Xcel Energy Center

Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul: Address, Phone Number, Xcel Energy Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Xcel Energy Center
4.5

Top ways to experience Xcel Energy Center and nearby attractions

The area
Address
Neighborhood: Downtown
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
686 reviews
Excellent
432
Very good
201
Average
38
Poor
6
Terrible
9

Yvonne Ben R
Burlington, WI26 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Great venue to watch a game. Beer, wine and cocktail selections are very good and moderately priced compared to other venues.

Food variety is very good and priced according. We recommend the Sirloin Sandwich at the chef carving kiosk on the Club level.

Not a bad seat in the house and the venue employees were exceptional, very helpful.
Written February 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jim B
Tiffin, OH110 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Get your transportation arranged for leaving the venue at night. The venue was awesome, very clean snd organized, we were there for a concert, had great seats. We were staying in Minneapolis, we’re told not to use the light rail public transit at night, on the recommendation of several locals. You need to make an uber or Lyft reservation way in advance, because they won’t come near that area at that time. That was the only problem we had , otherwise great time !!
Written October 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brando62
Saint Paul, MN300 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
I’ve been going to the X for nearly 20 years mainly for hockey games, but have also attended about a dozen concerts.

The sight lines are great everywhere with pretty open access to most seats. Upper deck seats are great for any event but stair pitch is steep.

Standing rails on the main level are a great alternative unless the crowd is standing.

Downsides: 4 pretty tight pinch points on the lower concourse, bathroom access on lower concourse can get tight in between periods. Selection of food on the upper and lower concourses is limited.

Consider going to the club level before the game or show for a better selection.

Plenty of great restaurants DT and on West 7th for ore and post game celebrations.
Written January 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maps80691
Illinois107 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Had a excellent time at the show tonight. But oh boy was some of the staff rude.
We were required to lock up our phones. Which was an inconvenience.
I was told to go ahead, but then some other guy grabbed me and told me to go thru the detector again. Please do not touch people.
Trying to leave was a cluster. Trying to go down the escalator, the crews kept yelling to use the stairs. Then once we finally got downstairs lots of yelling at us. Just not the best venue experience. Hopefully staff can be retrained. I get that everybody is looking for workers, but this place needs actual help.
Written April 24, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mongobud
Greenville, ME105 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
I have seen all the hockey rinks in the country but the MN Wild - they were the last team. 3 hours before the game on 3/12 all games suspended. Crap! But security at the rink was kind enough to let me get pictures of the rink after I purchased my last puck at the store. Folks here are very gracious and kind.

Very depressed and sad .....
Written March 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mntrav99
Dyersburg, TN4 contributions
Mar 2012 • Family
spent a couple weekends in March, 2012 at the Excel center for college Hockey tournaments. Hockey Arena is very nice, good seating and sight lines. Most of the staff was polite and helpful, but a couple of section attendants felt the need to make snarky comments when they saw you were wearing a jersey from 'the other team'. Refreshments were obscenely priced : bottle of water for 4.50 (after they make sure you don't bring in an empty bottle at the front gate 'security check'); bag of popcorn at $7; bottle of beer for $7.25. It's not like they have to go to extremes to bring in food/beverage options.

and don't even get me started on Ticketmaster ....
Written March 28, 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lacoste2009
Willmar, MN90 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
I really enjoyed the Club Level experience. There is only 8 rows of seats in this section and it provides for really great, quick service. I attended a Wild game and although full of 19,000+ people I felt very at ease and free to move around, not cramped. Plenty of bathrooms and places to grab food at. We also had a personal waitress taking orders, nice. Foods awesome, drinks are spendy, but the ticket was worth it.
Written February 17, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Matthew G
Palm Coast, FL18 contributions
Nearly every seat in the place is good. The sound is great. The lighting and visual effects is nice. Club level seats to Wild games are key.
Written March 23, 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

insight2actions
Cambridge, MN369 contributions
Feb 2020
Cannot beat Xcel Center for sports or events. It is a first class place and clean too. Lines are not long and they are efficient with all.
Written December 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AliciaM
Minneapolis, MN195 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Amazing venue for hockey games and music. Great vendors prior to games, and good food and drink options with all the booths, stations, and clubs within the space.
Written January 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 665
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Xcel Energy Center

We recommend booking Xcel Energy Center tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 2 Xcel Energy Center tours on Tripadvisor