Regarded as one of the finest arenas in the world, Xcel Energy Center is home to the NHL's Minnesota Wild, the NLL's Minnesota Swarm and a multitude of premier sports and entertainment events annually.
Connected to the Saint Paul RiverCentre convention center, Xcel Energy Center is situated on a six-acre site encompassing 650,000 square feet. Over 500 pieces of glass create its beautiful, 23,000-square-foot, trademark exterior. One of the most eye-catching interior focal points is the electronic display system that includes a 360-degree video ribbon board and an eight-sided, 50,000-pound scoreboard.
With four separate concourses on four seating levels, plus the Al Shaver Press Box on the fifth level, Xcel Energy Center’s open concourses are fan friendly, measuring as much as 70 feet in width providing an open view of the ice. The venue seats 18,064 for hockey games, and each of its four levels were strategically positioned to create great sightlines.
There are 74 executive suites; 12 on the main concourse and 62 on the Executive Suite Level. One level above is the RBC Wealth Management Club Level, which boasts roughly 3,000 luxury seats, an exclusive merchandise store, and upscale food and beverage options anchored by Headwaters, a full-service bar and restaurant.
Xcel Energy Center was named “Best NHL Arena” by SportsBusiness Journal/SportsBusiness Daily in its 2006 Reader Survey and recognized for the “Best Fan Experience” by Forbes magazine in its 2006 “Business of Hockey” report. Sports Illustrated named the arena its "top choice" among NHL buildings in its 2006 NHL Preview issue.
In addition to hockey, Xcel Energy Center has been nominated eight times (2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) for "arena of the year" by leading concert-industry publication Pollstar magazine.
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