Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Minnesota Wild Xcel Energy Center Information: Address & Parking

If you look through the top searched items for any stadium, things like addresses and parking information always come up. The Minnesota Wild play at the beautiful Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul – stop searching because here is what you need to know:

Xcel Energy Center Address:

199 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Xcel Energy Center Parking:

There are 2 ramps directly connected to the Xcel: RiverCentre and Kellogg:
RiverCentre Ramp – 150 W. Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Kellogg Ramp – 129 W. Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55102

For Wild games, you often need pre-purchased passes to park in these lots. You can buy affordable parking passes from local ticket seller Ticket King to many Wild games.

Otherwise, there are several other nearby parking choices including:
7 Corners – 150 Smith Avenue
Lawson Commons – 10 W. 6th Street
Victory Ramp – 344 N. Wabasha Street

405 Minnesota Street

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Minnesota Iowa Wild – Is it Worth the Trip?

I am wondering if anyone has made the trip a few hours south to see the Minnesota Iowa Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines???

I was a huge supporter of moving the AHL development team to Iowa and to changing the team name and color to more closely resemble the NHL Minnesota Wild team, but  
I have not made the trip to see them. It is 100% on my to-do list. I love hockey and although I don’t think of Iowa as a hockey hotbed, I think a quick trip to see the Minnesota Wild affiliate team would be fun…especially on a $2 beer night!

Lets go Wild – Iowa! Is that mascot a cat? puurrrfect.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Minnesota Wild Goalie Dilemma

The Wild have 3 goalies on the roster and I swear you need a crystal ball to know who is going to start which game. I am not sure that is a strategy of head coach Mike Yeo or just simply a matter of circumstance. My personal hope is that Darcy Kuemper emerges as a strong healthy reliable goal tender that we can count on for the season…or in my freakish dream world, Jonathan Quick decides HE too wants to raise his family in Minnesota and requests a transfer (LOL!)

Which Minnesota Wild Goalie would you choose?

Minnesota Wild Jersey #32 - Niklas Backstrom, 6' 2", 197 pounds,      Born February 13, 1978 – a serious, and insightful Aquarius.

Minnesota Wild Jersey #35 - Darcy Kuemper, 6' 5", 205 pounds, Born May 5, 1990- a secure and strong Taurus.

Minnesota Wild Jersey #37 - Josh Harding, 6' 2", 194 pounds, Born June 18, 1984      -

an inquisitive and intelligent Gemini.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hottest Selling Minnesota Wild Ticket Right Now

I talked to local ticket seller Ticket King (I keep seeing Ticket King everywhere! They were big sponsors of TwinsDaily.com this year and I swear they have ads on a million metro transit buses so I thought I would reach out to them and give them a free shout out too!) about what the hottest selling Minnesota Wild ticket is  right now. Any guesses?

Minnesota Wild vs. Winnipeg Jets on December 27th

I guess I am not super surprised, it’s a Saturday night after Christmas and those Jets fans love to travel. Let’s make sure the Minnesota Wild fans get Wild tickets in their stockings this year and we fill the Xcel with WILD fans!

Monday, August 4, 2014

2014-15 Minnesota Wild Schedule Interesting Facts

Of course interesting is a relative term...especially when talking about the Minnesota Wild Schedule, but.... my top 5 2014-15 Minnesota Wild Schedule Interesting Facts are:

13 sets of back to back games (is that unlucky? 13?) – That seems like a lot and I hope my Wild team gets plenty of rest and can stay basically injury free

4 games is the longest road trip at the end of January, I wish the long road trip would come earlier in the season, but it is what it is

5 games is the longest homestand at the end of March into April – I love that we are at home close to crunch time when we are making the push for the playoffs

19 Weekend Home Games – I am sure the ticket brokers of Minnesota are rejoicing over that – we all know weekend games are hot tickets

January 8th should be a game all Minnesota Wild and Minnesota based Blackhawks fans should circle because it is the first home ice rematch against the Blackhawks.

Minnesota Wild Schedule