Xcel Energy Center
is a multi-purpose arena located in Saint Paul, Minnesota and is home to the Minnesota Wild and the NLL’s Minnesota Swarm. The arena has a capacity of 18,064, and has four spectator levels: one suite level and three general seating levels. The arena is owned by the city of Saint Paul and operated by Minnesota Sports & Entertainment. Since the opening of the Xcel Energy Center in Sept. 2000, the Wild had sold out every single game,a string of over 400 games, that was finally broken on October 16, 2010.
Location: 199 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102 Opened: 2000 Capacity: Hockey – 18,064; Concerts – up to 20,500 (depending on configuration)
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Xcel Energy Center General Venue Information
Two major highways (Interstates 94 and 35E) run through downtown Saint Paul, making it easily accessible from all parts of the state. Xcel Energy Center is located on the corner of Kellogg Boulevard and W. 7th Street. The following directions will take you to the vicinity of Xcel Energy Center. For directions to parking lots, please refer to the parking section.
* Coming from the south
Take I-35 north to the Grand Avenue exit. Turn right and follow Grand Avenue to West Seventh Street. Take a left on West Seventh Street. Xcel Energy Center is located at the corner of W. 7th Street and Kellogg Boulevard.
* Coming from the north
Take I-35E south and exit on Wacouta, following it for seven (7) blocks to Kellogg Boulevard. Turn right. Xcel Energy Center is located at the corner of W. 7th Street and Kellogg Boulevard.
* Coming from the east
Take I-94 west and exit on 6th Street. Turn left on Kellogg Boulevard. Xcel Energy Center is located at the corner of W. 7th Street and Kellogg Boulevard.
* Coming from the west
Take I-94 east, exit on 5th Street. Xcel Energy Center is two stop lights from the exit ramp, straight ahead, at the corner of 5th Street and W. 7th Street.
Two on-site ramps are available with more than 2200 parking spaces, all directly connected via climate controlled access.
– The RiverCentre ramp is situated across from RiverCentre/Xcel Energy Center with the entrance located on the south side of Kellogg Boulevard.
– The Kellogg ramp is below RiverCentre’s Convention Center with the entrance located on the north side of Kellogg Boulevard.
There are numerous other places to park in downtown St. Paul in both covered parking ramps and open lots. Detailed information is available at http://www.xcelenergycenter.com/parking and http://www.saintpaulparking.com.
Xcel Energy Center is served by several bus lines. Call Metro Transit at 612/373-3333 or visit www.metrotransit.org for more information.
Box Office Numbers
Box office phone: (651) 726-8240
Minnesota Wild group sales: (651) 222-WILD
Minnesota Swarm group sales: (888) MNSWARM
Group sales for other events: 1-866-XCEL-TIX
Box office fax: (651) 726-8246
Internet web site: www.xcelenergycenter.com
Internet e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Box Office Hours
10:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday – Friday.
During the NHL season, box office hours are 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday – Saturday.
Types of Payment Accepted
Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express.
Will Call windows open 90 minutes prior to the event and will remain open through the second period for MN Wild games. Will Call is located at the box office at gate 1 of the arena. Tickets are released only to the person whose name appears on the Ticketmaster account or will call envelope. No one will be given tickets designated for another person. Proper photo identification is required, and purchasing credit card, if applicable. A signature from the person authorized to pick up the tickets will be obtained at the time of pick up.
Accomodations include accessible parking and drop-off areas, elevators, escalators, wheelchair accessible seating with excellent sightlines, accessible restrooms. ASL interpreters are provided upon advance request.
Assisted listening devices are available, as well as Braille and large print programs upon request.
There is elevator access to every level of the arena.
Non-professional, no flash photography is allowed for Minnesota Wild and Swarm games as long as you do not take pictures of in-motion game activity.
Recording devices are not allowed.
Cans, bottles, coolers and other outside food and beverages are not allowed.
Children under the age of 24 months will be admitted without a ticket if held on an adult’s lap. For children’s shows such as The Wiggles and Dragon Tales, children 12 months and older need a ticket.
Xcel Energy Center features numerous concession locations including 25 food stands, 18 portable kiosks, Headwaters Restaurant and Bar (located in the Treasure Island Resort & Casino club level) and the Iron Range Grill (located adjacent to gate 4). A wide selection of food is available – ranging from pizza, hot dogs, nachos, ice cream, coffee and much more (including, of course, beer and peanuts!).
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