Vote for Change Tour which brought several musical talents to play at the venue. Additionally, In 2008, the Republican National Convention was held here.
Over the years, the arena has hosted many musical performers such as R.E.M, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young, as well as WNBA games like the Minnesota Lynx game in 2016 while their home arena was undergoing renovations. The Minnesota Swarm from the National Lacrosse League also played here from 2005 until 2015 when they left for Georgia. Xcel Energy Center is the first and only NHL building within the U.S to be certified.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Xcel Energy Center located?
Also known as "The X", this multi-purpose arena is located in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota.
What kind of events does Xcel Energy Center host?
True to its home, the Xcel Energy Center is all about ice hockey, however, they do host other major events throughout the year such as concerts.
Which team is playing at Xcel Energy Center?
Xcel Energy Center is home to the Minnesota Wild (NHL).
Where can I park for free at Xcel Energy Center?
Parking near the Xcel Energy Center is plentiful and affordable if you know where to look. Xcel Energy Center has partnered with Parking Panda to make it easier to finding parking near the venue. If you’re after convenience, you can find a space in a ramp or lot right next to the arena for roughly $30. Fans looking to save a few dollars on parking should take a look at the parking lot at 13 W Exchange St, which charges only $7 for Xcel Energy Center sporting events.
What is the seating capacity of Xcel Energy Center?
Xcel Energy Center events can host 17,954 fans.
Who owns Xcel Energy Center?
The arena is owned by the city of Saint Paul.
How do I get to Xcel Energy Center using public transport?
Fans who wish to save some bucks on parking can hop on the Metro Transit Bus. The Xcel Energy Center is easily accessible from several Lines servicing the downtown Saint Paul area.