The Xcel Energy Center is a state-of-art multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex located downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Xcel Energy Center is part of the Rivercentre Convention Complex, which also includes Roy Wilkins Auditorium. The Xcel Energy Center opened in 2000 and quickly was dubbed "the X" by patrons. It was built on the site of the demolished St. Paul Civic Center. In 2004, the Xcel arena was named the best overall sports venue in the United States by ESPN.
The Xcel Energy Center is home to the National Hockey League's Minnesota Wild and also hosts a large amount of diverse entertainment events every year. The Minnesota Wild has sold out every single hockey game at the Xcel Energy Center since its inaugural game versus the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on September 29, 2000. Minnesota Wild Tickets at the Xcel Energy Center continue to be the most sought after tickets in the Twin Cities.
There have been many great events at the Xcel Energy Center. The arena has hosted such St Paul concerts as: The Police, Neil Diamond, The Dixie Chicks, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Barbara Streisand, Prince, Tim McGraw, Fleetwood Mac, Keith Urban, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, Creed, The Who, Rascal Flatts, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, The Eagles, John Mellencamp, Santana, Simon & Garfunkel, The Barenaked ladies and Billy Joel. The Xcel Energy Center has also been host to: The NHL All Star Game on October 5, 2005, the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Minnesota State High School Tournaments, the 2002 NCAA Frozen Four, the WCHA Final Five and the 2008 Republican National Convention.
The Xcel Energy Center Seating Chart is known for its four seating levels and its open concourses. The open concourses on the upper, lower and club levels allow fans to view the event while waiting to be seated or while ordering food and beverages. The extremely fan friendly venue seats over 18,000 for Minnesota Wild games. There are 74 suites at the Xcel Energy Center which also boasts an upscale Club Level. The St. Paul Club Level has 3,000 seats with unique food and beverage options. The "X" is known for its superior acoustics as well as its state-of-the-art eight-sided scoreboard.
If you have the opportunity to witness your favorite act or team at the Xcel Energy Center, you won't be disappointed by the overall experience of the "X". Minnesota Wild Tickets as well as Xcel Energy Center Concert Tickets are very hard to find and are often very expensive. Always make sure that you already have your tickets before you head down to the Xcel Energy Center because there are seldom good options available the day of the event and it will allow you to grab a beer and a burger at the Eagle Street Grille which is right across the street from the "X".
The Xcel Energy Center is located at 199 W. Kellogg Blvd.Saint Paul, MN 55102. Xcel Energy Center Parking is ample and very easy. The Xcel Energy Center Minnesota is one of the finest venues in the enire nation and St Paul is proud to be its' home.