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Review of Xcel Energy Center

Xcel Energy Center
Ranked #5 of 127 things to do in Saint Paul
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Yes, the consessions are expensive. That's why no matter what the event, we eat before we get there. Of course we still get something to drink but that's usually about it. It keeps prices down. The food, if you choose to order it is quite good though. I have seen sporting events and concerts here and can attest to the overall comfort of this entire arena. There is not a bad seat in the entire place (some are just better then others) and the restrooms are clean. Parking is not a problem. This arena would be hard to improve on in my opinion. They did this one right.

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Me and my friend saw a Minnesota Wild game in the middle of April. Great arena! Really cool that the bottom floor is totally open, so you can see a hockey game while standing. Seats are good and there's a cup holder for every seat where you can put your beer or a soda. Very fresh arena, The only downside is that it's quite expensive to drink and eat there. A bottle beer cost $8 and a beer mug $9.50. Also the crowd was the quietest crowd that I have seen so far off all the different teams that I have seen live. It was almost like the only time the crowd cheered was when the Wild scored a goal. Overall a very good arena, but I expected more from a crowd that comes from the State of Hockey.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have been to a number of concerts over the years at Xcel Energy Center and enjoyed them all. Getting inside and out is not to hard going through the crowd, it has pretty good ingress & egress. The sound system and acoustics are pretty good too.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

great place to watch hockey!!!!!!! Very clean and well staffed facility. And lots of hotels and resturaunts near by.

Thank stoverasap
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We visited the Xcel Center twice in a weekend, once for a hockey game (go Oilers!) and to see Fleetwood Mac in concert. We left early the MOA early and found a parking spot in a lot just across the road. Caught some food at a local restaurant and enjoyed our visit to the center. Always expensive for food and drinks, but you should expect that at any place like this. Still cheaper than others. Staff were very helpful and smiling all the time. At the end, it didn't take long to exit and less time to leave the parking lot and get on the highway to head back to the hotel. Great experience both times.

Thank RandyMark
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