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Xcel Energy Center

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Address: 199 W Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone Number: 651 265 4800
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The Xcel Energy Center is by far one of the best venues for concerts, sporting events and conventions. It is clean, modern, the sound system is amazing and the sight lines are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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New Brighton, MNnnesota, USA
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New Brighton, MNnnesota, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Xcel Energy Center is by far one of the best venues for concerts, sporting events and conventions. It is clean, modern, the sound system is amazing and the sight lines are impressive. There's a good variety of concessions and restrooms are well-stocked, clean and plentiful. As far as I'm concerned it is the best venue in the Twin Cities.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Acoustics were fantastic. The arena was huge. Staff were accommodating and helpful with finding our seats and getting taxi service after the concert. I would definitely see another concert or even watching NHL games here in the future.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

it was very easy to get to this venue, there was LOTS of parking around the center, no congestion, saw Dave and the boys perform, when it was over, we were on our way back to hotel in less than 10 minutes.

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We went to the Xcel energy center on August 22nd for a concert (foo fighters). The concert itself was incredible and the venue definitely helped with that experience! The staff were helpful and attentive. The venue was clean and organized and I found it very easy to navigate from one side to another (despite how massive it is). The refreshment... More 

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Ramsey, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went to a MN Wild game in Feb. was great as always, have been to more than a few concerts here as well and they are always a good time. I have seen a few reviews complaining about food and drink prices and security stuff this is why I decided to write this. #1 If your planning on finding any... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Wide concourses, a plethora of concessions and extremely good sightlines for hockey. This is one of the best places to watch hockey. Knowledgeable albeit quiet fans (Go Jets Go) they are a polite bunch. The team store is what it should be for an NHL store. There is a pulled pork stand in one of the corners,seek it and be... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

100's of Wild games since 2003. Excellent seating. Parking spendy next to Rink so if it is nice out, try walking a short distance and save $10.00. Park across from St Paul Hotel is wonderful at night, plus teams stay at the hotel.

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Des Moines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I recently attended the Motley Crue concert at this venue! It was great once you got inside. Awesome sound, great seats. There is construction all around the venue and made it a little difficult getting there. I would recommend going to this venue.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Nice Venue, but the concession prices are outrageous. They also wouldn't let us bring a camera in so we had to bring it all the way back to the parking lot, only to get back and see other people with a similar camera inside. The security staff were rude too.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

If you're forced to see a concert at this venue, the sound quality is far superior to the Target Center in Minneapolis.

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