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Xcel Energy Center

Xcel Energy Center

Hockey Arena, Stadium, and Music Venue
Downtown St. Paul, Saint Paul
  • This hockey arena is famous for their concerts. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Mallorie G.
    "The Xcel Energy Center is a beautiful and fun arena."(15 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)
155 Tips and reviews
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  • minnesota swarm
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  • Michael S.
    Michael SimondsDecember 1, 2017
    Everything is expensive; very expensive.
  • Kristen A.
    Kristen AckermanOctober 25, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    The blimp is amazing.
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NilgesAugust 6, 2017
    Great for concerts! Lines moved fast thanks to numerous places to get refreshments and quality staff.
  • Jeremy L.
    Jeremy LebensMarch 1, 2017
    Club level seating still has a decent view. Clean restrooms and facilities.
  • Marty O.
    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
  • Bill R.
    Bill RoyceFebruary 11, 2017
    Been here 50+ times
    Happy hour
  • Jeremy L.
    Jeremy LebensNovember 20, 2016
    Beautiful-looking and clean arena. Lots of food choice too. Over-priced, but aren't all arenas?
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SobocanJuly 30, 2016
    Great venue for both hockey and concerts. Well organized arena that is easy to get around
  • Libby L.
    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.
  • Corey P.
    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.
  • Mark G.
    Mark GreenApril 2, 2016
    The suite!
  • Dave S.
    Dave SwansonMarch 11, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Great venue for hockey and concerts.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RMarch 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place on Earth for hockey.
  • The Product Poet
    The Product PoetDecember 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    If you are up on the club level, check out the desserts. The fluffernutter pie is delicious.
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda ShobergAugust 25, 2015
  • Robin E.
    Robin EdmanMay 13, 2015
    The food does not compare favorably to Target Field.
  • The Product Poet
    The Product PoetMay 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best hockey arena in America. Favorite section to watch a hockey game is 104.
  • Nancy C.
    Nancy CarriganApril 21, 2015
  • Robin E.
    Robin EdmanApril 14, 2015
    We get pretty good food at this arena.
  • Darci M.
    Darci MatthewsMarch 29, 2015
    Awesome place to watch hockey!
  • Melting Hearts USA S.
    Melting Hearts USA SunglassesMarch 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    GO WILD! Great place to watch a great team!
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas SwierzewskiMarch 27, 2015
    Go wild go
  • Jered W.
    Jered WeberMarch 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the Minnesota Swarm. Lacrosse is a fun sport to watch.
  • 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
  • Ray D.
    Ray D.March 16, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    There are no bad seats here.
  • Shari M.
    Shari MartinFebruary 4, 2015
    Let's play!!!!
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyJanuary 24, 2015
    They don't accept clipped IDs at the bars in the concourse, no matter your age.
  • M Alejandra P.
    M Alejandra Patal GJanuary 18, 2015
    Fuuun! Go wild! Nice stadium!
  • Stacy H.
    Stacy HintzmanJanuary 7, 2015
    Corn Beef sandwich in club level!!!!!
  • Chris J.
    Chris JJanuary 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    New video screen?
  • Rachel L.
    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. :)
  • Kevin A.
    Kevin AlfsonJanuary 3, 2015
    Wild hockey
  • Brittany
    BrittanyDecember 12, 2014
    Great view from the bud light VIP lounge.
  • Joshua B.
    Joshua BickertNovember 30, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Wild hockey
  • Jason K.
    Jason KearneyNovember 17, 2014
    Motley Crüe was awesome
  • Chris S.
    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!
  • Bill R.
    Bill RoyceOctober 23, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Cranberry vodka at Two Gingers.
  • Todd L.
    Todd LarsonOctober 23, 2014
    Minnesota Wild tonight!!! Let's win!
  • Bill R.
    Bill RoyceOctober 10, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Opening night .
  • Juli D.
    Juli DrainOctober 4, 2014
    Hockey time!
  • Stacy H.
    Stacy HintzmanOctober 4, 2014
    Back in our seats. Go Wild
  • 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
  • Lane P.
    Lane PelovskyAugust 15, 2014
    Awesome Venue for Wild Games and great concert acoustics
  • Brandon M.
    Brandon MiddletonAugust 11, 2014
    Great arena if you don't suffer from vertigo.
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa Lehn-MagnusonAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Rod Stewart n Santana!!!
  • Greg W.
    Greg W.August 7, 2014
    Great sight lines and crowd
  • Avery L.
    Avery LehrApril 29, 2014
    Get the pulled pork sandwhich!
  • Brad K.
    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.
  • Rachael L.
    Rachael LybeckDecember 18, 2013
    They don't take clipped IDs no matter what. Find a friend to buy you beer for the night.
  • Ivana S.
    Ivana Savage-FlynnDecember 13, 2013
    Let's GO BLUES!
  • Julie B.
    Julie BustosNovember 18, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Definitely see a Jets @ Wild game. Great crowd!
  • Christian L.
    Christian LopezNovember 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The wifi sux!
  • Derrick S.
    Derrick SchmittOctober 4, 2013
    Hockey!!! $10 parking across the street..
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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 B.
    Tim ButlerJuly 15, 2013
    The bar closes a little too early... Dumb!!! No more. Inverts here for me, except in the box suites! I should have known better...
  • WMS
    WMSMay 21, 2013
    Home of the Minnesota Wild!
  • Tom M.
    Tom MalaskeMay 5, 2013
    Head Waters has a great pre-game brunch!!!!
  • Chris R.
    Chris R.April 16, 2013
    The xcel is very nice, clean and the staff was really helpful and nice!
  • j
    jMarch 31, 2013
    Section 209 Row 7 Seat 9, enjoy the metal bar you get to sit on. Seat has no cushion.
  • 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
  • A Noom T.
    A Noom TwentyMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Minnesota Wild
  • Nicholas E.
    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...
  • Heather R.
    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!
  • Sara S.
    Sara SchirerFebruary 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Going to watch my friends son wrestle
  • 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
  • Angie T.
    Angie TaylorFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Come watch the Minnesota Swarm!!!
  • Jacob H.
    Jacob HolubFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're here for a Swarm game, check into the Hive
  • Cristo L.
    Cristo LeonFebruary 14, 2013
    Home of the Minnesota Wild
  • Brooke R.
    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!
  • David H.
    David HuberFebruary 3, 2013
    Worlds toughest rodeo
  • Lina G.
    Lina GonzoJanuary 30, 2013
    Don't try to catch the puck! Just duck!
  • Patrick
    PatrickNovember 12, 2012
    Great venue for live music!
  • Christo C.
    Christo CollinsNovember 4, 2012
    Watch out for Punchy. He's in Madonnas dressing room. Smelling things. Waiting. Watching.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin Daniel WhiteJune 14, 2012
    OMFG This is the place to be When The Greats NHL Team Plays HOCKEY!
  • Betty M.
    Betty MMay 27, 2012
    excellent venue for concerts.
  • Deborah P.
    Deborah PaulMay 20, 2012
    Man that trumpet player in kook in the gang is amazing
  • Angie T.
    Angie TaylorMay 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Swarming is right!!! Let's go Swarm!!!!!!!!
  • Mariela A.
    Mariela AguirreApril 23, 2012
    Get your tickets early for the hockey game! MN Wild store was awesome!!!
  • Jacob H.
    Jacob HolubApril 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you are here for Swarm game, check in to the Hive.
  • Larry T.
    Larry ThompsonApril 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't pee in the wind
  • 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.
  • Molly L.
    Molly LoderApril 1, 2012
    One slice of pizza...$7.50
  • Nick T.
    Nick TitusMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try Mr. B's BBQ, it is the best!
  • Ben K.
    Ben KnaakMarch 20, 2012
    Hopefully we lose the rest of our games and get Nail Yakupov somehow in the lottery draft
  • Kayjo K.
    Kayjo KarnitzMarch 19, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The BEST place for concert! && love the watching hockey games there.
  • Alex B.
    Alex BureshMarch 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ralph Engelstad East during the Final Five!
  • Cecily S.
    Cecily SmithMarch 14, 2012
    Have an adult beverage and some yummy food and dont forget to cheer for your team!!! Go wilds
  • Cecily S.
    Cecily SmithMarch 14, 2012
    Cheer as loud as you can lets go wilds!!!! Yay!!!
  • Eric F.
    Eric FolsomMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    suite 36... Thanks Super America!
  • Lee J.
    Lee JohnsonMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Desmond loves Hockey
  • PJ M.
    PJ MFebruary 19, 2012
    Don't poke the Bear!
  • Robert A.
    Robert AlmFebruary 15, 2012
    I had a great time at the Wild game with my sweetie
  • Marni O.
    Marni OberprillerFebruary 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Bypass lane!
  • Janelle D.
    Janelle DanielsonJanuary 22, 2012
    After the game check out the MNRG roller derby bout. Wild fans don't have to pay after the game
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SchniderJanuary 15, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Love this place!! Not a bad seat in the house for any event!
  • Charles E.
    Charles EdgeJanuary 15, 2012
    Wild, up close and personal!
  • Perry
    PerryJanuary 5, 2012
    Best hockey arena in the world.
  • Dana P.
    Dana PenkivechDecember 29, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Show up early and check out the artifacts scattered throughout the concourses
  • Jacob F.
    Jacob FreilingDecember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't waste your money on the nasty burgers.
  • Oreo P.
    Oreo PonceDecember 14, 2011
    Go HAWKS!!!!!!!
  • Carolyn O.
    Carolyn OlveraDecember 11, 2011
    Disney on ice. Need I say more?
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Mitch K.
    Mitch KollerOctober 28, 2011
    9$ beer does not deserve a tip
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LongOctober 27, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The Harbor Bar at sec 126 now has ginger ale which is an essential companion to Crown Royale.
  • James M.
    James MurrayOctober 16, 2011
    Told you red wings would take it. 3-2. Good game Wild.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MacKenzieSeptember 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    No Labatt Blue this year!! Bad move!
  • Mercedes E.
    Mercedes ErpeldingJuly 7, 2011
    All hoes get on your toes
  • Tomasz M.
    Tomasz MajewskiJune 24, 2011
    Free parking & shuttle at Bennett's Chop & Railhouse on West 7th. Good specials too!!
  • Kathleen B.
    Kathleen BoggsJune 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Wild games - amazing!
  • 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.
  • Tony F.
    Tony FApril 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch an NCAA Championship
  • Liz B.
    Liz BognerApril 9, 2011
    UMD has ugly parents.
  • Matt K.
    Matt KaskavitchApril 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Not a bad seat in this joint....
    POWERADEApril 8, 2011
    When you're leaving frozen four April 7th, 8th and 9th stop by and see the powerade ION4 team in action and get done hydration!
  • Robert M.
    Robert MorelandMarch 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    GO WILD!!!!!
  • 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.
  • David S.
    David SykeMarch 10, 2011
    State High-school hockey tournament is the best!
  • Xcel Energy Center M.
    Visit the WCHA jersey display near Gate 2.
  • Xcel Energy Center M.
    Visit the Frank "Cody" Winters exhibit near Section 217 of Xcel Energy Center.
  • Xcel Energy Center M.
    If you have any guest service related questions while you are at Xcel Energy Center, text "Assist" plus your request to 83281. Message and data rates may apply.
  • Abby N.
    Abby NormalFebruary 19, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The lower level seats are great for any event especially for MN Wild hockey games. Go Wild.
  • Abby N.
    Abby NormalFebruary 19, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't wear overpowering perfume or cologne please ;)
  • Xcel Energy Center M.
    Personalize your Wild jersey while you are at the game! Visit The Hockey Lodge booth near section 119 for more information.
  • 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 ...
  • Linkin Park
    Linkin ParkJanuary 28, 2011
    Be sure to check-in to the Linkin Park show tonight and share with your friends on Twitter and Facebook. One person will receive a prize pack from LP. Read more
  • Michael H.
    Michael HemmeschJanuary 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best arena for pro hockey
  • M. Opaliski
    M. OpaliskiJanuary 16, 2011
    The Wild have some rocking 3rd's this season, much better than the Red and Green.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Troy K.
    Troy KingDecember 28, 2010
    see the Transiberian Orchestra
  • John T.
    John ThurstonDecember 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Skate @ the Xcel Energy Center. Fun to skate where the big boys play!
  • Kirsten B.
    Kirsten BartaDecember 4, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The Philly cheesesteak nachos on the lower level are awesome
  • Minnesota Wild
    Minnesota WildDecember 3, 2010
    Visit Nordy's Pond near section 123. You may also see him walking around the concourse.
  • 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.
  • Fiona Q.
    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!
  • 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.
  • Inuyasha _.
    Inuyasha _____September 16, 2010
    Dave Matthews forever!
  • Erik P.
    Erik PittmanSeptember 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    DMB is the best live show I've ever seen!
  • Whitney H.
    Whitney HorkySeptember 15, 2010
  • Christopher
    ChristopherAugust 31, 2010
    Lady Gaga was pretty 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
  • Melani S.
    Melani SchwartzJune 2, 2010
    Go see a concert, and sing along as loud as you can. Crowd sing-alongs for stadium shows are incredible.
  • Judd S.
    Judd SampsonApril 1, 2010
    Go to a wild game, super fun.
  • Eric
    EricMarch 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Every seat is good for hockey..
  • Bria S.
    Bria SkalskyFebruary 21, 2010
    Go see Disney on Ice and relive that childhood happiness.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer S.February 7, 2010
    Best arena in the Nhl in my opinion!
  • Heather A.
    Heather AndersonFebruary 5, 2010
    Fun time at Minnesota's state sport, hockey!
  • Jeff N.
    Jeff NolanFebruary 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Attend a Minnesota Wild Hockey Game Read more
  • Joel T.
    Joel ThurstonOctober 27, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Yell "Let's play hockey!" from the Fox Sports stage on the Pressbox level.
  • Wendy B.
    Wendy BerryApril 17, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Go see the Swarm play! You might have to wait until next season, but even non-sports fans will be entertained.
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