About Us

Xcel Energy Center is regarded as one of the finest arenas in the world. The one-of-a-kind, multi-purpose facility is home to more than 150 sporting and entertainment events and approximately 1.7 million visitors each year.

Location Saint Paul, Minnesota USA – Located on six-acres in downtown Saint Paul on the former site of the Saint Paul Civic Center Arena
Owner City of Saint Paul
Operator Saint Paul Arena Company (SPAC), an affiliate of Minnesota Sports & Entertainment (MSE)
Architectural Firm HOK Sports Facilities Group
Construction Cost $170 million
Opened September 2000
Home Teams NHL’s Minnesota Wild and NLL’s Minnesota Swarm
First Event Minnesota Wild vs. Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (3-1 win, preseason) – Sept. 29, 2000
Largest Concert Crowd 20,554 – Shania Twain – Oct. 28, 2003
Most Sellouts By An Artist 3 – Prince – June 16-18, 2004

Notable Events

2011 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four, 2011 NHL Entry Draft, 2011 Visa Championships, 2008 Republican National Convention, 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, 2006 Visa Gymnastics Championships, 2004 NHL All-Star Weekend, 2004 International Ice Hockey Federation World Cup of Hockey and the 2002 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four

Size & Capacity

Xcel Energy Center encompasses 650,000 square feet with four separate concourses and four seating levels plus a press level. It provides configuration capabilities to accommodate more than 20,000 guests.

  • Event Floor Level
  • Lower Seating Level
  • Bremer Bank Suite Level
  • RBC Wealth Management Club Level
  • Upper Seating Level
  • Al Shaver Press Box Level