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Michelle Obama
Mar 13, 2019

Michelle Obama

Mar 13, 2019

Michelle Obama

Dining Options

The Mich Golden Light Fan Zone, located at Gate 4 of the arena, will open at 6:30 p.m. and will offer happy hour pricing from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. plus a full-service bar and dinner menu.

The Reserve is an upscale lounge on the Bremer Bank Suite Level that boasts an eclectic, chef-driven menu and an array of cocktail options. To make a reservation, call 651-726-8400. The Reserve opens at 6:30 p.m.

Book Drive inspired by Michelle Obama

To celebrate Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama coming to Saint Paul on March 13, Xcel Energy Center and Live Nation are hosting a Book Drive in honor of Mrs. Obama's commitment to education. Donations will be given to Saint Paul Public Schools, including Barack and Michelle Obama Elementary School, for use in libraries and classrooms and as giveaways to students to supplement home reading materials. 

The public will have the opportunity to donate new and gently used books beginning Wednesday, March 13 at 10 a.m. until the start of the show at 8 p.m. Donations can be dropped off at the main entrance to Xcel Energy Center (Gate 1 off of Kellogg Blvd.).

Donation guidelines and suggestions:

  • Recent copyright (2012 or newer) nonfiction books suitable for children ages 4-12 on high interest topics like animals, cars, planets, space exploration and sports.
  • Popular series children's fiction titles such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries, Magic Tree House and Lightning Thief.
  • Children's perennial favorites such as Dr. Seuss, Mo Willems (Elephant and Piggie) and Doreen Cronin (Click Clack Moo) books.
  • Recent copyright (2012 or newer) picture books that feature contemporary children of color.

Bag Policy

To provide a safer environment and significantly expedite guest entry into the arena, Xcel Energy Center encourages you to not bring a bag to the event or to limit the size of the bag that you bring. Should you choose to bring a bag, we encourage using a clear tote (plastic, vinyl or PVC) that does not exceed 12" x 6" x 12" or a maximum one gallon size plastic storage bag. Small bags or clutch purses no larger than 5" x 8" are permitted. Oversized bags and backpacks are prohibited.

Xcel Energy Center Bag Policy - Dimensions and Examples

Mobile Entry

Pro tip for faster mobile entry: Add your tickets to your phone's "wallet" and have a fully charged battery.

Mobile tickets are accessed with a smartphone via the Ticketmaster app or mobile site in a QR code format and scanned at the gate for entry.

Once you are within 48 hours of your event, log on to your Ticketmaster account and add the mobile tickets to your Apple Wallet/Google Wallet app. Once you have added to the app, your QR code will be accessible for entry. This bypasses the need for Wi-Fi or cellular data at the gates.

Guests are reminded to fully charge their smartphones prior to arriving at the venue in order to access mobile tickets. Click here for more information.




Mar 2019