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Xcel Energy Center

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199 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1200
+1 651-265-4800
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Great place for a concert!

We sat on the floor level about 1/3 of the way back. Acoustics were fantastic. Big screens, high... read more

Reviewed today
Deborah A
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Rochester, Minnesota
via mobile
Awesome Atmosphere during Wild Games!

We came to our first Wild game this winter and it was amazing! Parking was easy and convenient (not... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kayla B
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West Fargo, North Dakota
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hockey game” (58 reviews)
“wild game” (56 reviews)
“club level” (24 reviews)
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199 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1200
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+1 651-265-4800
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Reviewed today via mobile

We sat on the floor level about 1/3 of the way back. Acoustics were fantastic. Big screens, high security and packed house. Lots of steps though.

Thank Deborah A
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We came to our first Wild game this winter and it was amazing! Parking was easy and convenient (not the cheapest) and the atmosphere was awesome! The fans were into it, seats were great, anywhere you can think of and the people were great! The...More

Thank Kayla B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Excel center hosts not only MN Wild hockey games but has great acoustics for concerts. The venue is small and the center is located close to many restaurants and bars in Downtown St. Paul.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Although we live in Houston, my son is a huge Minnesota Wild fan. We decided to take a trip up to Minnesota for the weekend to catch a couple of games. Xcel Energy Center has good sized concourses to walk around in before and after...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Concert itself was good. People are friendly and bartenders were very good. Place is clean. Only suggestion would be to work on security. It was slow to get in and the same lady was asked to open her purse in front of me three times,...More

Thank Gregory S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended the Bon Jovi concert there the end of April ( 28th)! A friend from Pennsylvania came to town to see the concert, had been in town before to see the WILD hockey team play there, great place to see hockey also, not a...More

Thank Gary D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went ot see a concert here. we parked with the hotel across the street - handy, but expensive parking. the venue was easily accessible, with standard concert layout. the sound engineers, although not technically the Xcel Center's issue, were AWFUL! except for Train. somehow...More

Thank Steve E
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

Interior is extremely nice and upscale, walkways are usually pretty easy to maneuver during the game, and the atmosphere is electric. I've been to plenty of games where they have to amp up the crowd and it's somewhat cringy (looking at you, Timberwolves...) but this...More

Thank Shawzzy
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

I have been to this venue for hockey (Go WILD!), Trans Siberian Orchestra show and a Marvel Hero's live action show with my grandson. This venue is great for all types of events. Accessibility is fairly easy - park at Science Center (designated parking with...More

Thank Tina E
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Attended a Bon Jovi concert and was concerned our seats to the side of the stage would be an issue. Couldn't have been more thrilled with our views and the stage set-up! Great venue and everything was easy to get to.

Thank Lauri T
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Susie B
April 27, 2018|
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Response from sullytravels101 | Reviewed this property |
Floor seats can be challenging because of poor sight lines. There is no slope to the seats so the stage is usually at least 6 feet high and that does help. If you have 4 people in your party try to adjust seats to be behind... More
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Ruma T
February 17, 2018|
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Response from ilfd | Reviewed this property |
I would avoid those ticket locations if possible . The sound quality is set up to be directed forward of the stage and if there is a back drop you will not see anything of the show except possibly some back stage activities.
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