Arena Features

Celebrity Puck Wall

Xcel Energy Center has traditionally presented performers with a hockey puck to commemorate their show in Saint Paul. A selection of autographed pucks from the venue’s 16 year history is displayed on the Celebrity Puck Wall.


These pucks were formerly located in the arena and now find a permanent home near the VIP/Gate 5 entry for all fans to enjoy.
 

Crow's Nests

Four interactive areas positioned in the arena’s interior corners. One is home to an organ in the shape of a Zamboni and one in the shape of a lighthouse. The other two are used for various entertainment opportunities during Wild games and arena events. 

Dining and Refreshments

  • Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Club
    Luxurious settings, amazing food and memorable service are what you will find when you dine in Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Club. Whether you’re cheering the home team or singing your heart out at a concert, you’ll savor the difference of our regionally-inspired menus and relax in the comfort of premium spaces at the home of NHL’s Minnesota Wild. Score a goal with your guests when you plan your next intimate gathering, corporate event or VIP dinner in Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Club, the premier bar and restaurant on the RBC Wealth Management Club Level, located near section C4. 
  • Mich Golden Light Fan Zone
    Slap shots, hockey pucks, overtime, encores and great food are what you will find when you visit the Mich Golden Light Fan Zone. You won’t miss a minute of the action with our 40 flat screen televisions and full service bar. Located near Gate 4 at section 120 on the 100 level, the Mich Golden Light Fan Zone is open two (2) hours prior to all Wild games and is open for select concerts and events.
  • The Reserve
    Our new upscale lounge on the Bremer Bank Suite Level boasts an eclectic, chef-driven menu and an array of cocktail options. In addition to enjoying dinner and drinks here during Minnesota Wild games, be sure to include The Reserve in your plans when coming to Xcel Energy Center for concerts and special events. This lounge is open to all guests with suite level tickets or reservations.
  • Concession stands with a variety of offerings can be found throughout the building.

Dressing/Locker Rooms

  • State-of-the-art home team locker room complete with spa, sauna, steam room, weight room, video coaching room and fully equipped medical room with X-ray capabilities
  • First-class visiting team locker room
  • Four auxiliary locker rooms
  • Four star dressing rooms and NHL officials dressing room 

Easy To Navigate

  • Xcel Energy Center’s wide-open concourses, measuring as much as 70 feet in width, offer guests an open view of every event. Each of the four levels was strategically designed to create great sightlines and superior acoustics.
  • Five public gate entrances, one with a clock tower in the center of it.

Exclusive Entertainment Areas

  • NHL Alumni Lounge
    Stunning, warm and intimate social gathering place complete with full bar, TV, leather furniture and memorabilia. The pine-finished lounge sits tucked away on the RBC Wealth Management Club Level providing the ultimate setting for privacy and exclusivity. 
  • Audi quattro Club
    Exclusive to Minnesota Wild On-the-Glass season ticket holders, the exquisite entertainment space features a radio broadcast studio, multiple TVs, a full bar and leather seating.
  • Bud Light Top Shelf Lounge
    Excusive to Bud Light Top Shelf Lounge ticket holders, the Bud Light Top Shelf Lounge is an all-inclusive loge area on the west end of the RBC Wealth Management Club Level. The lounge has a Scandinavian influence and includes 24 loge boxes, a canoe-inspired bar, sustainable lighting, an exclusive club area, a complimentary buffet, a private bar and iPad access.

Lighthouse

The Xcel Energy Center lighthouse highlights the energy in the building and with its blaring horn becomes the focal point each time the Minnesota Wild score a goal.

Press Facilities

  • State-of-the-art press box with 150 seats and 8 individual pre-cabled broadcast booths for television or radio
  • Press lounge with full-service kitchen and seating for approximately 100
  • Press conference room and digitally-equipped “darkrooms”
  • Press workroom featuring 27 individual desk spaces, phone and Internet accessibility 

Prince Tribute

Throughout the arena, Xcel Energy Center showcases photos and memorabilia of artists who have played the venue. One of Minnesota's favorite musical sons is deserving of a unique tribute. Located in the lobby area of Gate 1, the display highlights a replica of the Minnesota Wild jersey presented to Prince in 2004 as well as a chain art mural of original artwork by illustrator Robert Carter.

State of Hockey Tribute

Xcel Energy Center’s State Of Hockey Tribute is dedicated to Minnesota’s contributions to the sport of hockey. The museum exhibits are located throughout the arena and highlight high school and college hockey jerseys from across the state of Minnesota, Minnesota State High School League tournaments, the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame and several Minnesota college hockey award winners. 

Below are listed the exhibits that can be viewed in Xcel Energy Center:

  • Wells Fargo Jersey Wall: The jerseys of approximately 215 high school hockey teams (almost all of the boys’ programs and about a third of the girls') are on display on the Bremer Bank Suite Level. These pose a striking tribute to high school hockey in the state and highlight the hosting of both the annual boys' and girls' MSHSL tournaments each February and March in the arena.
  • Minnesota State High School League Tournaments: As a complement to the high school jersey exhibit, St. Paul Pioneer Press headlines from eighteen selected tournaments are displayed on eight support pillars that surround the lower level. The exhibit begins with the very first event in 1945 and includes representations from the second level boys’ tournament as well as the girls’ competition that began in 1995.
  • College Hockey Awards: Located outside the Mich Golden Light Fan Zone just inside Gate 4 are the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Awards annually honoring the nation’s most outstanding male and female college players.
  • U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Exhibits: The 100 level’s Mich Golden Light Fan Zone features six exhibit cases relating to the Eveleth, Minnesota-based tribute to hockey in the United States. Two cases are dedicated to the museum and its exhibits while four rotate on a two-year basis and highlight various Iron Range communities as well as the area's outstanding players and teams. In addition, the walls feature murals of past senior, high school, and youth teams from across "the Range."
  • WCHA: As the past host of the WCHA’s Men’s Final Five Tournament, Xcel Energy Center displays an exhibit just inside Gate 2 of the Broadmoor Trophy that goes to the winner of the Final Five event. In the same general vicinity is the restored original Zamboni from the St. Paul Auditorium, wall hangings recognizing historic moments in Minnesota hockey.
  • St. Paul Champions: The RBC Wealth Management Club Level exhibits honor St. Paul minor league (plus one major league) champions representing the seasons of 1919-20, 1934-35, 1948-49, 1959-60, 1960-61 and 1964-65. These exhibits include a replica jersey and St. Paul Pioneer Press headlines and photographs that appear on six support pillars near the surrounding seating area. Also on this level, a hockey timeline features significant events in Minnesota history.
  • Other Exhibits: Rotating exhibits on various aspects of Minnesota hockey can be found in the Hockey Lodge and at Gate 3. The latter area also features an exhibit on Mr./Ms. Hockey that annually recognizes the most outstanding male and female Minnesota high school hockey players. Other lower level concourse wall exhibits feature hockey legend Herb Brooks and former Wild players Sergei Zholtok and Derek Boogaard. The 200 level concourse highlights the state’s first major league team, the St. Paul Athletic Club, and its greatest player Frank "Moose" Goheen. Also on that level are photomurals of historic Minnesota arenas and wall treatments of junior and women’s hockey. The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has its own jersey display representing the league’s nine varsity programs.

Video Display

  • In 2014, Xcel Energy Center unveiled a spectacular center-hung video display, the sides of which span "blue line to blue line" providing unparalled live video and instant replays or can be divided into separate windows to show a variety of statistics, scoring information, graphics and animations, and sponsor advertisements.

  • The main scoreboard features 3,250 square feet of total combiend LED display area.

  • An HD/LED matrix display rings the entire suite level of the arena.The rings and circle displays provide the opportunity to supplement information shown on the main displays with additional statistics, advertisements and other graphics.

  • All of these displays are full color and capable of spectacular animation.

Xcel Energy Warming House

The Xcel Energy Warming House is an inviting new exhibit located at Section 124 and offers a great way for fans to support the Salvation Army’s Heat Share program. The program provides funds to people across the State of Hockey who need assistance paying their heating bills during the long winters. When fans make a donation, they will create their own personalized commemorative puck right on site.

Wi-Fi

Xcel Energy Center has free, venue-wide Wi-Fi available for all events. Inside the venue there are more than 350 Wi-Fi access points covering the seating area, concession stands and concourses on all levels. Guests can easily connect to the Wi-Fi network by selecting 'XECWifi' from among the connection options appearing on their device.

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