Saint Paul's track record is second to none when it comes to hosting professional and amateur sporting events. As Minnesota's capital city, Saint Paul is centrally located in the Upper Midwest, home of the award-winning Xcel Energy Center and known for it's level of service for professional, collegiate and amateur sporting events.
Saint Paul is less than 4 hours by plane from any city in the United States and downtown Saint Paul is just a 8 mile drive from the airport. For those coming from the drive market, Saint Paul is conveniently located off Interstate 94 and Interstate 35E.
Saint Paul's premier athletic facility is the Xcel Energy Center which encompasses 650,000 square feet and seats more than 18,000 fans for hockey games. Home to the NHL's Minnesota Wild and NLL's Minnesota Swarm lacrosse team, the Xcel Energy Center has won numerous awards including nominations for arena of the year in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.