TRAVEL BY CAR
Xcel Energy Center is nestled between two major freeways (Interstate 94 and 35E) making it easily accessible from all points of the compass. The arena is located on the corner of W. Kellogg Boulevard and W. 7th Street in the heart of downtown Saint Paul.
From the North:
Take I-35E south and exit on Wacouta, follow seven blocks to Kellogg Boulevard and turn right.
From the South:
Take I-35E north to the Grand Avenue exit. Turn right and follow Grand Avenue to W. 7th Street. Take a left on W. 7th Street.
From the East:
Take I-94 west and exit on 6th Street. Turn left on Kellogg Boulevard.
From the West:
Take I-94 east and exit on 5th Street. Xcel Energy Center is two stop lights from the exit ramp, straight ahead, at the corner of 5th Street and W. 7th Street.
From the MSP Airport:
Take the airport access road and follow signs for Hwy. 5 to Saint Paul. Travel on Hwy. 5 to Saint Paul (approximately 8 miles) to I-35E north. Take I-35E north to the Kellogg Boulevard exit and turn right.
If you are traveling North on I-35E, take the Shepard Road, Grand Avenue, 7th Street or 11th Street/Capitol exits
If you are traveling South on I-35E, take the 10th Street, Wacouta Street or University Avenue/Capitol exits
If you are traveling East on I-94, take the 5th, 10th or 7th Street exits
If you are traveling West on I-94, take the Kellogg Boulevard/Mounds Boulevard or Hwy. 52/6th Street exits
Driving the length of Kellogg Boulevard on an event day should be avoided if possible. Visitors are encouraged to use alternate routes if possible.
TRAVEL BY BUS
Xcel Energy Center is easy to access from several Metro Transit Bus Lines servicing the downtown Saint Paul area. Metro Transit offers an online Trip Planner that allows travelers to create a custom personal schedule to travel by bus to Xcel Energy Center.
Many of Saint Paul's city blocks are conveniently connected on the second floors by five miles of an award-winning skyway system. The skyway is an above ground, climate-controlled walkway that connects the buildings in downtown Saint Paul. Skyway maps are located throughout the system and each walkway is color-coded to make navigating easy.
From Xcel Energy Center:
Take I-35E south to I-494 west. Head south on I-35W (toward Albert Lea). Merge on to West 98th Street/W Old Shakopee Road. Continue to follow West 98th Street. BIG will be on your right.
From the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Airport:
Exit the airport via MN-5 west and continue on to I-494/MN 5 W. Head south on I-35W (toward Albert Lea). Merge on to West 98th Street/W Old Shakopee Road. Continue to follow West 98th Street. BIG will be on your right.