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The Xcel Energy Center, also known as "The X", is a multi-purpose arena, located in Saint Paul, Minnesota and is the home of the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL). With an official capacity of 17,954, the arena has four spectator level, one suite level and three general seating levels. The arena opened on September 29, 2000. It was built on the site of the demolished St. Paul Civic Center. The push for a new arena in Saint Paul grew after the National Hockey League's Minnesota North Stars moved to Dallas. The concourse areas contain a hockey jersey from every high school in Minnesota hanging on the wall, reflecting the "State of Hockey." Surrounding the arena at all four corners are "crows nests." One features an organ built into the shell of a Zamboni and is played during Wild games. The second nest features a lighthouse which houses a foghorn that is blasted when the team takes the ice before games, for all Wild goals, and after a victory. The third is often used for the "Let's play hockey!" announcement before puck drop each game, along with game ops interviews, announcements, and fan contests. The fourth provides an additional stage for various uses.
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Minnesota Wild FAQ
What is the capacity of the Xcel Energy Center?
The Xcel Energy Center has an official capacity of 17,954, the arena has four spectator level, one suite level and three general seating levels.
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When did Xcel Energy Center Open?
Xcel Energy Center opened on September 29, 2000. It was built on the site of the demolished St. Paul Civic Center. The push for a new arena in Saint Paul grew after the National Hockey League's Minnesota North Starsmoved toDallas.
When did the Minnesota Wild join the NHL?
The Minnesota Wild were formed in 1997, but didn't play a game in the NHL until the 2000-2001 season. Minnesota used to be home to the Minnesota North Stars before they moved to Dallas in 1993.