Xcel Energy Center

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Xcel Energy Center
The X
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Location 199 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Coordinates 44°56′41″N 93°6′4″W / 44.94472°N 93.10111°W / 44.94472; -93.10111Coordinates: 44°56′41″N 93°6′4″W / 44.94472°N 93.10111°W / 44.94472; -93.10111
Opened 2000
Owner City of St. Paul
Operator Minnesota Sports & Entertainment
Surface Multi-surface
Construction cost $130 million USD
Architect Populous
Capacity

Ice hockey / Lacrosse: 18,064 (18,568 with standing room)
Concerts:

  • End Stage 14,440
  • Center Stage 20,554
Tenants
Minnesota Wild (NHL) (2000–present)
Minnesota Swarm (NLL) (2005–present)

Xcel Energy Center (The X) is a multi-purpose arena in Saint Paul, Minnesota, sponsored by Xcel Energy.

It is home of the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League and the Minnesota Swarm of the National Lacrosse League.

It is owned by the city of Saint Paul and operated by Minnesota Sports & Entertainment.

It is on the same block as the RiverCentre convention facility, Roy Wilkins Auditorium, and Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.

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Events and Tenants
Preceded by
First Arena
Home of the
Minnesota Wild

2000 – present
Succeeded by
current
Preceded by
Pepsi Arena
Albany, New York
Host of the
Frozen Four

2002
Succeeded by
HSBC Arena
Buffalo, New York
Preceded by
Office Depot Center
Host of the
NHL All-Star Game

2004
Succeeded by
American Airlines Center
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Minnesota Swarm

2005 – present
Succeeded by
current
Preceded by
Madison Square Garden
Host of the
Republican National Convention

2008
Succeeded by
St. Pete Times Forum
Preceded by
Ford Field
Detroit, Michigan
Future Host of the
Frozen Four

2011
Succeeded by
St. Pete Times Forum
Tampa, Florida