Xcel Energy Center is home to the Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Swarm. This indoor venue also hosts many other major events throughout the year. The venue’s location in downtown St. Paul can make getting to the arena and finding Xcel Energy Center parking difficult. With a little bit of planning, you can outsmart the crowd and find cheap parking within easy walking distance of the arena. Our Xcel Energy Parking Guide will provide you with everything you need to know for making an informed decision about where to leave your car on game day.
One easy way to take care of game day parking is to book a parking space ahead of time. The Xcel Energy Center and Minnesota Wild have partnered with Parking Panda to make finding parking near the venue a breeze! This online parking reservation service enables fans to compare the price and location of many parking facilities near the Xcel Energy Center, then book a space ahead of time.
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Xcel Energy Center Online Parking Reservations
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Best Parking Options Near Xcel Energy Center
Parking near the Xcel Energy Center is plentiful and affordable if you know where to look. If you’re after convenience, you can find a space in a ramp or lot right next to the arena for roughly $30. Fans looking to save a few dollars on parking should take a look at the parking lot at 13 W Exchange St, which charges only $7 for Minnesota Wild games. View the table below to compare parking options and find the perfect spot for you.
|Lot Name||Price Range||Reserve Parking?||Distance to Gate||Walking Time|
|9th Street Ramp||$16||Book Now!||0.2 mi||5 mins|
|St. Peter Lot||$16||Book Now!||0.3 mi||7 mins|
|Travelers West Plaza Lot||$26||Book Now!||0.0 mi||Right across the street!|
|Holiday Inn Ramp||$32||Book Now!||0.0 mi||No walk – right next door!|
|13 W Exchange St||$7||Book Now!||0.3 mi||8 mins|
|Children’s Hospital Lot||$7||Book Now!||0.4 mi||9 Mins|
|177 Exchange St S||$23||Book Now!||0.1 mi||3 mins|
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On-Site Parking At Xcel Energy Center
The RiverCentre and Kellogg parking ramps are directly connected to the Xcel Energy Center complex. Parking at the RiverCentre can be reserved online ahead of time for select events via the Xcel Energy Centre website. Reservations at this garage are not available for Minnesota Wild games. View a map of on-site parking ramps below.
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- Tailgating is not allowed on any parking ramps that are covered.
- Some third party surface lots allow tailgating – these typically advertise that they do.
- Sound-amplifying equipment is prohibited, as are wood-burning fires — tailgaters must prepare food on charcoal or propane grills.
- There are plenty of bars and restaurants as alternatives for pre-game fun.
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Xcel Energy Center is easily accessible from several Metro Transit Bus Lines servicing the downtown Saint Paul area. Metro Transit offers an online Trip Planner that allows travelers to create a custom personal schedule to travel by bus to Xcel Energy Center.
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Convenient accessible parking is available at the RiverCentre Parking Ramp, which is adjacent to Xcel Energy Center. Guests using the RiverCentre Ramp can access Xcel Energy Center via the skyway, which is connected to Xcel Energy Center.
Another convenient option is the Kellogg Parking Ramp. Additional parking spots are available at surrounding ramps. Fans who require accessible parking must have a valid disabled parking tag or permit with a matching ID.
An accessible drop-off area is available and located at the southeast entrance (Gate 1) of Xcel Energy Center at 175 West Kellogg Boulevard. Please note that for many events this option is not available for pick-up as Kellogg Blvd. is closed for pedestrian traffic.
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Click “Directions” in the top left of the map for the quickest route to Xcel Energy Center
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Official Xcel Energy Center Parking Page > The official parking page for Xcel Energy Center, which is includes locations, and directions. Events with individual pricing are listed on this page as well.
Parking Panda > Compare parking options near the arena with the official parking partner of the Minnesota Wild and Xcel Energy Center!
St. Paul Skyway System > The skyway system is an indoor tunnel that connects many of the buildings throughout downtown St. Paul. Escape the cold by walking indoors through the city.
Xcel Energy Center Yelp Page > Hear it from other fans! You can read helpful reviews about parking, alternatives to tailgating, and other fun.
Xcel Energy Center FAQ > This is the official FAQ for Xcel Energy Center. Answer all of your questions for the day of the game!
Parkopedia Target Center > Parkopedia is the parking encyclopedia! Take a look at the parking maps on this site for some helpful tips.
Stadium Journey > Check out some user reviews on Stadium Journey and learn about the stadium, its history, and surrounding venues!