Xcel Energy Center named host venue for 2014 West Regionals

Good news for St. Paul on Thursday as the Xcel Energy Center was named the host arena for the 2014 NCAA West Regional hockey tournament. It will be the fourth time in six years the regional has been played at the X.


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X to host first Big 10 hockey tourney

The XCel Energy Center will host the first Big Ten Conference men’s hockey tournament. It’s set for the spring of 2014, capping off the first season of play in the new six-team conference. The winner gets an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

Xcel Energy Center undergoes first major upgrade

The Minnesota Wild is investing about $1 million to build two-dozen loge boxes at the St. Paul arena, the Business Journal reports. The four-person upscale boxes are priced at about $50,000 per year, compared to $180,000 for a suite. The new premium seating is expected to be ready for the hockey team's first preseason game on Sept. 26.