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Xcel Energy Center

Opened:Sept. 29, 1998Home Team:Minnesota Wild
Owner:City of St. PaulCapacity:17,954
Location:199 Kellogg Boulevard West, St. Paul, MNFormer Names:

Xcel Energy Center is a multipurpose arena in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States. Completed in 2000, it is named for its locally based corporate sponsor Xcel Energy. With an official capacity of 17,954, the arena has four spectator levels: one suite level and three for general seating. The building is home to the NHL’s Minnesota Wild.

The arena is owned by the city of Saint Paul and operated by the Wild’s parent company, Minnesota Sports & Entertainment. It is on the same block of downtown St. Paul as the RiverCentre convention facility, the Roy Wilkins Auditorium, and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. It shares a single indoor access area with the RiverCentre and Roy Wilkins Auditorium.

Xcel Energy Center Minnesota Wild
Xcel Energy Center, Home of the Minnesota Wild (AlexiusHoratius, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

First Game

  • Oct. 11, 2000 – Wild vs. Philadelphia Flyers (3-3 tie)

Notable Events

  • NCAA Frozen Four – 2002, 2011, 2018
  • Republican National Convention – 2008