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Wild Hockey

Love this venue for hockey. Lots of fun commentary and contests during down time. Would love to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Sports, Concerts, and special events.

An excellent venue for all of the above with unobstructed and comfortable seating. Modern, clean... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Twin City, Georgia
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199 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Concert was fabulous, security was absolutely the worst I've ever experienced. Rude, obnoxious condescending. My husband's artificial knee set off the red alarm, but she demanded it was me, after removing my belt, (with small buckle), a watch, and almost my jewelry I noticed I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this venue for hockey. Lots of fun commentary and contests during down time. Would love to come for a concert sometime. Parking in the area is pricey.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

An excellent venue for all of the above with unobstructed and comfortable seating. Modern, clean, and well designed. Food in and restaurants aroud the area. Parking ramps available, though for sports events rates rocket. Public transit available. Main Floor seating for a concert required viewing...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jesseMN
Reviewed November 30, 2018

#29 of 31 current NHL Cities, a tour spanning three decades to when Mike Modano was sporting an N on Green and Yellow, Xcel Energy Center stacks up well to other arenas built post-2000, the wide concourses and good sight-lines offering fans a great view...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

The venue is great and easy to get to. There is a hotel and parking garage right across the street. We went to a Wild game in section 123 and it was awesome!! The food and beer is expensive as you would expect in an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

yes, it's an arena and the seating is less than comfort level. However arena concerts are a fact of life and this one has better acoustics and site lines than the alternatives in the Twin Cities area. The food options are usually outrageously expensive so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank smooth1111
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Unlike some other venues, the acoustics at the X is solid and it is an ideal venue to see a hockey game. Near a bunch of places to eat and drink and easy to get to with plenty of parking.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 996eda
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I like this place better than Target Center for concerts. It seems larger, and the acoustics are better. The people that work there are super friendly and helpful. The seating areas are always clean, and the bathrooms are clean too. The food selection could be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank betsy b
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Attended both a rock concert and hockey game over a recent weekend. Sat a long way away for the game, but still felt close to the action- big scoreboard helped. Accoustics for the concert quite good. Overall a great experience. Price of food and beverages...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here a few times and never been thrilled with it. It could definitely be worse but it could also be a lot better. It can hold 20k people but it seems like they’re trying to squeeze too many people in all the time...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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September 7, 2018|
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Response from CaptTrouble | Reviewed this property |
It ultimately depends upon how the band/performer sets up their stage. We went to the Arcade Fire concert and they played facing in all four directions, changing between song sets. Depends upon what you want to be near and... More
August 29, 2018|
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Response from Kaopas | Reviewed this property |
Club level would be great but if you're looking to save ton the tickets, standing room. Wouldn't be bad either...
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August 23, 2018|
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Response from Deborah A | Reviewed this property |
We stayed downtown a few years ago and we weren't impressed. Much better to stay a little further away. More reasonable, nicer hotels, better restaurants that aren't jam-packed with event-goers.
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lyz l
concert at xcel, wheelchair/accessible seating any good? (2 Replies)
Has anyone who uses a wheelchair been to a concert at the Xcel Energy Center, in an "accessible" section? Can you see if people in front of you are standing, or are the accessible seats in front, or have you had floor seats? Can you be on the floor if you use a wheelchair? What are the best (and/or worst) places to sit (with a wc) to see a concert?
August 21, 2014|
Response fromBonnie C|
I think they're pretty good seats. I recall the suites & table seating being behind the handicapped seating. The people in front of you are likely well below in seats in front of a railing. The handicap seating is usually on a "balcony" behind the railing, about 3-4' above the row in from to you.
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Coat Check at Xcel Energy Center?? (13 Replies)
Hi folks. Anyone know if there is a coat check at the Xcel Energy Center? We're coming to St. Paul for a concert there this weekend. Our hotel is a 5 minute walk but it looks like it's gonna be pretty cold this Sunday. We have floor tickets for the concert, so that means we won't have seats to put our coats on. I'd rather not hold my coat the whole concert, as I plan on rocking out quite a bit. ;) I'm also thinking of just not wearing a coat and making a run for it from the hotel to the...More
October 25, 2017|
Response frommntoathens|
The way Minnesotans would normally do it is to leave the jacket in the car and make a run for it. Or for the weather how it will be this weekend, a casual stroll for it :) But you could call guest services at xcel energy center to find out about a coat check. I do not know.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Alert: GOP Convention 9/1-4/08 = Tight Twin Cities Lodging (3 Replies)
FYI-- compliments of (and credit to) Minneapolis Star-Tribune newspaper article 11/16/07, written by Susan Feyder. The US National Republican Party (Presidential Candidate Nomination) Convention will be Sept. 1-4, 2008, at the Xcel Energy Center arena in St. Paul. As part of the bid to host the event, there was a guarantee of 30,000 of 35,000 available rooms of what was described as within a 30-min. drive to downtown St. Paul. Exact properties were not listed. Keep in mind the tight...More
November 16, 2007|
Response fromStpauliaina|
absolutely would not agree to travel to the twin cities during the convention. Security peeps just get stupid and drunk with power that MMP. good luck Karras during the LONG! EVENT