In Game

You’ll struggle to find another venue in all of the professional sports that goes as far to show off their devotion to the game. The second you step into the Xcel Energy Center you’ll be greeted with the sights and sounds of Minnesota hockey. Throughout the arena, there are many displays and exhibits featuring high school hockey, college hockey, and pro hockey. You’ll know you’re somewhere where people truly love hockey during your visit to the Xcel Energy Center.

It’s not just the rich tapestry displaying Minnesota’s hockey heritage that makes attending a Wild an excellent experience. Your view no matter where you’re seated is outstanding. The Xcel Energy Center is home to some of the best sightlines in the NHL, whether you’re sitting front row center ice or up in the rafters.

You’ll also encounter lots of friendly fans when attending a game at The X. Wild fans are very nice and welcoming meaning you’ll have no problem making friends with the people seated around you. The fans here are also extremely knowledge and love to talk hockey.

Downtown St. Paul is also an incredible place to take in a hockey game thanks to the large selection of quality bars and restaurants. Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub, American Burger Bar, and Cossetta’s, among others, are all excellent places to grab a bite to eat before the game.

Don’t worry though if you arrive at the Xcel Energy Center without eating, as the concessions stands inside the arena are high quality and have a lot to offer. You can get anything from Davanni’s Pizza to Philly cheesesteak nachos to ice cream at the arena so that you won’t leave hungry.

The Xcel Energy Center is home to one of the best gameday experiences not only in the NHL, but all of the professional sports making a trip a must for any sports fan out there.

Things to check out

U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Exhibits

At the Mich Golden Light Fan Zone, you’ll find six display cases showcasing the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in Eveleth, MN. Two of the cases are dedicated to the museum, and the other four rotate regularly meaning there’s always something new to see when attending a Wild game.

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College Hockey Awards

At the Xcel Energy Center, you’ll be able to see the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Awards up close and in person. The awards for the best men’s and women’s college hockey player are on display near Gate 4, so stop by and check them out.

Jersey Wall

The Jersey Wall is an excellent tribute to Minnesota’s rich hockey culture. The wall features 215 jerseys from high schools throughout the state and is a must see for anyone wanting to understand just how important the game is to the state of Minnesota.

Minnesota State High School League Tournaments

If the Jersey Wall isn’t enough high school hockey for you, then make sure to keep an eye out for the eighteen Minnesota State High School League Tournaments headlines from the Pioneer Press.

WCHA

Near Gate 2, you’ll find an exhibit featuring the WCHA’s Broadmoor Trophy, which is awarded to the winner of the WCHA Final Five. Nearby you’ll also see the original Zamboni from the St. Paul Auditorium, so make sure to stop by Gate 2 before the game.

St. Paul Champions

On the RBC Wealth Management Club Level, you’ll have the chance to see exhibits honoring all of St. Paul’s minor league hockey champions. They include jerseys and newspaper headlines, and are a must see for any Minnesota hockey fan.

Hockey Lodge Exhibits

There’s always something new to see at The X thanks to the rotating exhibits near Gate 3 and the Hockey Lodge. There are also other various displays on Minnesota’s Mr. and Ms. Hockey as well as Herb Brooks. Make sure to take these in when attending a Wild game.

Prince Tribute

Prince fans will want to check out the Prince Tribute by Gate 1. The tribute features a replica Minnesota Wild jersey presented to Prince in 2004 and is a must see for any visiting the Xcel Energy Center.

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Celebrity Puck Wall

Check out the celebrity puck wall near Gate 5 to see all the acts that have performed at the Xcel Energy Center over the years. Every performer who passes through the arena signs a puck, so take a minute to take in this fantastic exhibit.

Lighthouse

The horn at the lighthouse goes off following every Wild goal. You can’t miss the lighthouse during your visit to The X.

Nordy

Nobody's quite sure what exactly Nordy is, but that doesn’t stop him from being beloved by Wild fans everywhere. Everyone loves Nordy, so keep your eyes open for him during the game.

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Kid Skating Onto the Ice

Before every game a kid skates onto the ice and plants a Minnesota Wild flag at center ice. The tradition shows off Minnesota's love of hockey and brings everyone to their feet, so be in your seat before the game.

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Bingoal

At select games, play Bingoal through the Arena app for your chance to win Minnesota Wild prizes. Bingoal is fun to play and a great way to stay engaged with the game, so sign up to play.

Fight Songs

  1. State of Hockey Anthem

    Wild fight song is played between the first and second periods.

    We were raised
    With the stick
    And a pair of blades
    On the ice we cut our teeth
    We took our knocks
    In the penalty box
    Our mother was the referee

    This sport was here
    Before we came
    It will be here when we’re gone
    The game’s in our blood
    And our blood’s in the game
    Lay us down under
    A frozen pond

    We will fight to the end
    We will stand and defend
    Our flag flying high and free
    We were born the child
    Of the strong and Wild
    In the State, the State of Hockey

    A big blue line runs around our state
    A line that can’t be crossed
    The day they try to take this game
    Is the day the gloves come off

    We will fight to the end
    We will stand and defend
    Our flag flying high and free
    We were born the child
    Of the strong and Wild
    In the State, the State of Hockey.

  2. Let's Go Crazy

    Wild goal song

    Dearly beloved
    We are gathered here today
    To get through this thing called life

    Electric word life
    It means forever and that’s a mighty long time
    But I’m here to tell you
    There’s something else
    The after world

    A world of never ending happiness
    You can always see the sun, day or night

    So when you call up that shrink in Beverly Hills
    You know the one, Dr. Everything’ll Be Alright
    Instead of asking him how much of your time is left
    Ask him how much of your mind, baby

    ‘Cause in this life
    Things are much harder than in the after world
    In this life
    You’re on your own

    And if the elevator tries to bring you down
    Go crazy, punch a higher floor

    If you don’t like the world you’re living in
    Take a look around you
    At least you got friends

    You see I called my old lady
    For a friendly word
    She picked up the phone
    Dropped it on the floor
    (Ah, ah) is all I heard

    Are we gonna let the elevator
    Bring us down
    Oh, no let’s go!

    Let’s go crazy
    Let’s get nuts
    Let’s look for the purple banana
    ‘Til they put us in the truck, let’s go!

    We’re all excited
    But we don’t know why
    Maybe it’s ’cause
    We’re all gonna die

    And when we do (When we do)
    What’s it all for (What’s it all for)
    You better live now
    Before the grim reaper come knocking on your door

    Tell me, are we gonna let the elevator bring us down
    Oh, no let’s go!

    Let’s go crazy
    Let’s get nuts
    Look for the purple banana
    ‘Til they put us in the truck, let’s go!

    C’mon baby
    Let’s get nuts
    Yeah
    Crazy

    Let’s go crazy

    Are we gonna let the elevator bring us down
    Oh, no let’s go!
    Go crazy

    I said let’s go crazy (Go crazy)
    Let’s go, let’s go
    Go
    Let’s go

    Dr. Everything’ll be alright
    Will make everything go wrong
    Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill
    Hang tough children

    He’s coming
    He’s coming
    Coming

    Take me away!

    Read more: Prince – Let’s Go Crazy Lyrics | MetroLyrics

  3. Let's Play Hockey

    Before the puck drops at every Wild game everyone takes part in the “Let’s Play Hockey” chant. Join in with Wild fans on this chant that gets everyone ready to watch the game.

    Let’s Play Hockey!

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