Going to a concert, a show, an event or Minnesota Wild Game at the Xcel Energy Center in Downtown St. Paul? Here's where to park for the Xcel Energy Center, what bars and restaurants to go to before and after, hotels to stay at in downtown St. Paul, and shuttle buses to the Xcel Center.
Where is the best place to park for the Xcel Energy Center? Here's where the nearest parking is, the cheapest parking, and where to find free parking for the Xcel Energy Center.
Several bars and restaurants in St. Paul offer free parking and free shuttle buses to the Xcel Energy Center for Minnesota Wild games. Here's a list.
West Seventh Street, the road running southwest from the Xcel Energy Center, has two of the most popular Xcel Energy Canter pre- and post-event hangouts, Cossetta's Pizza and Italian Deli, and Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub. There's plenty more options for bars, pubs and restaurants on this street too. Here's where to get food and beer when seeing a show or a hockey game at the Xcel Energy Center.
More Bars and Restaurants near the Xcel Energy Center: Downtown St. Paul
Cheap Ticket for Minnesota Wild, and other Xcel Energy Center Shows and Events
Tickets for the majority of events at the Xcel Energy Center are are sold through Ticketmaster, who apply a "convenience charge" of around $6 per ticket. You can save money on tickets by purchasing them in person at the Xcel Energy Center box office.
StubHub and TeamExchange are Ticketmaster-run sites for fans to buy and sell tickets. Depending on demand, tickets can sell for way over face value, especially for Minnesota Wild tickets and for in-demand shows, but occasionally there are bargains to be found.
If you are coming from out of town or don't want to drive home after the show or the game, and need a hotel for the night, here's where you can find a hotel in downtown St. Paul.
As well as seeing the game or the show, there's plenty more to do in St. Paul and next-door Minneapolis. Here's ideas for other things to do in St. Paul and Minneapolis.